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Public events about A52 Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft junction improvements

Residents and motorists are being invited to meet the team behind the last two parts of National Highways’ A52 Nottingham Junctions Improvements.

 

The scheme, which aims to increase capacity, reduce congestion and delays, support growth in the area and improve pedestrian and cyclist routes, involves upgrades to eight junctions along the busy east-west route, six of which are now complete.

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Next week two public information events are taking place where people can get an overview of the six smaller completed junctions and learn more about the remaining two larger ones, Wheatcroft and Nottingham Knight, which are due to start construction in September 2024.

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National Highways Senior Project Manager Nick Medlicott said:

 

“The A52 is an important east-west link across the East Midlands. The Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft junctions suffer from severe congestion at peak travel times, leading to long queues on all approaches. Congestion is expected to increase as traffic levels grow unless significant improvements are made.

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“We have identified solutions to improve both junctions, which will include widening all of the approaches to provide additional lanes, increasing the size of the existing roundabouts to allow better movement of traffic, introducing signals to manage traffic and allow safe pedestrian crossing, and building additional link roads.

“We look forward to welcoming people to our exhibitions where the project team will be able to explain things in greater detail and answer any questions.”

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The two information events will take place in the car park at Wheatcroft Garden Centre, Landmere Lane, Edwalton, NG12 4DE, on Tuesday, 13 June from 1 pm to 5 pm and Wednesday, 14 June from 10 am to 5 pm.

 

Representatives from National Highways and its delivery partner Griffiths Farrans Joint Venture will be on hand to discuss the plans for Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft junctions and answer any questions on the previously completed six smaller junctions.

The Cropwell Road and Nottingham Road junctions at Radcliffe-on-Trent were improved in 2017 and last year upgrades were completed in the same area at Stragglethorpe Road and Bingham Road junctions, as well as the A52/A453 Silverdale Roundabout further west.

 

Most recently, last month Gamston Roundabout received a facelift with all three approaches to the junction widened to create extra lanes in order to reduce congestion and queuing.

New traffic lights and a traffic-light-controlled pedestrian crossing were installed to improve safety, as well as a signalised exit for the Nottinghamshire County Council maintenance depot and a dedicated bus lane added on the roundabout to improve the flow of public transport.

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