It’s all systems go on the Colliery Way network as the final phase of works are almost complete, two weeks ahead of schedule.
From 15 July Arnold Lane has been open to traffic once again after being closed since Colliery Way opened in March while works were underway on a new tie-in road to join the two routes.
Arnold Lane has been realigned to the five-arm roundabout on Colliery Way, meaning that local traffic for Gedling Village will now need to use the roundabout as part of their journey.
In fact, the five-arm roundabout is now such a key part of the local traffic network as all motorists using Arnold Lane will use the roundabout.
The new road layout means there will be some changes to journeys, including:
- Traffic coming from Mapperley into Gedling Village cannot turn right onto Arnold Lane at its junction with Gedling Road/Mapperley Plains and should instead turn right onto Colliery Way and exit onto Arnold Lane at the five-arm roundabout
- As a reminder, Lorries and HGVs should be aware that a weight limit came into force in Gedling Village when Colliery Way opened.
- For journeys from and to Mapperley Plains, Lorries and HGVs should continue to use the section of Colliery Way linking the roundabout rather than the section of Arnold Lane. Colliery Way is now the A6211 and is also less steep.
Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Nottinghamshire County Council, said:
“Today marks another milestone in the Colliery Way project as the wider road network is now fully open.
“This marks the end of a significant construction project, and I cannot mention this without thanking local residents and motorists for their patience whilst our teams have worked hard to get to where we are today.
“I’d also like to recognise all personnel who have been working on the scheme for all their hard work on this project which will bring significant benefits to the local area.
“As with any new roads scheme, there have been changes to the road layout and it is very much a case of ‘all roads lead to the five-arm roundabout!’
“Arnold Lane has changed significantly, and this was always part of the wider Colliery Way scheme to reduce congestion through Gedling Village.
“It is great to see the works on this project come to an end so that local residents and motorists can travel on the network once more without delay.