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

  • 23 September 2021

    Start of main work at Bingham Road junction

    Work to divert statutory utilities (gas, water, electricity and telecoms) at Bingham Road (Harlequin) junction on the A52 in Radcliffe-on-Trent is planned to end later this month. Once this work has been successfully completed, we can start to deliver the main improvement scheme at this junction.

    This work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday 6 October 2021. We’ll be working from Monday to Friday during the daytime, between 8am and 6pm. There may be occasions when we need to work on Saturdays between 8am and 1pm too.

    We expect the upgrade to take around 6 months to build so all roadworks will be completed in April 2022. The work will be carried out in three phases, with roadworks starting in the centre of the carriageway, then moving across to the south side and finally to the north side of the scheme.

    How will the roadworks affect motorists?

    During the daytime, the A52 through Radcliffe-on-Trent will be free flowing in both directions.

    We’ll need to install traffic management on a few occasions at night when we move our working area (i.e. from the centre of the road, over to the south side and then over to the north side). We’ll also use night time traffic management at the very end of our building work so we can put down the top layer of tarmac.

    For the safety of our workforce, drivers and pedestrians, the junctions at both Carter Avenue and Bingham Road will be closed for the duration of the works.

    How will the roadworks affect public transport?

    So we can maintain public transport services, buses will be diverted along Cropwell Road from 6 October 2021 to April 2022. During this time temporary parking restrictions will be in place along sections of Cropwell Road from 8.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, so buses can travel safely along this diversion route.

    How will the roadworks affect local residents, pedestrians and cyclists?

    Access will be maintained at all times to properties near our roadworks and there’ll be signed diversion routes in place for pedestrians and cyclists while we work.

    How can you find out more?

    We understand this improvement work may cause some disruption and delays, and we apologise for any inconvenience. 

    If you have a question about this work you can:

    Bingham Road Junctions, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham

  • 10 September 2021

    Public information event - Bingham Road junction

    The A52 Nottingham junctions project is a critical part of our investment in the East Midlands. Our work at eight key junctions will improve journeys and support development along the A52 and around Nottinghamshire.

    Later this month we’re holding an online public information event to talk about the upcoming upgrade to Bingham Road junction, which forms part of our A52 Nottingham junctions scheme. During the 60-minute session, our project team will outline our plans for the junction and share details of the next phase of work. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions too.

    The online event will be held on Wednesday, 22 September at 5.00pm

    If you’d like to attend the session, please contact us by Friday, 17 September and we’ll provide you with log-in details. You can:

    A further public information event will be held later this year to talk about our planned work at Stragglethorpe, Gamston and Silverdale junctions.

  • 06 September 2021

    An update on traffic management at Bingham Road junction: Plan Ahead

    Work to divert statutory utilities (gas, water, electricity and telecoms) at Bingham Road (Harlequin) junction on the A52 in Radcliffe-on-Trent is underway. To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and motorists, we’ve installed temporary traffic management while we work. This includes closing one lane and using temporary traffic lights to help traffic flow through the roadworks.

    This temporary traffic management will be lifted on 10 September and put back in place on 23 September.

    We understand these essential works are causing some disruption and delays, and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please plan ahead and use alternative routes wherever possible.

    How can you find out more?

    To ask a question about this work you can:

  • 13 August 2021

    Planned work at our site compound postponed

    We are postponing the work which we had planned to carry out in August to widen the entrance to our site office.

    We’ll provide another update on our webpage about when we plan to carry out this work. You can sign up to receive email alerts when we provide more information.

  • 02 August 2021

    Planned work at our site compound

    What’s happening?

    In mid August we’ll start work to widen the entrance of our site office, which is used as the base for our A52 Nottingham junctions upgrade scheme.

    Located just off the A52 close to Gamston roundabout, regular deliveries are already made to the compound. By widening the entrance we can make sure the large vehicles we expect to deliver goods to site in the future will be able to move off the main road quickly and safely, minimising disruption to the flow of traffic and pedestrians.

    When will the work start?

    We’ll start work on 16 August 2021:

    • from 16 August: day time work within the compound boundary, to the edge of the footpath
    • from 23 August: some night time work and lane one will be closed for part of the night
    • from 26 August: day time work within the compound boundary, to the edge of the footpath, which we expect to last for two weeks

    How will the work affect road users and pedestrians?

    To minimise disruption, we’ll keep the footpath at the front of the site open while we work. To keep everyone safe, we’ll make sure the path is monitored when work is underway.

    We’ll also put up new signs around our work area to remind everyone to look both ways when crossing or using the site entrance.

    Additionally, all vehicles using the compound will be restricted to left turn in and left turn out.

    How can you find out more?

    To ask a question about this work you can:

    To keep up to date with news about this important junction upgrade, you can sign up for updates on the right hand side of this page.

Project information

Overview

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 complete and opened to traffic in 2017.

In 2021, we’ll begin work on the four remaining smaller junctions - Bingham, Stragglethorpe, Silverdale and Gamston junctions.

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

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