Gas works that have been taking place on Sherwood Rise are set to be complete nine weeks early, with the road re-opening to traffic on Monday 16th March.

Cadent have been carrying out maintenance and upgrades to their services in the area – and the council coordinated three other utility companies taking the opportunity to carry out their own works at the same time, so that no further road closures or traffic restrictions should be needed along this stretch of road in the immediate future. All bus services will return to normal along this route.

The early completion means that the priority resurfacing of Hucknall Road can now get underway a week afterwards, on Sunday 22nd March.

This essential maintenance work, to improve the condition of the road surface between the junction of Alexandra Street and the junction of Bernard Street, will take seven days to complete and will be carried out off-peak from Sunday to Saturday.

There will be two-way lights, temporary speed limits, some restrictions to Hucknall Road from side roads and suspension of bus lanes while the works are underway between 9am-10am on the Sunday and Saturday and 9.30am to 3pm on weekdays.

This is one of the sets of works which have resumed after the initial suspension by the City Council of all but emergency works following the partial closure of the A52 by Highways England as they repair Clifton Bridge. The council allowed gas and electric works to get underway on Canal Street and began overnight maintenance of Trent Bridge this week, and have worked to minimise the impact on traffic.

The City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transport, Cllr Adele Williams, said: “It’s always welcome when roadworks finish sooner than scheduled, and I’d like to thank the utilities companies for working together and with our traffic officers so Sherwood Rise could be re-opened and the disruption minimised.

“We are doing all we can to keep traffic flowing while the Highways England works continue on Clifton Bridge and put pressure on the city’s road network. We are looking at all works on a case-by-case basis and thank everyone for their patience.”

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