Security fencing made from recycled plastic has been installed along one of the busiest roads leading into Leicester city centre.

The city's local authority decided to replace the old metal fence that ran along two miles of Narborough Road South with something that would be both environmentally sound and long lasting.

Featuring a decorative steel wave on its top, the fencing is the first stage of a £1.5 million green project to develop road between the roundabout near an Asda supermarket and the junction at Braunstone Lane.

The second stage, on which work has already started, will create green, tree-lined spaces along the roads to bring colour for the festive season. It is hoped, weather-dependent, that the planting should be completed before Christmas.

"The new fence has already improved the appearance of this major traffic route for residents and commuters and I'm delighted we can improve it at no cost to the council taxpayer," Lesley Pendleton, county council cabinet member for environment and transport, said.

To mark the end of the work, Ms Pendleton will be examining the security fencing tomorrow (Tuesday 9th November).ADNFCR-3337-ID-800222391-ADNFCR