Ring Road works ramp up to take advantage of reduced summer traffic

The Ring Road Improvement Scheme has moved into an intensive phase of activity at Crown Island and its junctions with Middleton Boulevard, Wollaton Road and Western Boulevard.

The Crown Island works are the latest stage of the £16.2m Ring Road project to reduce congestion and delays and improve journey time reliability on this strategically important route.

From Saturday July 25th to September 1st, works will be carried out for 24 hours per day, seven days per week. This has been timed to take advantage of reduced traffic flow during the school summer holidays. It will mean that there will be a lane closed on all approach roads and on the island itself. Some delays and impact on travel times are to be expected and drivers are asked to travel by an alternative route where possible and to plan ahead by allowing extra time to complete their journey.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “This is an intense period of works that are essential to reduce congestion and improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The Ring Road works are also important for Nottingham’s businesses – it is estimated that congestion costs the Nottingham economy approximately £160 million every year, with 50% of this being a direct cost to businesses.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and ask people to plan ahead if their journey includes using the Ring Road. Full details of the works are on our website, which will feature regular updates, and we will be using social media to offer the very latest news as the works progress.”

The latest information on the Ring Road Improvement Scheme is on the website transport.nottinghamcity.gov.uk, on the City Council’s facebook page /transportnottm and on twitter @transport_nottm. Or call us on (0115) 924 2454 or email ringroad@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.

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