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

  • 08 June 2021

    Utility works planned at Bingham Road junction: Plan Ahead

    We will be carrying out utility diversion works at Bingham Road (Harlequin) junction on the A52, which are scheduled to begin on 21 June 2021 and are expected to take approximately 12 weeks to complete.

    There will be limited capacity at the junction while these works are carried out. Some congestion and delays are to be expected.

    We advise customers to plan ahead and use alternative routes wherever possible while these works take place.

    Please note that the precise dates and times of the works may be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

    What are we doing?

    Utility works (gas, electric, water and telecoms) to safely move the utilities in advance of our proposed main highway works.

    We will carry out the work in phases along the A52, beginning near Golf Road and moving along the A52, ending near Bingham Road.

    To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and customers, we’ll need to close one lane, put temporary traffic lights in place and close Carter Avenue at the junction with the A52; see image below. The traffic management will remain in place until the work is complete.

    Map showing the area of the A52 and Bingham Road affected by the works

    We will be carrying these works out during the day in order to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible; and to keep noise disturbance to a minimum. This is because if we were to carry out these works overnight, they would take far longer to complete, having greater impacts on the local community and road users, which we felt would not have been acceptable.

    Planning ahead: Alternative Routes

    We are aware that these works will cause some disruption and delays and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Bingham junction will remain open, however the A52 will be reduced to single lane which will be controlled by three-way traffic lights. Some congestion and delays are to be expected.

    While these works take place, we would advise customers to plan ahead and use alternative routes, wherever possible; using the A46 and A606, for traffic into and out of Nottingham, see image below for details:

    Note: High sided vehicles taller than 4.4m are not able to use this alternate route and should stay on the A52. This is due to a low bridge at Tollerton.

    Map showing Alternate routes using A606 and A46. Note: Not suitable for high sided vehicles

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  • 19 March 2021

    A52 Bingham Road junction update

    Last month we published a notice of our intention to make an order to stop the left turn from the A52 to Bingham Road and the left turn from Carter Avenue to the A52.

    Due to an administrative error, notification of the objection period was not published in the London Gazette or Nottingham Post newspapers.

    We will therefore be holding a second formal objection period of three weeks from 19 March 2021 to 12 April 2021. Please note, those who have already contacted us with their objection will not need to object again through this period as their objection will still be counted.

    As well as being published in the London Gazette and Nottingham Post, the notice will also be displayed on lampposts around the Bingham Road (Harlequin) junction.

    You can take a look at the documents relating to this notice, as well as a ‘fact sheet’ about our proposals, in the project background section at the bottom of the page.

  • 11 February 2021

    Notice of intention for proposed changes to Bingham Road junction published

    We have today published a notice of our intention to make an order to stop the left turn from the A52 to Bingham Road and the left turn from Carter Avenue to the A52.

    The notice can be seen displayed on lampposts around the Bingham Road (Harlequin) junction and has also been published in the Nottingham Post and London Gazette. There is now an objection period of three weeks, from Thursday 11 February 2021 to Thursday 4 March 2021. During this time any objections must be emailed to us. A decision on whether to stop the left turns will be made once all feedback has been considered.

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

    Get more information about the proposed changes.

    To view the documents relating to this notice, take a look at the project background section at the bottom of the page.

  • 21 January 2021

    Proposed changes to A52 Bingham Road junction

    As part of our proposals for the A52 Bingham Road Junction, we’ll soon issue a notice of our intention to make an order to remove the left turn from Carter Avenue to the A52 westbound carriageway to Nottingham, and the left turn from the A52 eastbound carriageway into Bingham Road.

    The removal of the left turns will improve safety and the flow of traffic through the junction.

    In August and September 2019, we held a series of public information events for the package of works planned for the A52 Nottingham Junctions at Bingham Road, Gamston, Stragglethorpe Road and Silverdale.

    The questions raised about the removal of the left turns, along with the responses provided at the public information event, have been collated into a Q&A document. If you'd like a paper copy, please email the project team.

    Further traffic counts have been carried out to assess the pattern of usage over a full week at the Bingham Road junction. At the public information event, we said we'd continue to liaise with the local community and share the results of the study.

    The traffic survey data has been analysed and has confirmed the best solution for improvements at this junction is to remove the left turn from Carter Avenue to the A52 westbound and from the A52 eastbound into Bingham Road. The traffic survey data is included in the Q&A document as an appendix.

    We plan to issue the notice in February. It will be displayed on lampposts around the Bingham Road junction and published in the Nottingham Post and London Gazette. We'll also update our scheme webpage with the information.

    There will be an objection period of three weeks, and a decision on whether to stop the left turn movements will be made once all objections have been considered.

    Safety is our primary concern and changes will only be made after full and careful consideration. We remain committed to working with local communities and stakeholders as we progress our plans for this scheme.

  • 21 December 2020

    Update on the notice of intention for U-turn ban at A52 Stragglethorpe junction

    Thank you for the comments we have received during the objection period. We are reviewing each enquiry, and will be in touch as soon as possible. As part of the final design proposals for the Stragglethorpe junction, our delivery partner Griffiths Farrans (joint venture partners) has reviewed the data and findings from the seven-day trial U-turn ban that we carried out in November 2019. It has been determined that the most appropriate solution to help reduce queuing and delays for drivers at the Stragglethorpe Road junction is to implement a U-turn ban.

    The results are now published in this report.

    To make these improvements, we published a notice of our intention to make an order to stop the U-turn movement at the Stragglethorpe Road junction on 19 November 2020.

    Although we have published the notice, a final decision on whether to put this U-turn ban in place will not be made until all objections have been considered and responded to.

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

  • 18 November 2020

    Notice of intention for U-turn ban to be published this month for Stragglethorpe

    As part of the final design proposals for the Stragglethorpe junction, our delivery partner has reviewed the data and findings from the seven-day trial U-turn ban that we carried out in November 2019.

    It has been determined that the most appropriate solution to help reduce queuing and delays for drivers at the Stragglethorpe Road junction is to implement a U-turn ban.

    To make these improvements, we will be publishing a notice of our intention to make an order to stop the U-turn movement at the Stragglethorpe Road junction on 19 November 2020.

    The notice will be displayed on lampposts around the Stragglethorpe junction and will also be published in the Nottingham Post and London Gazette. There will be an objection period of three weeks, from Thursday 19 November 2020 to Thursday 10 December 2020. During this time any objections must be emailed to orders-birmingham@highwaysengland.co.uk. A decision on whether to stop U-turn movements will be made once all feedback has been considered.

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

  • 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

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

Documents

Traffic information

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

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