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Road set to be closed for Gedling Access Road works will now remain open ‘due to uncertainty over coronavirus’

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A road in Gedling that was due to close for eight months will now remain open due to uncertainty over coronavirus.

A section of Burton Road was due to close from March 23, for approximately eight months as part of the Gedling Access Road, will now remain open to all traffic until further notice.

Nottinghamshire County Council has today announced work at the junction with Burton Road and the A612 Nottingham Road / Trent Valley Road will be paused.

Ground broken Gedling Access Road
IMAGE: Notts County Council

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “We need to make sure that we have taken all sensible steps to minimise risk and disruption to our workforce and local people.

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“The road closure was due to run 24 hours per day, seven days per week, with no access for emergency vehicles.

“We do not want to be in a position where we close Burton Road, start work on the junction and then stop again. We would not be able to reopen the road at this point and it would increase the overall time the road has to be closed.

“We made a promise to try and keep disruption to a minimum, so we have decided to pause works at this junction and keep Burton Road open for the time being.

“The good news is that we are pressing on with the rest of the GAR works, however due to the coronavirus the situation will be kept under review.”

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  1. Realistically CLW will not reopen until September and there is a fraction of the traffic along Burton Road due to the lockdown. Wouldn’t it make more sense to go ahead with it now, whilst disruption to pupils and drivers is nearly non-existent? Emergency vehicles can easily use the bus plug on Stoke Lane.

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