A52 Nottingham junctions

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

Region:  East Midlands
Start date:  2019/20
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

Following the completion of the first two junctions, our ongoing development work has identified that the best solution to deliver the remaining junctions is in two major construction phases. This will help us to minimise disruption to customers while providing value for money.

  • We'll deliver the two larger western junctions, Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft, together.
  • The four remaining smaller junctions, Silverdale, Bingham, Stragglethorpe and Gamston junctions, will also be delivered together.

We held three public exhibitions in January where residents, businesses and motorists were invited to view our proposals to improve the A52 Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft junctions, and share their views. Thank you to everyone who attended.

If you were unable to attend, you can view the materials that were on display in the 'Project media files and documents' tab below.

What's next?

We'll continue with the detailed design phase of the scheme. Feedback from the public information events and ongoing stakeholder engagement will be considered throughout the design phase.

Timeline

Date Event
December 2016 Public information events
January 2017 Start of works
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
Autumn/winter 2019 Anticipated construction start of works at Gamston, Stragglethorpe, Bingham and Silverdale junctions
Winter 2019 Anticipated preferred route announcement for Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft junctions
2022 Anticipated construction start of works at Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft junctions

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 first phase will address the eastern junctions, from Gamston to Bingham Road, and the second phase will address the western junctions, from QMC Island to Wheatcroft.

Project media files and documents

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The A453 northbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A52 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 March 2019 to 23 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 6:05 am
Location : The A453 northbound between the junctions with the M1 and the A52 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 March 2019 to 23 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 6:05 am
Location : The A453 southbound between the junctions with the A52 and the M1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 March 2019 to 23 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 6:05 am
Location : The A453 northbound exit slip to the A52 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 06:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A453 southbound at the junction with the A52 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 06:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A52 westbound at the junction with the A453 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 06:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A453 northbound between the M1 and the junction with the A52 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 05:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A52 eastbound between the junctions with the A6011 and the A46 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 March 2019 to 26 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A52 eastbound at the junction with the A453 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 06:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A52 eastbound at the junction with the A453 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 06:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A52 westbound entry slip from the A453 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 06:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A52 eastbound between the A453 and the junction with the A60 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 06:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A52 westbound entry slip from the A453 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 06:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A52 westbound between the A60 and the junction with the A453 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 06:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A52 westbound at the junction with the A453 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 06:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A52 eastbound entry slip from the A453 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 06:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A52 eastbound entry slip from the A453 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 06:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am
Location : The A52 westbound between the A453 and the junction with the A6005 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 March 2019 to 06:00 on 24 March 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am

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