People wanting to cross a busy road in Gedling will soon be able to do so more safely.
Plans to build a pedestrian crossing on Arnold Lane have now been announced by Nottinghamshire County Council in response to road safety concerns raised by the local community.
Residents living on the new Chase Farm development have raised concerns with local councillors and local MP Vernon Coaker about problems crossing Arnold Lane, which runs by the estate.
The crossing, which should be completed by April 2020, is expected to cost in the region of £125,000 and its exact location will be decided by a County Council feasibility study.
Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee, said: “Pedestrian safety is paramount so we have responded to concerns raised by residents living on the Chase Farm estate by allocating funding to create this crossing.
“This crossing will also assist the possible increase in residents living on the Chase Farm estate as part of the Gedling Access Road project.”
Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth, Portfolio Holder for Growth & Regeneration at Gedling Borough Council, said: “We’re pleased that the concerns we raised alongside local residents have been listened to and a new crossing will be constructed on Arnold Lane.
“This crossing will help improve road safety for pedestrians living on the Chase Farm estate, which we greatly welcome.”
The GAR will be a 3.8km stretch of road linking the existing A612 Trent Valley Road/ Nottingham Road to Mapperley Plains (B684).
It has been designed to ease congestion in Gedling Village whilst providing safe access to the housing, employment and community-related uses proposed by the full redevelopment of the former Gedling colliery site.
The GAR is being delivered by the County Council and Via East Midlands in partnership with Homes England (HE), D2N2, Gedling Borough Council and Keepmoat Homes, housing developer for the Chase Farm site, which are all helping to fund the new road.