A52 Clifton Bridge repair scheme

This is essential repair work to protect the A52 Clifton Bridge in Nottingham ensuring it can be used for years to come.

Region:  West Midlands
Start date:  February 2020
Cost:  
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Maintenance Scheme
End date:  February 2021
Programme:  

Progress report

We have industry leading specialists working on this repair scheme and to date more than 100 people have been involved in detailed analysis and investigation work.

To date, we have been carrying out detailed 3D modelling and analysis of the structure to identify how best to deliver the repair programme.

This work is methodical and has been carefully planned to make sure it is done safely and efficiently.

By limiting the amount of traffic on the bridge at present, we’re preventing further damage to the structure. This means we’re reducing the need for more disruptive repairs in the future.

We understand the level of disruption this work is causing and we are working closely with the local authority, emergency services and others to make sure we can keep traffic moving and ensure essential supplies can reach their destinations.

We are doing everything we can to get more lanes back open on the bridge as quickly and as safely as we can and we’re aiming to have the bridge restored to its original traffic layout by the end of the year.

We are complying with Public Health England guidance on social distancing measures and will continue to follow government advice. All our sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of our sites are open to the public. The situation is kept under constant review.

What's next

Our structural engineers have now completed their investigation and design stage, and the substantial repair work has begun. Clifton Bridge has a complex design, and great care has been taken in planning a repair project that will keep the bridge open for many years to come.

Our teams will be working mainly underneath, or inside the bridge, so you may not see many people as you drive over the bridge. The work involves adding new steel cables to the outside of the structure which will allow for easier maintenance in future. We’re also repairing drainage systems and concrete as part of this repair programme.

Safety is our top imperative and we’ll still need some lane restrictions over the top of the bridge while the work takes place so our teams can carry out their work effectively.

We’ll be erecting scaffolding underneath the road as part of this substantial work that means Clifton Lane will be reduced to two running lanes (normally four), with traffic running in one lane in each direction from 6am on Sunday 21 June 2020.

This is vital to allow our teams to work safely and access the areas underneath the bridge to repair it. These lane closures will remain in place until our works are finished beneath the bridge.

In order for these restrictions to be put into effect, we will be closing all four lanes overnight 8pm to 6am on both nights of Saturday 20 June and Sunday 21 June. We will be putting in cones and lines on the Saturday evening followed by the installation of temporary barriers on Sunday.

If you’re travelling by car on Monday 22 June, please leave extra time for your journey as the new restrictions on Clifton Lane will be in place.

View a diagram of the traffic restrictions that will come into effect from 6am on Monday 22 June on the B679 Clifton Lane. You can also view our June 2020 newsletter with more information about the repairs.

Please remember that closures can change. For the most up to date information (including timings) check the Planned Roadworks feed.

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Timeline

Date Event
February 2020 Traffic restrictions imposed over Clifton Bridge with one running lane operational
June 2020 Traffic restrictions in place on B679 Clifton Lane for the erection of scaffolding. From 6am Sunday 21 June 2020, B679 Clifton Lane will be reduced to two lanes
End of November 2020 Target to re-open individual lanes (once safe to do so)
End of December 2020 Re-open all lanes across bridge
January - February 2021 Minor overnight work to remove traffic management

Why we need this scheme

Clifton Bridge was built in the 1970s. It is subject to regular maintenance and inspection activity, most of which is unseen by the public or passing motorists. During February 2020, the structure was undergoing planned concrete repairs which had been identified during a routine inspection last year (2019). While this work was taking place, our team were able to investigate the steel underneath the road and this investigation work uncovered the need for further repairs to the steel works, as a result of water damage.

While the structure remains safe, we’ve taken the precautionary measure of putting in place some traffic restrictions across the top of the bridge to prevent the need for further and more disruptive repairs in the future. These restrictions will also allow our teams to work safely underneath the structure. We’re looking at a phased approach to repairs which should allow us to open further lanes as soon as possible.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • install new steel cables to the outside of the structure as part of the substantial repair programme
  • repair concrete and drainage systems
  • reinstate the structure to its full traffic capacity with all lanes back open to traffic

The scheme in detail

We’ve already been carrying out repairs to drainage systems, steel and concrete underneath the bridge.

