We will be carrying out works to determine where underground services, such as gas and water are located at the Bingham Road and Gamston junctions along the A52 in July, to get a detailed knowledge of the locations of the services ahead of our planned improvement works at these junctions. The work will take approximately two weeks to complete and will require some lane closures and temporary traffic lights; the road will be kept open for traffic at all times.
We will also be installing a directional sign near the RSPA junction to help drivers determine which lane they need to be in, following the installation of a u-turn facility at this junction. You can find the latest closure information in the Roadworks section.
Weâ€™ll engage with our stakeholders and members of the public on our plans for Gamston, Stragglethorpe, Bingham and Silverdale junctions in summer 2019.
Weâ€™re aiming to announce the preferred route for Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft junctions in winter 2019.
|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|
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.
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