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A52 Clifton Bridge fully reopens to traffic on Saturday

The bridge has had restrictions in place since faults were found in February 2020.

National Highways said:

From 6am on Saturday 23 October 2021 all lane restrictions across A52 Clifton Bridge will be lifted and motorists will be able to travel more freely in and out of Nottingham.

‘We’d like to thank you for your patience while we carried out this essential repair work.’

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

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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 describes the work as “extremely complex”, and once complete, engineers will have been on-site for almost 21 months.

It says that during this period engineers have drilled 9,000 holes, used 75 tonnes of steel reinforcement bars, 12,000 bags of concrete, fitted 2,000 metres of ducting and hung 90 tonnes of steel cable.

The overall scheme cost around £20 million.

 

 

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