Gedling Access Road: Video flyover reveals latest progress made on new £48m bypass

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The latest flyover video has been released and shows just what progress has been made on Gedling Access Road over the past few weeks.

The last flyover video of the year reminds us how the site has gone from major earthworks at the start of the year to what now resembles a road in 12 months. 

In November works around Mapperley Plains and Lambley Lane has included the surfacing of footways, the installation of lamp columns and signs, the installation of acoustic fencing and the planting of many of the large number of new trees.

Down at the Burton Road end of the site, the final section of bulk earthworks has been completed and other works have included footway surfacing and the installation of acoustic fencing. 

The purpose of the new 3.8km long carriageway is to alleviate traffic congestion in Gedling village and serve the new Chase Farm housing development.

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It will link the A612 Trent Valley Road and Nottingham Road to Mapperley Plains.

The road was due to be completed in Autumn 2021 but the completion date has been pushed back to the Spring of 2022.

Nottinghamshire County Council recently revealed the project was now over budget with costs of the £40m project increasing by £8.6m.

But Gedling Borough Council leader John Clarke told residents not to be too concerned about the rising costs.

John Clarke, leader of Gedling Borough Council, has said that the overspend “sounds like a lot of money but [not] if you compare to HS2 and other things like that.

“The actual building has been extremely challenging, and I think they’ve done well.

“It is public money and we want to know where the £5.4m is coming from but I would like to set a more level playing field.”

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It has now been revealed the road will be known as ‘Colliery Way’ when completed.

3 COMMENTS

  1. This project has taken far too long and has caused continuous delays at the junction of Arnold Lane and Plains Road for over 2 years. The Council and Contractor have nothing to be proud of. This coupled with increasing costs over the Contract Period is a disgrace,

  2. Isn’t it time for an independent public enquiry into this shambles? The project management has been abysmal, the costs spiralling out of control, and the residents of Gedling, Mapperley, Burton Joyce and the wider area, driven to despair.

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