Nottinghamshire County Council has revealed that by closing a section of Colwick Loop Road this weekend for Gedling Access Road works, they can lift the ongoing closure of Burton Road ahead of schedule,
A section of the A612 will close this weekend while essential drainage works take place as part of the Gedling Access Road construction.
The stretch between Whitworth Drive in Burton Joyce and the Victoria Retail Park in Netherfield will be closed to traffic from 8pm on Friday, July 17 and is scheduled to re-open from 6am on Monday, July 20.
Three new pipes will be laid while the road is closed to drain water away from the Gedling Access Road and into a nearby lagoon and the River Trent.
The works will ensure that the ongoing closure on Burton Road in Gedling can be lifted ahead of schedule to reduce the impact on school traffic during the Autumn term.
Motorists should divert via the A6011, A52, A46, A607 and A612 or by using a local diversion route through Mapperley Plains.
Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, said: “The construction of the Gedling Access Road is moving along at pace, despite the coronavirus outbreak.
“Although not originally planned, the closure of the A612 will mean that Burton Road can open earlier than planned in October, which will be of significant benefit to motorists travelling through the area when the school term begins.
“Residents in the Rivendell/Teal Close development and Stoke Bardolph will be able to access their properties via Stoke Lane where traffic restrictions are currently in place. These restrictions will be lifted for the duration of the closure for residents’ and business access only.
“I would like to reassure bus passengers that we have consulted with Nottingham City Transport to prioritise keeping buses moving so that journey times are not significantly impacted.
“Buses will be taking a local diversion through Mapperley Plains meaning they will not be able to serve stops in Burton Joyce.
“We would like to thank residents and motorists for their ongoing understanding and patience while we carry out works in the area.”