We are now expecting to complete works at Nottingham Road in June 2017 and at Cropwell Road in August 2017. We appreciate that this is significantly later than planned and we are sorry for any inconvenience it will cause.
Our progress has been held up by issues associated with utility services diversions, which were more extensive than originally expected. We are working hard with the utility companies to resolve these issues and we are working towards fully completing this phase of the project in August 2017.
At the Cropwell Road junction we have been unable to remove the traffic restrictions. This is because sections of kerb and pavement have already been taken out and open excavations that were required for investigation and exploration of the utilities ducting are in place.
Utility works have been completed at Nottingham Road and have already commenced at Cropwell Road junction.
We are working closely with our partners to look at further mitigation to reduce the impact on both residents and the local economy.
We will use the following traffic management at the Cropwell Road junction:
- permanent single lane running, on A52, through Cropwell Road junction in both directions
- disconnection of the traffic signals
- installation of a push button pedestrian crossing
- barriers to stop any right turns (in to Cropwell Road, North or South) and the crossing of A52
- the main service bus stops will become temporary and locations will change to the approaches to Cropwell Road junction instead of on the exits where vehicles will be accelerating, the bus stops will always remain operational
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.
|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
Project media files
|A52 Nottingham Junctions public information exhibition leaflet ||
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