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6 months of works to create cycle and pedestrian routes in Colwick

A path improvement scheme to improve pedestrian and cycling safety in Colwick has been given the go-ahead.

The scheme will see the path along the A612 between First Avenue and Private Road No.1 widened using land from the verge to create a three-metre-wide shared-use walking and cycling path.

It will be funded using £1.25 million from Nottingham City Council’s Transforming Cities Fund allocation and will connect the area to other upgrades made from the city centre to Nottingham Racecourse.

This funding comes from the Department for Transport and can only be used for sustainable transport schemes.

Fifteen new trees will be planted as part of the scheme to replace 17 which will need to be removed to allow work to take place. Eleven of the trees requiring removal are susceptible to ash dieback and two others are considered to be dead specimens.

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Motorists are advised that no road closures will be needed throughout the 23-week construction period but that narrow lanes will be in place to allow work to take place safely.

The final four weeks of construction will require temporary traffic signals to be in place and further details about the timings of these will be given in the New Year.

Works are expected to start in February 2024.

Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “This is great news for walking and cycling in the area as the newly resurfaced and widened path will improve safety for all.

“Currently, the path is narrow and so widening it will improve the ease of use for existing users while also encouraging new users to make use of this facility.

“The path is a great link for communities getting to work or shopping at Victoria Retail Park and it is great news that these works can take place without significantly impacting on motorists travelling along the A612.

“As we will be cutting into the current verge in order to construct the widened path, we will need to remove some trees to be able to do this but I would like to reassure residents that most of the trees being removed as part of these works are susceptible to ash dieback which would present further maintenance and safety issues in the future.

“We know that some traffic management will be required for the final four weeks of the 23 weeks of the construction and we will make sure that these temporary signals will be in place during off-peak periods only.”

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