A camera will be put in place later this month to help prevent vehicles using a bus plug on Stoke Lane as work ramps up on the new £40m Gedling Access Road.
Nottinghamshire County Council yesterday approved plans to introduce temporary camera enforcement on the Stoke Lane bus plug in Gedling, at its Communities and Place Committee.
To allow the construction of the new junction with the A612 Nottingham Road / Trent Valley Road, the council has said it will be necessary to close Burton Road from its junction with the A612 to the former bus gate from March 23, 2020 for approximately eight months.
There will be no vehicle access through the closure, but pedestrian access will be maintained.
Councillor John Cottee, Committee Chair for Communities and Place at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “The effective running of a bus priority lane supports the Council’s transport and highways objectives and as such we’re keen to see it used properly.
“The diversion is necessary to allow the construction work for the £41 million Gedling Access Road to take place. We understand that work will cause inconvenience for the travelling public and would like to thank people for their patience.”
All traffic except for buses will be diverted around the A612 and then the Colwick loop road back to Shearing Hill. Traffic which uses the bus plug will be subject to fixed penalty notices. Stoke Lane is not a suitable alternative diversion route for the 7300 vehicles using Burton Road.
The enforcement will be in in operation from 23 March and will be reviewed once the Gedling Access Road is open in Summer 2021.