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Seven-night closure of Mapperley Plains from 25 January for GAR works

A section of Mapperley Plains is set to close for seven nights while essential works on the Gedling Access Road (GAR) take place.

A closure will be in place between the traffic-signalled junction with Plains Road/Arnold Lane/Gedling Road and the junction with Chartwell Grove from 25 January to 1 February between 8pm and 5am.

While closed, the existing road surface will be removed before a new layer of surfacing is added to tie the carriageway into the newly widened section and the new junction with the GAR.

Construction teams are working closely with local residents to maintain access to properties and are advising motorists to familiarise themselves with the different diversion routes which will be in place for cars, buses and HGVs.

Gary Wood, Head of Highways and Transport at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “These works mark an important phase of the construction of the Gedling Access Road.

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“In previous months construction teams have been working on widening the existing carriageway at Mapperley Plains and have constructed the new junction, and the works they will be doing during the night closure will tie all of this together.

“Closing the road means that we can ensure the safety of the public and our construction teams while they are carrying out these works.

“We know that any kind of closure can cause disruption, and so we have chosen to undertake these works overnight to minimise disruption for residents and motorists.

“Diversion routes for cars, buses and HGVs are in place, and details of these can be found on our website.

“I cannot mention the Gedling Access Road without recognising the ongoing support from local residents and motorists, and I would like to thank them for their continued patience whilst we work in the area.”

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