Canal Street to close in one direction for essential gas works

Major gas works will take place on Canal Street from late July.

The westbound section of Canal Street will close from London Road roundabout towards Broadmarsh from Monday 29 July for 14 weeks for essential gas replacement works. Travel east from the Broadmarsh area to London Road roundabout will remain unaffected during these works.

These works have been scheduled for the start of the summer holidays to keep disruption to a minimum, as roads are usually quieter, and after the Cricket World Cup at Trent Bridge. Access to Trent Street and Station Street will be maintained via a right turn from Canal Street eastbound.

Following gas leaks which closed Canal Street in 2017, Cadent Gas identified the need to replace the gas mains under Canal Street. While these works take place, other utility works required for the Broadmarsh redevelopment plan will be undertaken.

Nottingham City Council has undertaken work to improve other roads and alternative routes around the Broadmarsh area and the city as a whole to make sure traffic flows as smoothly as possible during these works.

The Southern Relief Route was completed in June 2016 and has since been designated the city’s first ‘red route,’ with double red lines to keep traffic moving. It is a key diversion route skirting below Nottingham Station for anyone driving across the city who might normally pass through the Broadmarsh area. Access to residences and deliveries for businesses will be maintained during these works.

These works are likely to cause disruption to traffic during the initial phases of works. The City Council recommends planning your route in advance of leaving and using alternative routes across Nottingham’s road network where possible. Drivers heading in to this area of the city will be able to use the Southern Relief Route as a signed diversion.

Councillor Adele Williams Portfolio Holder for Local Transport, said: “We are working with Cadent to minimise the way these works affect the public with well signed diversions and plenty of advanced warning, although we recognise there will likely be some disruption initially as people get used to the new routes while these essential works are undertaken.

“We have reviewed all other potential roadworks across the city and will actively prevent any works that are not emergencies or essential so as not to create any potential blockages or problems throughout the city. I would encourage people to follow the signed diversions on the roads and promoted on our My Nottingham social media accounts, use our great public transport where possible and use up to date sat navs and map software that diverts you away from congestion to make your journeys in Nottingham as easy as possible.”

For more information visit our roadworks page.

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