Archive by category Transport

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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Bridge named after Boots chemist who helped discover ibuprofen

Bridge named after Boots chemist who helped discover ibuprofen

A pedestrian and cycle bridge on to the Boots site and Nottingham Enterprise Zone is to be officially named after one of its former employees who revolutionised global medicine. The Dr Stewart Adams Bridge will be unveiled in honour of the Nottingham scientist whose pioneering work in the 1960s led to the discovery of ibuprofen. […]

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Queens Drive park-and-ride to open again after severe flooding

Queens Drive park-and-ride to open again after severe flooding

Nottingham City Council has announced that Queens Drive park-and-ride will reopen to the public on Monday (9 March). The facility has been closed since unprecedented rainfall on the weekend of 15 and 16 February caused by Storm Dennis, following so closely behind Storm Ciara the week before. The amount of subsequent flooding after the River […]

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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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What we’re doing to ease congestion following Clifton Bridge closure

What we’re doing to ease congestion following Clifton Bridge closure

Nottingham City Council has outlined the steps it is taking to try and keep Nottingham moving with the Highways England emergency works on the A52 Clifton Bridge continuing to cause major traffic problems across the city. The council’s traffic team is in constant contact with Highways England about the progress of the work on Clifton […]

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East Midlands unites to set out HS2 vision following Government go-ahead

East Midlands unites to set out HS2 vision following Government go-ahead

Leading public and private sector organisations from across the East Midlands, including Nottingham City Council, have welcomed Government’s confirmation that HS2 will go ahead. The Government’s decision to go ahead follows recommendations from the independent Oakervee Review also published today. However Ministers have also asked that further work is undertaken on the scope of Phase […]

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Emergency electrical works to take place on Derby Road

Emergency electrical works to take place on Derby Road

Western Power Distribution must undertake emergency electrical works on Derby Road at its junction with Ilkeston Road and Alfreton Road heading towards Nottingham City Centre. An electrical cable which supplies the High Voltage network in the city centre is at risk of failing, and while Western Power have done everything in their power to fix […]

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