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 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 Project media files and documents section.

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.

What's next?

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.

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
2020-21 Commence construction on the four smaller junctions
2021-22 All smaller junctions open for traffic
2022-23 Commence construction of Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft junctions

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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Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The A52 eastbound between the junctions with the A60 and the A606 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 2 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 9:17 am
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 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There are three of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:46 am
Location : The A52 eastbound at the junction with the A453 . Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 28, 2020, 4:22 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound entry slip from the A453 . Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 22 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: May 28, 2020, 4:22 pm

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