The Trent Street / Station Street junction will close to traffic for eight weeks as part of the final phase of improvements for people using Nottingham Station and other pedestrians.
Improvement works to create a more welcoming environment on Station Street for people arriving in Nottingham by train have been ongoing since last September and are on schedule to finish in July.
So far, new high-quality paving and street lights have been installed along Station Street between Carrington Street and Trent Street. Now works are to take place to create a raised paved area across the junction which means the road will be closed at this point from Monday 6 June for eight weeks. The following will happen over this period:
- Pedestrians – A temporary pedestrian crossing will be provided through the work site giving direct access between Loxley House and the Station/NET platform and to the taxi rank on Station Street.
- Taxis – Access to Station Street from London Road for all traffic will be temporarily reinstated, as will the taxi rank on the southern side of Station Street just east of the station side entrance. This means taxis will enter Station Street from London Road to take up a position in the rank and then perform a U-turn to exit back onto London Road. Some parking will be suspended outside Loxley House to facilitate this. The existing taxi feeder rank will be temporarily removed from Trent Street.
- Parking – Access to on-street and off-street car parking on Station Street between Trent Street and London Road will be from London Road only and advance warning signs will be in place on all approaches. Some on-street parking will be suspended. There will be limited spaces for pay and display and disabled bay parking on Trent Street until Monday 20 June when the Trent Street closure will be extended to facilitate District Heating works at the Trent Street/Canal Street junction.
- Deliveries and off-street parking – Access for delivery activities and off-street parking on Station Street between Carrington Street and Trent Street will be as the existing temporary arrangement via Canal Street and Carrington Street.
Access to the Crown Court from Trent Street will be maintained at all times, with entrance and exit via Canal Street.
Portfolio Holder for Growth and Transport, Councillor Nick McDonald, said: “The improvements carried out so far on Station Street already show how much more pleasant and welcoming this area will be once the works are complete. This next part of the work involves creating a raised paved area across the junction with Trent Street which unfortunately will mean the road will have to close for the next eight weeks.
“Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout and signs will give motorists directions about the temporary arrangements. Taxi passengers will hardly be affected, maintaining the existing rank on Station Street near the side entrance to the station. We’re sorry for any disruption caused – but this phase signals that we’re getting closer to completing this scheme which will make a real difference to this part of the city.”