People are being invited to meet the teams responsible for the new Gedling Access Road, with construction set to begin in January 2020
Main construction work on the Gedling Access Road is scheduled to begin on January 6, 2020 for 18 months and will mark the beginning of sustainable redevelopment in the area for future generations.
The link from the B684 Mapperley plains to the A612 Trent Valley Road is expected to open to traffic in Summer 2021 following the approval of the construction timetable at Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee today (December 5).
Local residents and businesses are invited to meet the project team and learn more about the construction timetable at two public information events.
The events will take place as follows:
• Monday, December 9 2019 (2pm – 6pm)
3rd Woodthorpe Scout Group Hut NG3 5RJ
• Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (5pm – 8pm)
Carlton le Willows Academy NG4 4AA
A number of road closures are planned while construction works are taking place, and road users, residents and business owners will be kept up to date on these.
Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee, said: “We are delighted to mark the start of a new decade with the Gedling Access Road construction.
“Not only will the Gedling Access Road significantly reduce traffic through Gedling Village, but it will also link communities in the area to wider Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City Centre, while progressing the sustainable redevelopment of the former Gedling Colliery/Chase Farm site.
“This is just one of our commitments to new highways projects and we will continue to work closely with our partner agencies throughout the construction period to ensure that the project delivers benefits to the local community and the county as a whole.
“We understand that the work will cause inconvenience for the travelling public, residents and businesses, so our priority throughout the construction will be to minimise disruption. Every effort will be made to continue communicating with the public to keep them up to date.”
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Road closures planned
The council has also announced which roads will be closed and when during the construction of the new Gedling Access Road.
These are as follows….
- B684 Mapperley Plains – March 2020 July 2021
Off-peak restrictions will be in place to allow for construction work to take place.
- Lambley Lane – June 2020 – May 2021
A daytime closure (0700 – 1800) will be in place from June 2020 until February 2021 to allow for earthworks to take place. The road will be open during the evenings and weekends. A full closure of Lambley Lane will then take place from February 2021 until May 2021 to allow for drainage works and diversions of statutory undertaker’s apparatus. A signed diversion will be in place.
- Burton Road junction with A612 – From February 2020
A full closure of Burton Road will be in place for an estimated period of eight months to allow for the construction of new traffic signal junction arrangement. A signed diversion will be in place via Stoke Lane for public transport, all other traffic will use the A612 Trent Valley Road and then the Colwick Loop Road back to Shearing Hill during this time.
- A612 Nottingham Road and Trent Valley Road – Ongoing
Please note that existing traffic lights at the junction with Burton Road will not be in operation while works are ongoing.
- Arnold Lane at its junction with Mapperley Plains – From July 2021
A full closure at Arnold Lane will be in place for approximately 10 weeks once the Gedling Access Road has opened to allow for Arnold Lane to be realigned and tie into the Gedling Access Road and for changes at the existing Arnold Lane / Mapperley Plains / Gedling Road junction.
- Gedling Road, B684 Mapperley Plains / Plains Road – August 2021
A closure will be in place for approximately one
week while resurfacing works take place.