Major construction work is on course to begin this month on a new relief road designed to ease congestion in Gedling Village.
The 3.8km, single carriageway Gedling Access Road will link the A612 Trent Valley Road and Nottingham Road to Mapperley Plains, taking pressure off of a number of routes.
The main construction work on the Gedling Access Road is scheduled to start as soon as 6th January.
The road will run parallel with the A6211 Arnold Lane and through the centre of the old Gedling Colliery site to serve the vast, £140m Chase Farm housing estate. It will cross several fields, Glebe Farm and a section of walled garden at Gedling House and part of the Carlton-le-Willows Academy grounds. There will also be a 3-metre wide pathway for pedestrians and cyclists alongside the road, plus signalled crossing points.
The idea for the £40.8m road has been under discussion for 50 years.
Lambley Lane is due to be shut during the day for eight months from mid-June – mid-February 2021. However, it is still planned to be open in the evenings and weekends.
According to the council report, the daytime closure is needed so 640,000 tonnes of earthworks can be moved across Lambley Lane. Lambley Lane would be realigned with a new mini-roundabout delivered.
The council document has also revealed Lambley Lane is expected to then be fully closed from mid-February 2021 for three months. This will allow for construction work and drainage storage tanks to be installed on a section of the it.
Burton Road is also expected to be closed at the junction with the A612 for eight months from this February while a new traffic signal junction is built. Traffic would have to use the A612 and the Colwick Loop Road back to Shearing Hill as an alternative.
Some residents in and around the area are concerned in fear of considerable disruption. The county council document state: “The county council is aware that road closures will be disruptive and may cause inconvenience but is committed to ensuring that any disruption is kept to a minimum and the programme has been developed with this in mind.
“Any closures are considered to be the minimum length of time necessary taking into account local concerns and ensuring that the construction activities are carried out safely.”