A new flyover film captured by drone has been created to give residents a glimpse of progress on the new £40m Gedling Access Road (GAR).

The latest video, which has been shared by Nottinghamshire County Council, shows work taking place to create the large embankment at Mapperley Plains, where you can see just how much earth has been excavated to help elevate the structure.

Although we are in the midst of a second national lockdown, work has been able to continue after the Government made it clear that construction work wouldn’t be suspended as before.

Once completed the Gedling Access Road will be a new 3.8km single carriageway road which providing a link between the B684 Mapperley Plains and the A612 Trent Valley Road / Nottingham Road.

GAR flyover
Footage from the latest Gedling Access Road flyover film

The road is expected to open to traffic in the autumn of 2021.

Burton Road closure extended

Burton Road has been closed since May of this year while a new traffic signal controlled junction for the GAR with the A612 is constructed. 

Works on-site are now nearing completion and the road closure will remain in place until December.

It had been hoped that the road would reopen in October, with other road closures being put in place to speed up works..

A spokesman said: “We would like to thanks residents and motorists for their continued patience.”



  1. Thank you for the very interesting video, fascinating but also incredibly sad, such a huge loss of trees and greenbelt.

  2. Anyone know whether the plan is to take out the bus plug on Burton Road? It’s a very complicated little junction if they don’t.

  3. Yet another massive episode of destruction of local wildlife overseen by Gedling’s planning committee without the mitigation that could and should be in place. Everytime you see headlines about the UK’s declining biodiversity, here is a perfect example of why it is happening. It simply does not have to be this way. Development is needed and can happen in a sustainable way: it just needs authorities with the will and backbone necessary. Sadly, Gedling is not one of them.


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