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Have say on new bus priority measure plan

Improvements planned on roads and at bus stops in Carlton, Colwick, Gedling and Netherfield

Residents are being asked to have their say on a series of bus priority measures being planned on roads in Colwick, Carlton, Gedling and Netherfield.

Funding has recently been secured through the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership to implement a range of bus priority measures as well as new and improved cycle and pedestrian facilities as part of the ‘Southern Growth Corridor’ project around Nottingham.

The project predominantly covers the A612 Daleside Road in Nottingham – but also extends to include roads in Colwick, Carlton, Gedling and Netherfield.

Jeff Burton, senior improvements officer for Via East Midlands, told residents: “The project seeks to improve the punctuality of and access to the local bus services in order to encourage more people to travel sustainably around Nottingham.

Bus passengers rate punctuality and reliability as their number one priority and these improvements, welcomed by bus operators, will have a significant impact on journey time and reliability. This in turn should lead to increased patronage and an overall reduction in congestion on this corridor which will benefit all road users.

As part of the overall project Via East Midlands Ltd, working on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, is proposing to introduce bus route improvements at the following locations:

Colwick

(Vale Road, Chaworth Road, Road No.1, Road No. 2 and Mile End Road),

Netherfield

(Meadow Road)

Carlton

(Burton Road, Gedling Road, Manor Road and Station Road)

and Gedling

(Main Road).

The proposed works include introducing a bus lane on Vale Road inbound to Nottingham, from the health centre to the junction with Mile End Road. This would be in operation on weekdays between 7.30am and 9.30am.

Single yellow lines and loading restriction would be introduced (no waiting or loading Monday to Friday, 7.30 – 9.30am) within the proposed bus lane on Vale Road inbound to Nottingham

Double yellow lines (no waiting at any time) would be introduced along the north side of Vale Road from the junction with Mile End Road to the junction with Chaworth Road.

Double yellow lines (no waiting at any time) would also be introduced along the south side of Vale Road opposite the Balmoral Road junction and on approach to the Chaworth Road / Road No. 1 junction.

Detection devices would be installed at the junction of Colwick Loop Road / Mile End Road / First Avenue junction to give buses priority over other traffic. Detection devices would also be introduced at the junction of Colwick Loop Road / Road No.1 to give buses priority over other traffic.

Other improvements to bus stops would be introduced at the following locations:

Road No.2, Colwick

GE0326 – on the south side of Road No.2 near the junction with Road No.1

  • Install real time information pole;
  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times.

GE0517 – on the north side of Road No.2 near the junction with Road No.1

  • Install real time information pole
  • Install new raised bus stop kerbs
  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times.

GE0320 – on the north side of Road No.2 outside of Hilary’s Blinds

  • Install real time information pole
  • Install new raised bus stop kerbs
  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times.

GE0327 – on the south side of Road No.2 near Crosslands Meadow

  • Install real time information pole
  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times.

Mile End Road, Colwick

GE0293 – on north side of Mile End Road near the junction with Colwick Manor Farm

  • Install new bus shelter at rear of footway
  • Install real time information pole
  • Install new raised bus stop kerbs
  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times.

GE0334 – on south side of Mile End Road near the junction with Colwick Manor Farm

  • Install real time information pole
  • Install new raised bus stop kerbs
  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times.

Meadow Road, Netherfield

GE0155 – on north-west side of Meadow Road near the junction with Matlock Street

  • Install real time information pole
  • Install new raised bus stop kerbs
  • Modify existing bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times (shortened to 12m that will provide additional provision for residential parking).

GE0154 – on south east side of Meadow Road near the junction with Harrogate Street

  • Install real time information pole
  • Install new bus shelter at rear of footway.

Station Road, Carlton

GE0499 – on north side of Station Road near the junction with Elm Drive

  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times.

Manor Road, Carlton

16. GE0498– on west side of Manor Road

  • Install real time information pole
  • Install new raised bus stop kerbs
  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times.

Main Road, Gedling

GE0209 – on north side of Main Road near the junction with Carnarvon Grove

  • Install real time information pole
  • Install new raised bus stop kerbs
  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times.

GE0210 – on south side of Main Road near the junction with Carnarvon Grove

  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times

GE0206 – on east side of Main Road near the junction with Ranmoor Road

  • Install new raised bus stop kerbs
  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times.

GE0208 – on west side of Main Road near the junction with Tennyson Avenue

  • Install new raised bus stop kerbs
  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times.

GE0207 – on east side of Main Road near the junction with Tennyson Avenue

  • Install new raised bus stop kerbs
  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times.

Burton Road, Carlton

GE0051– on north side of Burton Road near the junction with Carlton Square

  • Introduce a bus stop clearway – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times.

Gedling Road, Carlton

GE0205 – on west side of Gedling Road near junction with Blackhill Drive

  • The introduction of a bus stop clear – no stopping, except buses, in operation at all times *This has already been consulted upon and is due to be implemented.

Mr Burton said he wanted to give local residents the opportunity to have their say before work began.

He said: “Before proceeding further with the bus lane, double yellow lines and bus stop clearways, I wish to consider the views of residents and organisations who may be interested in this matter.

If your comments are in the form of an objection to the proposals and if they cannot be resolved, they will be reported through the County Council’s procedures at the appropriate time.

“Any observations on these proposals should reach me by August 21 2017.”

All comments or objection should be sent to either the e-mail address tmconsultation@viaem.co.uk or by post to: Via East Midlands Ltd, Major Projects and Improvements, County Hall, West Bridgford Nottingham NG2 7QP

  • There will be a public drop-in event at Colwick Community Centre Vale Road Colwick on Monday, August 7 between 3.30pm and 7.30p. Representatives from Nottinghamshire County Council and Via East Midlands will be on hand to answer questions and concerns you may have about the planned work and also show you the plans. 
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  1. Mike Collier

    Aug 10, 2017 at 2:47 am

    All of these very expensive changes ( costing thousands) will save seconds, but cost the majority of road users ( car users) a lot of time and frustration. Until something is done about the extreme time waiting at the 2 train crossings, nothing really will be achieved!

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