Work progresses on linking Arnold Lane with Colliery Way in Gedling

A full closure of Arnold Lane has been in place since March 23

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Work to link Arnold Lane with Colliery Way – known as Gedling Access Road – is making good progress.

A full closure of Arnold Lane has been in place since March 23 between its junction with Mapperley Plains and Linsdale Gardens. Work is taking place to connect Arnold Lane to the new five-arm roundabout on Colliery Way.

The road is expected to be fully reopened during the summer.

A 400m section of Arnold Lane has been taken up and earthworks are also progressing well to form the new road where Arnold Lane is being realigned to connect onto Colliery Way. 

As part of these works, the junction of Arnold Lane / Mapperley Plains / Gedling Road will be upgraded, and so temporary three-way traffic lights will be in operation throughout the closure. Nottinghamshire County Council say the traffic refuges on Mapperley Plains have also been changed and relocated, which is all part of the junction upgrade and refurbishment.

Colliery Way opening
Pupils from Carlton le Willows joined councillors at the opening of the Colliery Way last month
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Diversion routes are also in place using Colliery Way, the A612 and Colwick Loop Road, and additional signage to show these routes, particularly around Victoria Retail Park is being installed. The signs showing the approved diversion route from Gedling Village now have a square symbol, and the signs showing the approved diversion route from Mapperley Plains have a triangular symbol.

Pedestrian access is being maintained along Arnold Lane via the existing footpath adjacent to the golf course so you can still walk through from Gedling Village to Mapperley Plains.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire County Council said: “We want to say thank you for your continued patience whilst we work on this project.”


  1. What’s the point? The GAR is an utter waste of money and doesn’t work for motorists, who are now using Westdale Lane instead.

  2. Colliery Way is a superb addition to the road network.I use it virtually every day and I save time every time I use it.
    It’s money very well spent as far as I’m concerned.

  3. I use Colliery Way several times a week to go to Bingham…its cut about 5 minutes off my journey time….the only problem is that it should have continued straight on down to Arno Vale Road, as it was originally planned 50 uears ago…cutting out the traffic light on Gedling rd


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