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A52 LATEST: Closures for bridge repairs remain in place [ Wed 12 February ]


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Highways England have problems with safety barrier installation.

A spokesperson said at 8:30 pm 11 February:

‘We have been unable to complete safety barrier installation and therefore cannot reopen a lane this evening as previously hoped.

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‘We know this is causing extreme inconvenience for all road users in the Nottingham area but safety remains our priority.’


‘We are still working to open a lane on eastbound A52 as soon as it is safe to do so. Further updates will be posted when the information becomes available.’

Details and diversion

The A52 Clifton Bridge in Nottinghamshire is closed eastbound within the junction of the A453 junction at Queens Drive Interchange. Repair teams are carrying out investigation work into damaged steel underneath the road, prompting the closure of the eastbound carriageway. In addition to the eastbound carriageway closure, lane 2 will be closed westbound heading into Nottingham, and the A52 eastbound entry slip from the A6005 near Queen’s Medical Centre is also closed.

The diversion route for the eastbound closure is as follows:

– From the A52 Queens Drive Interchange, take the exit onto the A453 towards the City Centre.

– Follow the A453 until at the junction with A6019, and then turn right onto the A6019 Waterway Street.

– Continue on the A6019, turning left onto Sheriffs Way, then right onto Queens Road.

– At the T junction, turn right onto the A60, crossing the River Trent.

– At the junction with Melton Road, take the left fork onto the A606 through West Bridgford, to rejoin the eastbound A52 at Wheatcroft Island.

Traffic wishing to reach the A52 (Grantham) from the M1 southbound J25 should remain on the M1 to J24, then at the roundabout take the first exit onto the A453 northbound. Continue on the A453 northbound, past Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station, to the junction with the A52, then follow hard signs for the A52 (Grantham).

Further information is available by visiting our www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via our @HighwaysEMIDS regional twitter feed. Our 24/7 Customer Contact Centre is also available to provide up-to-the-minute information on 03001235000.

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