Alongside that activity, we’ve also been carrying out detailed design work and analysis to shape our repairs programme on the bridge. This substantial work will see the installation of new steel cables placed on the outside of the bridge allowing for easier maintenance in the future. We will also be repairing steel and concrete which has been damaged by water over the years or removed during investigations. More than 100 people are working to repair the bridge and we’re doing everything we can to get this work done as safely and as quickly as possible.

We currently have temporary traffic measures in place on the bridge so that motorists can drive over the road while allowing our repair teams to work safely away from passing vehicles.

The major works are taking place under and within the bridge. We are also working near to public footpaths.

Lane closures, which are necessary for the safety of motorists and our workforce, are in place and will affect traffic and journey times.

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The A50 eastbound between the M1 and the junction with the A453 and M1 J24. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:04 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J24A . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:04 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J24 and J25 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:04 pm
Location : The A42 northbound between the junctions with the A453 and the M1 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:04 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J24 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:04 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J23A . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:04 pm
Location : The A46 northbound between the junctions with the A52 and the A6097 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 7:08 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound at the junction with the A453 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 7:05 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the A52 and the junction with the A6006 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 7:04 pm
Location : The A46 northbound between the A607 Syston North and the junction with the A606 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency Roadside Drains works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 7 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 7:04 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound entry slip from the A453 . Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 27 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 1:02 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound at the junction with the A453 . Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 1:02 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J22 and J23A . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 7 July 2020 to 06:00 on 8 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 11:42 am
Location : The A52 westbound between the junctions with the A6464 and the A6007 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 21 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 7:00 am
Location : The A453 northbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A52 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 12 July 2020 to 05:00 on 13 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 7:12 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J23A and J24 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 12 July 2020 to 06:00 on 13 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 7:12 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J25 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 July 2020 to 06:00 on 12 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 4, 2020, 7:12 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J23A and J23 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A50 eastbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A453 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J23 and J23A . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 July 2020 to 06:00 on 9 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M1 southbound entry slip at junction J23A . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:00 on 1 July 2020 to 06:00 on 25 July 2020.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M1 southbound exit slip at junction J26 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 July 2020 to 05:00 on 9 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M1 southbound at junction J26 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 July 2020 to 05:00 on 9 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A50 eastbound between the A6 and the junction with the A453 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 9 July 2020 to 06:00 on 20 July 2020.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound between the junctions with the A6011 and the A46 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 westbound between the junctions with the A46 and the A6011 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 westbound at the junction with the A606 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 July 2020 to 06:00 on 9 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 westbound between the junctions with the A46 and the A6011 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 July 2020 to 20 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound between the A6011 and the junction with the A46 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 July 2020 to 20 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound between the A6011 and the junction with the A46 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound at the junction with the A6011 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 July 2020 to 06:00 on 9 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A453 northbound between the junctions with the A6 and the M1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 westbound between the junctions with the A606 and the A60 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 10 July 2020 to 16:30 on 13 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A453 southbound between the junctions with the A6 and the A42 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound between the junctions with the A6011 and the A46 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 July 2020 to 20 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A453 northbound between the junctions with the A42 and the A6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A50 eastbound between the A6 and the junction with the M1 J24A . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 July 2020 to 05:00 on 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound between the junctions with the A606 and the A6011 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 July 2020 to 06:00 on 9 July 2020.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M1 southbound between junctions J27 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 July 2020 to 05:00 on 9 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound between the junctions with the A606 and the A6011 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 10 July 2020 to 16:30 on 13 July 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A50 eastbound between the A6 and the junction with the M1 J24A . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 westbound between the A46 and the junction with the A6011 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 18 July 2020 to 20 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the A6097 and the junction with the A52 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 7 July 2020 to 9 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 westbound between the A46 and the junction with the A6011 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 July 2020 to 10 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 westbound between the junctions with the A6011 and the A606 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 July 2020 to 06:00 on 9 July 2020.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 westbound at the junction with the A6011 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 July 2020 to 06:00 on 9 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The M1 northbound between junctions J24 and J25 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:02 on 1 July 2020 to 06:00 on 11 July 2020.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound at the junction with the A606 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 July 2020 to 06:00 on 9 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound between the junctions with the A60 and the A606 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 10 July 2020 to 16:30 on 13 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm
Location : The A453 southbound between the M1 and the junction with the A6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 July 2020 to 11 July 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:03 pm

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