UK provides funding for Nottingham road scheme project

WCN Editorial Team 28 Jun 2021 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The Government of UK has announced a £24m funding to Nottingham road scheme project to improve road access for users.

The funding will be utilised to upgrade vital junction along a 28.9682km stretch of the A614 and A6097 to reduce journey times.

These upgrades will also support construction of approximately 1,330 new houses that include 800 new homes at the Thoresby Colliery development, where the works will also support construction of a new primary school, shops and leisure facilities and a local community centre.

The project will also improve access to key local tourist attractions such as Sherwood Forest, Clumber Park and Rufford Abbey and boost local economy.

The latest move is a part of the government’s efforts to build back better from the pandemic and improve transport infrastructure across the country.

Works on the project will include upgrades to six junctions along the route that includes a new junction at Mickledale Lane, an improved gyratory at Warren Hill, new traffic signals at Kirk Hill, and bigger roundabouts at Lowdham and Ollerton.

The project is estimated to cost approximately £28.6m and the remaining funds will be provided by Nottinghamshire County Council.

Economic Development and Asset Management Committee chairman Keith Girling said: “This ambitious £28.6 million project has been a top priority for the County Council for some time and I am delighted to see that it is now all systems go.

“The scheme will support planned housing developments along the route in Bilsthorpe, Ollerton and Edwinstowe, reduce peak period traffic congestion for the benefit of commuters and local businesses, and improve road safety for all users.”

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UK announced £24m funding to Nottingham road scheme project to improve road access. Credit: Albrecht Fietz from Pixabay.

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