Progressing the Western Cycle superhighway

Work to build the city’s new cycle superhighway ‘Western Corridor’ Section 1 from Palatine Street to Haslam Street continues it’s next phase on Tuesday March 29 and will be completed by May 6 2016.

The Nottingham Cycle City Ambition Programme (NCCAP) is funded by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, which approved the £6.1m funding on October 15th, 2015.

So far on the Western Corridor, Nottingham City Council has completed the Sherwin Road area, including the junction of Castle Boulevard and Castle Bridge Road near Palatine Street. Abbey Bridge roundabout is also due to be completed at the end of April.

During construction it will be necessary to continue works on the Castle Boulevard cycle path which will include suspending all car parking from Palatine Street to Haslam Street; however alternative parking will still be available in the area. Bus stops LE13 and LE31 will be temporarily relocated nearby during the works. The pedestrian crossing at Fishpond Drive will also be renewed, with a temporary crossing available at Ocean Designs/Zoo Interiors during the works.

The most exciting feature of this route will be the construction of Nottingham’s first cycle superhighway, a high quality surface that gives a smooth ride and with signals that prioritise cyclists. The superhighway will be segregated from other traffic to improve safety.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Growth, Jobs and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “We are really pleased with the progress we have already made on our cycle superhighway works. These works will ultimately provide a brand new cycle route linking the city centre to Woodside Road. Unfortunately, during the works, it will be necessary to introduce further temporary traffic measures that will cause localised restrictions. We will tell residents in advance when works are happening and apologise for any inconvenience that the works cause.”

The Council apologises for any inconvenience caused. Cyclists can either use the road or find an alternative route on the cycling website www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/cycling

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