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.
The next step will be to analyse the data to determine the best solution for improvements at these junctions, following which we will liaise with the local communities again to share the results of the studies.
It's important that those using these junctions 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 are carrying out further assessment work to try to address, wherever possible, the concerns and feedback raised while we develop the final designs for the four smaller junctions.
In the coming months we'll be:
- carrying out further assessment work based on the feedback received to develop and finalise the designs for the four smaller junctions and liaising with the local community to share the details
- analysing the data from the U-turn study and liaising with the local community to share the results
- 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.
|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|
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.
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 governmentâ€™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.
Project media files and documents
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