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Monday, 19 April 2021

Gedling Access Road: Works accelerate towards Autumn completion

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The first kerb stones have been put in place on the Gedling Access Road, paving the way for the road to officially open in the Autumn.

The Gedling Access Road (GAR) is a new 3.8km single carriageway road which will provide a link between the B684 Mapperley Plains and the A612 Trent Valley Road / Nottingham Road.

Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee heard today (4 March) about the progress of works along the 3.8km route and in the wider community.

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Progress highlights since works began last January include the construction and opening of a new junction at Burton Road and the creation of an embankment at Mapperley Plains using earth excavated from Lambley Lane.

Construction teams have also completed over 1,000 hours of voluntary work with organisations including the 3rd Woodthorpe Scouts and Arnold Foodbank and have inspired over 4,700 students through a virtual careers event.

The coming months will see three new roundabouts start to take shape along with top soil and tarmacking works before the road opens to traffic in September.

Local residents are reminded that the current camera enforcement of the Stoke Lane Bus Plug will remain in place while works on the project continue.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, said: “Not only will the Gedling Access Road significantly reduce traffic through Gedling Village, but it will also link communities in the area to wider Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City Centre, while progressing the sustainable redevelopment of the former Gedling Colliery/Chase Farm site.

“Construction works have been progressing well despite the COVID-19 pandemic and are following the latest Operating Procedures issued by the Construction Leadership Council to reflect the latest Government guidance.

“The pandemic has also meant that volunteer work within the community has also operated differently but thanks to the dedication of the construction team, activities and partnerships have continued to flourish.

“The coming months will be an exciting time as we look towards the Gedling Access Road opening to traffic in the Autumn and we look forward to seeing the road take shape further.

“We would like to thank residents and motorists for their ongoing understanding and patience while we carry out works on this project.”

Gedling Access Road