A52 Nottingham junctions

The A52 experiences congestion at many junctions, resulting in significant queuing and delays. We've identified several junctions for improvement, to reduce congestion and provide capacity for more traffic from local developments.

Start date 2017
End date 2023-24
Cost TBC

Latest updates

  • 10 February 2020

    Thank you for attending our events

    Thank you to everyone who attended one of our public information events for Gamston, Stragglethorpe, Bingham (Harlequin) and Silverdale junctions in August and September.

    Over 580 people attended the events where images and drawings of the proposed new scheme were on display and members of the project team were on hand to answer questions.

    If you were unable to attend one of the events you can find the brochure in the Documents section below.

    Since the events took place, we've carried out a study of the proposed removal of the U-turn facility at the Stragglethorpe Road junction. The study included 24x7 CCTV monitoring with and without the U-turn ban in place during October and November, and a huge amount of data has been gathered.

    Taking feedback from the events into account, we're also carrying out further studies at the Bingham and Silverdale junctions in the coming months.

    It's important that everyone who uses the junctions can have their say on what we plan to do. We’re currently in the process of collating all the feedback we received at the last round of public information events.

    In the coming months we’ll be:

    • carrying out further assessment work, based on the feedback we’ve received, to help us develop and finalise the designs for the smaller junctions – Bingham, Stragglethorpe, Gamston and Silverdale
    • carrying out further safety, traffic and environmental assessments as part of the ongoing development of the scheme designs for the larger junctions - Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft

    The U-turn study was successfully concluded on 11 November 2019 and a huge amount of data was gathered. We’re in the process of appointing a new delivery partner for the smaller junctions who will help us build the next phase of the project. Once they’re appointed, they’ll analyse the data, liaise with the local community and recommend a solution

    We remain committed to working with local communities and stakeholders as we progress our plans.

Project information


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

The improvements at Nottingham Road and Cropwell Road junctions are now complete and open to traffic. Next, we'll address the four smaller junctions (Silverdale, Bingham, Stragglethorpe and Gamston junctions), and in the final phase we'll address the two larger western junctions, Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft.

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

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


Traffic information

Information about scheduled roadworks and events on our motorways and major roads.

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