Motorists are being warned to expect delays from next week as major works to improve a roundabout on Colwick Loop Road begin
The next phase of developing the UK’s first Eco Expressway begins next week with improvements to the Racecourse Roundabout starting on Tuesday, May 2 and running until the end of July 2017.
The improvement works will involve altering the layout of the roundabout which will improve the flow of traffic and provide better quality pedestrian crossing points and offer the opportunity to repair parts of the road that have started to deteriorate.
Nottingham City Council say there will be a phased programme of works using traffic cones to keep traffic flowing. This approach avoids the need to use temporary traffic signals which would cause delays in this location.
But on two separate occasion’s traffic heading eastbound and northbound from Racecourse Road (Nottingham Racecourse and Park and Ride) will need to take a diversion route turning left onto Daleside Road and then turning around at the Trent Lane (Aldi) roundabout.
Eco-link buses will also have to follow this diversion. This will be necessary between Tuesday, May 2 to Friday, May 12 and also Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 23.
Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “We are really pleased with the progress we have already made on our Eco Expressway works.
“These works will ultimately provide a brand new bus and cycle route whilst also improving the usability of the Racecourse roundabout. Unfortunately, during the works, it will be necessary to introduce further temporary traffic measures that will cause localised restrictions at times.
He added: “We will continue to tell residents in advance when works are happening and apologise for any inconvenience that the works cause.”
Final road resurfacing works will take place in July and may require further diversions which will affect traffic. More information will be supplied nearer to the time.
A spokesman for Nottingham City Council said: “During the works, drivers are asked to allow more time for their journey and to slow down through the roadworks for the safety of the construction workers. There will be an advisory 20mph speed limit in place at the roundabout during all works.”
Information will be available on Nottingham City Council’s social media channels including @MyNottingham, @Transport_Nottm and @NottmTravelwise with further information available online transport.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/expressway
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