Archive by category Highways

Victoria Embankment closing to through traffic as part of Covid-19 recovery plans

Victoria Embankment closing to through traffic as part of Covid-19 recovery plans

From Monday 3 August, Victoria Embankment in Nottingham will be closed to through traffic on a trial basis, as part of emergency plans to encourage more people to travel by foot and bike and support a greener recovery from Covid-19 as lockdown restrictions are eased. To aid the country’s recovery from Covid-19, the Government announced […]

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Creation of impressive new city gateway to begin in August

Creation of impressive new city gateway to begin in August

The long-awaited creation of a welcoming entrance to the city from the south will begin in early August 2020, with new images showing the scale of change the public can look forward to. The exciting new green, pedestrian-friendly public space for the city centre – involving the most significant changes to a city centre road […]

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Welcome back! Nottingham begins to reopen

Welcome back! Nottingham begins to reopen

Nottingham will start to carefully and safely reopen to more people as lockdown restrictions are eased and new arrangements are put in place to make it possible. The Government announced last month that all non-essential retail would be able to reopen from 15 June if its five tests are met and they follow the COVID-19 secure guidelines. […]

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Huge programme of transport improvements set to get go-ahead

Huge programme of transport improvements set to get go-ahead

The green light is set to be given to a massive programme of transport improvements in Nottingham that has received unprecedented financial backing from the Government. A £161m package of schemes will strengthen connections between major employment sites, upgrade public transport and improve options for people on foot or bikes – an increasingly important investment […]

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Drivers to pay for on-street car parking again in Nottingham

Drivers to pay for on-street car parking again in Nottingham

On-street parking charges will be re-introduced on Nottingham’s streets next week – although key workers will still be able to park for free. Nottingham City Council relaxed charges and enforcement in March at the start of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions to help support the pandemic response. The aim was to allow people who absolutely needed […]

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Nottingham and Derby receive £161m for transport improvements

Nottingham and Derby receive £161m for transport improvements

Nottingham and Derby have received £161m for transport improvements – the only bid to receive the full amount requested from the Department of Transport. This forms the second, major phase of the Government’s ‘Transforming Cities’ Fund, aimed at improving connections between major employment sites and promoting active travel and public transport. Confirmed in the Chancellor’s […]

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Council calls on Government for support to ease the impact of Highways England’s Clifton Bridge works

Council calls on Government for support to ease the impact of Highways England’s Clifton Bridge works

Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for transport has written to the Secretary of State for Transport to ask for help in easing the impact on the city of Highways England’s works on Clifton Bridge. The council has outlined a set of proposals totalling £1m for Highways England to consider funding which would help to keep […]

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Public transport helps ease traffic disruption – and City Council asks Highways England to do more

Public transport helps ease traffic disruption – and City Council asks Highways England to do more

The closure of the A52 at Clifton Bridge for Highways England work is funnelling an extra 15,000 southbound vehicles a day over Nottingham’s remaining two bridges, latest figures show. The incident has also led to a rise in the number of people opting to use the tram – with a 21% increase in journeys from […]

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Trent Bridge essential maintenance work starts next week – overnight lane closures only

Trent Bridge essential maintenance work starts next week – overnight lane closures only

Maintenance work is due to get underway on another of Nottingham’s bridges – but the good news is that it’s not expected to have any significant effect on traffic. Nottingham’s iconic Trent Bridge will undergo full maintenance painting this spring and summer, starting on Monday 2nd March. Motorists affected by Highways England’s emergency maintenance works […]

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