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 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.

What's next?

We'll be hosting three public exhibitions in January where we'll be unveiling proposals to improve the A52 Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft junctions, as part of the A52 Nottingham junctions scheme.

Residents, businesses and motorists are invited to attend one of the exhibitions to find out more about plans to make journeys smoother along the A52 in Nottingham.

The location for the exhibitions are as follows:

Date Time Venue Address
Friday 18 January 2019 1pm to 5pm St Peter’s Rooms Church Street, Ruddington, NG11 6HA
Saturday 19 January 2019 10am to 4pm St Peter’s Rooms Church Street, Ruddington, NG11 6HA
Saturday 26 January 2019 10am to 4pm Engagement Van - Notcutts Garden Centre Car Park Landmere Lane, Edwalton, NG12 4DE

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.

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The A52 westbound between the junctions with the A46 and the A6011 . 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 23 January 2019 to 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:40 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound between the A6011 and the junction with 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 23 January 2019 to 26 January 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:40 pm
Location : The A52 eastbound entry slip from the A6005 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 January 2019. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:02 pm

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