The new A610 bus lane will cut journey times and improve the reliability of northbound bus services, say planners.
Bus services that will benefit from the introduction of the bus lane and further bus priority measures include the high-frequency rainbow one service operated by trentbarton, whilst keeping all existing road space for other traffic.
Improvements in cycle connectivity will also support better access to the Nottingham Road quiet route, with pedestrian crossing facilities also improved at the junction of Cinderhill Island with Bells Lane.
This scheme builds on existing improvements made along the A610 bus corridor.
These include the upgraded digital public transport information at bus stops and traffic light priority for late-running buses as part of a package of bus service improvement measures being delivered as part of the Transforming Cities Fund Programme.
- To improve the reliability and speed of northbound bus services
- To improve the environment in this area for cyclists and pedestrians
- To make the road safer for all users by lowering the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph in certain zones
A map of the proposed bus priority measures can be seen below.
- Works start Monday 22 May for 16 weeks
- The outside lane will be closed for 16 weeks
- The removal of the traffic lane will result in delays in traffic
- Pedestrian crossing Western Bound at the entrance of A610 from Cinderhill Roundabout closed for 16 weeks. Please follow the footpath diversion route for crossing.
- To undertake the works, an outbound (M1 bound) traffic lane on the A610 around the Cinderhill roundabout will be barriered off to provide a safe working zone for the construction team
- Pedestrian routes will be maintained, however, there will be some footway restrictions, closures of push-button crossings and localised diversion routes which will lengthen journey times
- Additional diversion routes will be required for resurfacing works towards the end of the project, further information will be provided nearer the time