A local MP and councillors met yesterday to discuss plans for a fourth Trent crossing at Colwick.
Gedling MP Tom Randall met with Nottinghamshire County Council leader Ben Bradley, the Council’s Committee Chairman for Transport and Environment, Cllr Neil Clarke and county councillor for Carlton East Mike Adams at the site
A fourth Trent crossing is a project that has long been spoken about. After surveying residents in Colwick, Netherfield, Burton Joyce and Stoke Bardolph, Tom Randall MP and Cllr Mike Adams found there is a public appetite for a crossing and said they are keen to see it progress.
Mr Randall said that a new crossing could help reduce traffic congestion in Colwick, Burton Joyce, Netherfield and Stoke Bardolph.
He also thought it could shorten journey times for commuters and create new jobs and business opportunities in the area by improving links to the A52 and A46
Randall said that although the meeting was positive, bringing a bridge to the area could be ‘a long way off’.
He said: ““Transport issues are complex and take time to deliver but there was a good, meaningful discussion on Tuesday about potential ways to take this project forward.
“Off the back of this meeting I will be speaking to Government and to other key bodies in the region to continue work on this so that progress can be made towards building a fourth Trent crossing in Colwick.”
Gedling Borough Council leader John Clarke has also backed calls for a fourth crossing to be built.
Last year he said the city ‘can’t afford not to build’ another bridge.
Clarke also favours Colwick as a location for a fourth crossing.
He said: “It should be a bridge of the future, with capacity for road, pedestrians, bicycles and eventually a tram line.”
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