Roadworks start in Castle area

Work to improve the pavements, roads and local environment near the Castlewill start on July 27th and continue until December 9th, 2015.

New paving, road surfaces, trees and street furniture will be put in place to improve the appearance of the area and to increase road safety. These improvements are part of a programme of works to support economic growth in the Creative Quarter and associated areas. The Creative Quarter programme is funded by Nottingham City Council and the European Regional Development Fund.

Work will take place along from the junction of Standard Hill and Lenton Road, Castle Road and Friar Lane to Maid Marian Way. The work will mean that traffic flow around the area is affected but pedestrian access to shops and businesses will be maintained at all times.

This project has been coordinated with other road works to make sure that the overall impact is minimised for drivers.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for growth, Jobs and Transport said: “The Castle area is an iconic part of the city and these works will improve its attractiveness, environmental quality and safety. It will be a boost for traders, retailers, visitors and city residents, encouraging more people to make use of the cultural and other attractions in the area. There will be some traffic measures that could cause some delays to motorists and people making deliveries. Alternative routes will be signed and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We have consulted with local businesses and residents and are keeping access to the area open for pedestrians at all times.”

A £24m revamp is underway at Nottingham Castle to make it a world class tourist attraction. These road improvements will improve the local environment for visitors and city residents alike, with new attractive features that will encourage people to stay a little longer in the area – good news for local businesses too.

Full details of the works can be found on our website, which will help motorists to avoid delays – www.transport.nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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