It’s now nearly two months since work began on the £40m Gedling Access Road.
The 3.8km road is being built to ease congestion in Gedling Village and facilitate the building of over 1,000 new homes on the former Gedling Colliery and Chase Farm sites.
The Gedling Access Road, which will run from Mapperley Plains to the A612 at the Burton Road/Nottingham Road and Trent Valley Way junction, will also improve access to Gedling Borough Council owned Gedling Country Park.
Nottinghamshire County Council has provided an update on how work is progressing…
The council said the following work had taken place during February…
- Works to move earth continued along the stretch of the route
- Site clearance works continued southwards from Mapperley Plains towards the Colliery Yard and north from Whitworth Drive towards the Walled Garden
- Works to install a boundary fence along the route began
- Regrading works at the Carlton-le-Willows field got underway
Here’s what the council have said is planned for March…
- Site clearance and earthworks will continue
- Drainage works across the route of the Gedling Access Road will commence
- CCTV cameras will be installed at the Burton Road Junction with Shearing Hill to enable remote monitoring of the traffic before GAR, during GAR’s diversion, and after GAR opens. This is an area where residents have raised concerns, and we want to ensure we take appropriate measures for identifying problems and making informed decisions
Planned roadworks in March
A short section of Burton Road will be closed from March 23. Two-way traffic flow on the A612 will be maintained throughout the works, but residents of Whitworth Drive and Nottingham Road Service Road will have their current access changed and will receive a letter explaining this.
Off-peak restrictions will also be in place on B684 Mapperley Plains from March to allow for construction works to take place.