Work continues at pace on the new Gedling Access Road – as stunning drone footage shows it is edging closer to completion.
The latest drone flyover from the GAR site shows the significant earthworks which have taken place since the closure of Lambley Lane in May.
Over half a million tonnes of natural soil and mercia mudstone are being excavated from fields surrounding the Lambley Lane road closure, before being moved 2km north-west to form an embankment just off Mapperley Plains.
Once complete, the bank will support the new road and the majority of earth to form this is coming from the Lambley Lane site.
A daytime closure on Lambley Lane is now in place until February 2021 to allow for contractors to move the earth between different areas of the construction site.
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire County Council said: “The closure will be in place between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and every effort has been made to ensure that residents and businesses are able to access their properties during these times. Businesses along Lambley Lane will remain open to customers, and if you are travelling in the area, a diversion via Mapperley Top is in place.”
The Gedling Access Road (GAR) is a new 3.8km single carriageway road which will provide a link between the B684 Mapperley Plains and the A612 Trent Valley Road / Nottingham Road.
The road is expected to open to traffic in the autumn of 2021.