Work on the ambitious Streets for People project will begin on Tuesday 20 September, bringing improvements to streets in every part of the city.
Kicking off with a joint maintenance and road safety scheme on Parkdale Road in Dales ward, the £11m programme of work will run until March 2024.
The City Council successfully bid for the funding last year from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund to improve streets and local town centres, and make walking and cycling easier and safer.
The money will be used to make some exciting changes in all city neighbourhoods over the next two years. Our teams will be:
- Upgrading pavements and walkways to make them safer, especially taking into consideration the needs of older people and those with less mobility
- Repairing roads and cycle paths to help improve traffic flow and safety, across all twenty wards
- Adding green spaces and trees, making neighbourhoods nicer places to be for people and pollinators
- Using local people and businesses as much as possible to do this work, making sure much of the money being invested stays in the local economy benefiting Nottingham people.
Works between now and the end of 2022, include:
- Road resurfacing in Parkdale Road, Tettenbury Road, Church Lane, Bentinck Road
- Surface treatments on other roads including Stoneleigh Street, Cope Street, Eltham Drive and Frinton Road.
Details for works beginning in 2023 will be updated online as soon as the information is available.
Residents can visit the Streets for People webpage at https://www.transportnottingham.com/roadworks/streetsforpeople/ to check what works have been planned near them. Once works are about to start, residents can see the start and end dates, details of any delays, and find out what the works mean for them in terms of road closures or the need to move vehicles.
Local signage will also be used to update residents on upcoming works near them.
Councillor Audra Wynter, Portfolio Holder for Highways, Transport and Parks, said: “This is a significant investment in our roads, pavements and cycle paths which will make a huge difference in our neighbourhoods.
“The works will make our streets nicer to use, and importantly should improve traffic flow and provide much safer access for both cyclists and pedestrians.
“We’ll be working closely with local businesses and the community to ensure they have all the information they need, and disruption is kept to a minimum.”
Councillor David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council and local Councillor for Dales ward, said: “It’s great to see work beginning on this ambitious project to improve our neighbourhoods with this scheme on Parkdale Road in Dales Ward, which will make our local area safer and easier to get around.
“Ward councillors, who know their neighbourhoods and communities so well, have been working closely with local residents to prioritise how the funding will be spent in their area so what is certain is the views of the community are at the heart of this initiative.”
Photo shows City Council leader and Dales councillor David Mellen on Parkdale Road