Mapperley Plains lane closure to be lifted as Gedling Access Road works progress

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Traffic woes should soon start to reduce around Mapperley Plains when a lane closure is lifted in the coming weeks.

The closure has been in place to allow teams to work on the Gedling Access Road, which will link Mapperley Plains to Burton Road in Carlton.

Nottinghamshire County Council confirmed the 24/7 lane closure will remain in place until February 19.

But it’s not all good news – there will be BT works taking place on Sunday, February 21 and Sunday, February 28 and this will mean that four-way temporary traffic lights are installed at Arnold Lane/Gedling Road junction with the B684 during the day.

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PICTURED: Mapperley Plains

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire County Council said: “The 24/7 lane closure is being removed due to the completion of the retaining wall and diversion of gas mains at this location. Further lane closures will be required in the future to construct the footways and rebuild the road.

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“We would like to thank residents and motorists for their ongoing cooperation and patience.”

It has been just over 12 months since works on the Gedling Access Road first began.

In these 12 months, the 3.8km route that GAR will take from the A612, to Mapperley Plains has certainly undergone a lot of changes. 

From the construction of a new junction at Burton Road all the way up to the where GAR will meet Mapperley Plains, the team has made significant progress including; moving over 300,000 cubic metres of earth from Lambley Lane – that’s equivalent to 120 Olympic sized swimming pools!

This earth has been moved towards the north of the site, where a large bank can now be seen just off Mapperley Plains. 

The route set to open to traffic in the Autumn of 2021.


  1. The County council will soon review the stoke lane bus plug camera as it was intended to be used for approximately 8 months from its installation, those 8 months are now up and I fully expect the camera to be removed. The Council also stated the camera will be used up to the summer of 2021, seems they can’t make their mind up about it so let’s all write to our councillors demanding its removal. Remember the local elections are here this spring. Stand up and be counted folks!


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