A52 Nottingham JunctionsRecently updated

Improvements to a number of junctions along the A52 to improve traffic flow.

Region:  East Midlands
Start date:  January 2017
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  TBC

Progress report

A52 Nottingham Road junction

The construction works at A52 Nottingham Road junction are now complete including the additional resurfacing works.

A52 Cropwell Road junction

We are working towards completing the construction works and opening up Cropwell Road junction by the end of August 2017.

What next?

The next stage of works will be for the A52 Cropwell Road Junction.

This will include:

  • advanced works to prepare for full resurfacing of the junction
  • full resurfacing of the junction
  • works to complete road markings and antiskid surfacing

We will need a full closure of the A52 in both directions for the works listed above for the safety of road users and our workforce. These will take place Mondays to Fridays between 8pm to 6am. Cropwell Road will be closed on both sides of the A52 when these closures are in place.

For information on roadworks, check the roadworks finder.

Check Diversion routes.

After these works the traffic restrictions will be removed, with the new traffic signals coming into operation and the junction fully opened to traffic.

Clearly signed diversion routes will be provided, and local access to properties and pedestrian access will be maintained.

Key emergency service and transport stakeholders have been notified.

Gamston roundabout, Stragglethorpe Road and Bingham Road junctions

We have developed preferred layouts for Gamston roundabout, Stragglethorpe Road and Bingham Road junctions and we will begin construction in 2017/18, subject to funding.

The remaining junctions along the A52 Nottingham corridor will be investigated and, where necessary, we will develop options to be assessed.


Date Event
December 2016 Public information events
January 2017 Start of works
June 2017 End of works at Nottingham Road junction
August 2017 End of works at Cropwell Road junction

Why we need the scheme

The A52 is an important east-west link across the East Midlands. This route experiences congestion due to capacity issues at many junctions, which results in significant queuing and delays. Several junctions have been identified as requiring improvements to cope with the existing problems, as well as to provide capacity for the increase in traffic anticipated when local developments are completed.

The scheme in detail

The scheme, announced in 2014 as part of the government’s Road Investment Strategy, consists of a 2-phase package of measures to improve the junctions along the length of the A52 in Nottingham, including signalisation and junction reconstruction.

The first phase will address the eastern junctions, from Gamston to Bingham Road, and the second phase will address the western junctions, from QMC Island to Wheatcroft.

During the works we will:

  • widen the carriageway
  • upgrade the pedestrian crossing facilities
  • install new traffic signals and signs
  • install new street lighting
  • upgrade the existing drainage system
  • resurface the road and renewing road markings from the railway bridge (on the A52 western side) through to Lees Barn Road (on the eastern side)


The scheme aims to:

  • reduce queuing and delays
  • ease congestion by increasing capacity at the junctions
  • ensure journey times are more reliable
  • improve pedestrian and cycle routes at the junctions
  • make the road safer for all users
  • support growth in the area

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