A52 Nottingham junctions

Improvements to a number of junctions along the A52 to improve traffic flow.

Region:  East Midlands
Start date:  2017
Cost:  TBC
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  2023-24
Programme:  

Progress report

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

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 Project media files and documents section.

What's next?

It's important that those using the junctions can have their say on what we plan to do. We are currently in the process of collating all the feedback from the public information events and will be carrying out further assessment work to try to address, wherever possible, the concerns and feedback raised while we develop the final designs for the smaller junctions.

In the coming months we will be:

  • carrying out further assessment work based on the feedback received to develop and finalise the designs for the smaller junctions
  • holding a study of the U-turn ban at Stragglethorpe Road junction on the A52
  • 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

We remain committed to working with the local community and stakeholders as we bring our plans forward.

Timeline

Date Event
December 2016 Public information events
January 2017 Start of works at Nottingham Road Junction and Cropwell Road junctions
June 2017 End of works at Nottingham Road junction
August 2017 End of works at Cropwell Road junction
January 2019 Public information events - Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft junctions
Summer 2019 Public information events - Silverdale, Bingham, Stragglethorpe and Gamston junctions
Winter 2019 Anticipated preferred route announcement for Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft junctions
2020-21 Commence Construction on the four smaller junctions
2021-22 All smaller junctions open for traffic

Community news

The A52 is the key east-west link across the East Midlands. The A52 route currently faces congestion during peak travel hours caused by the volume of traffic using the network. Stragglethorpe junction on the A52 is one of the junctions identified for improvements. The current proposal is to remove the u-turn facility at the Stragglethorpe junction and also to ban all motorised vehicles, including horse drawn vehicles, from entering or leaving Sandays Lane.

We're aware that there are some concerns around the proposed removal of the u-turn facility at Stragglethorpe junction. We're proposing to hold a fixed-term trial of the proposed u-turn ban to allow us to observe conditions from both before and during the temporary ban, from a number of perspectives. We want to end up with a complete picture of the likely impact of what we're proposing in comparison to the current challenges that are faced when joining and leaving the road from the driveways that are directly on the A52 and Bassingfield Lane.

We held a residents' meeting at Gamston Village Hall on 20 November 2018 to discuss the concerns around the proposed removal of the u-turn facility at Stragglethorpe junction with the local community, and we'll continue to engage with them.

Why we need the scheme

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. Several junctions have been identified as requiring improvements to cope with the existing problems, as well as to provide capacity for the increase in traffic anticipated when local developments are completed.

Aims

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

The scheme in detail

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.

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The A52 westbound between the A6011 and the junction with the A606 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:12 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound between the A606 and the junction with the A6011 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:09 pm
Location : The A52 westbound at the junction with the A606 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:06 pm
Location : The A52 westbound between the junctions with the A46 and the A6011 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:04 pm
Location : The A52 westbound at the junction with the A6011 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:04 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound at the junction with the A6011 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:04 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound at the junction with the A606 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:04 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound between the junctions with the A60 and the A606 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 8:04 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound between the A60 and the junction with the A6011 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 7 December 2019.
Posted: November 19, 2019, 6:22 pm
Location : The A52 westbound between the A46 and the junction with the A606 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 18 November 2019 to 06:00 on 7 December 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:01 pm
Location : The A52 westbound between the junctions with the A46 and the A6011 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 23 November 2019 to 16:30 on 26 November 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A52 eastbound between the junctions with the A6011 and the A46 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 23 November 2019 to 16:30 on 26 November 2019.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A46 southbound between the A52 and the junction with the A606 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 November 2019 to 06:00 on 25 November 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 December 2019 to 06:00 on 2 December 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A46 southbound at the junction with the A606 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 November 2019 to 06:00 on 25 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am
Location : The A46 southbound exit slip to the A606 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 November 2019 to 06:00 on 25 November 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 18, 2019, 11:10 am

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