Mr Randall said he discussed the possibility of the crossing this afternoon (February 26) with Transport Minister Baroness Vere during an online meeting.
Mr Randall said: “We discussed the possibility of a fourth crossing across the River Trent.
“I’ve long believed that a fourth Trent crossing is overdue and that Colwick would be a good place for such a crossing: it would help to reduce traffic along the A612 throughout Burton Joyce, Colwick, Stoke Bardolph and Netherfield and could be linked up with the new Gedling Access Road.
“It would also connect Gedling to the A46 corridor and provide better links to our businesses and create more local jobs, particularly if the East Midlands Freeport is approved.
“I will continue to lobby Government, Nottinghamshire County Council and Midlands Connect for funding towards this project.”
The Gedling MP has made a case for a bridge before during a debate about an extra crossing which was triggered by last year’s closure of the A52 Eastbound.
His views were shared by Gedling Borough Council leader John Clarke who wanted a road, pedestrian and tram bridge to go at the back of Colwick Industrial Estate.
The leader of the county council, Kay Cutts, who represents Radcliffe-on-Trent where one side of a Colwick bridge would be didn’t want a bridge.
She said it would be ‘unacceptable to residents.’
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