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VIDEO: Latest drone flyover footage shows how £40m Gedling Access Road is progressing


Nottinghamshire County Council has released new drone flyover footage that shows how quickly the Gedling Access Road is progressing.

A spokesman said: “This month’s video shows the continuation of the bulk earthworks movement. At this point, driving down Arnold Lane you will see a significant difference in the site and the formation of the new road rising up towards Mapperley Plains.”

Adam Lakin is project manager for the Gedling Access Road has said he was pleased with progress.

He said: “Since works commenced onsite on 6 January 2020, excellent progress has been made by our site team and the principal contractor, Balfour Beatty.

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PICTURED: The GAR is progressing

“Despite the challenges of COVID-19 and some extreme weather conditions, our construction programme remains broadly on track. Earthworks in particular are ahead of schedule and this will enable us to move forward the planned road closure on Lambley Lane.

“The large embankment visible from Arnold Lane will support the new road and has been constructed with materials excavated from across site and primarily with material excavated from east of Lambley Lane.”

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.

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