Carrington Street area improvements start

Works to improve pedestrian access in the Carrington Street area start on Monday, 7th September.

This is the first phase of a longer term programme for Carrington Street to improve its pedestrian connections between Meadows Way, Nottingham Station, Station Street and Canal Street.

On Arkwright Street the pavements between Crocus Street and Queens Road/Sheriffs Way will be improved and new on-road cycling lanes will be created. The road will also be resurfaced as part of the improvements.

Pedestrian access to properties which front onto Arkwright Street will be maintained throughout and vehicle access to off-street parking should remain unaffected. However, it will be necessary to restrict access to undertake these improvements for a short period. Those affected will be told in advance.

These works will take around ten weeks to complete.

At the same time preparatory works will begin for improvements on Station Street. The Station Street Environmental Improvement Scheme is planned to feature new paving, new road surfaces and new traffic management measures to enhance the appearance of the area.

The first phase of the improvements will be to set up the works site, repair a collapsed sewer, carry out ground investigations, install new drainage and prepare the surfaces to lay new paving.
The scheme will be built in phases and is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “These new works are all about improving the connectivity of roads around the station, particularly to improve the travelling experience for pedestrians and cyclists. The new works will also provide better road surfaces for traffic.
“While these works are underway the Council would advise road users to consider alternative routes or to follow the diversion routes which will be signposted in the nearby area. We will do all we can to minimise disruption and apologise for any inconvenience the works may cause.”
The work is part of a programme of works to support economic growth in the Carrington Street area and is funded by Nottingham City Council, the European Regional Development Fund, City Deal and Regional Growth Fund.

More information is available on the City Council’s website at transport.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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