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A52 Clifton Bridge: Another lane into Nottingham opens on Thursday morning

The bridge has been closed to traffic since February 2020.

Engineers confirm that another lane will reopen this week.

National Highways ( formerly Highways England ) said today:

On Thursday 14 October 2021 at 6am we’ll be opening an additional westbound lane into Nottingham, allowing traffic entering Nottingham to travel more freely.

‘We’d encourage motorists to leave additional time for their journeys on Thursday morning so people can familiarise themselves with the road layout.

‘We’re aiming to reopen the fourth and final eastbound lane (including the second Queens Drive slip road lane) in the coming weeks.

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‘We’d like to thank drivers for their patience whilst we complete the final stages of our repair programme.’

Parts of Nottingham were brought to a standstill in February 2020 when engineers found parts of the almost 50-year-old bridge had corroded.

The busy A52 Clifton Boulevard, which carries tens of thousands of vehicles every day, was then closed for vital works.

Engineers have been on-site since the corrosion was found, with traffic disruption causing queues and delays across the city.

Highways England says the closure of lanes has opened the door to other maintenance work on the bridge, which it expects will prevent disruption in the future.

Highways England working on Clifton Bridge in July.

 

 

 

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