National Grid are carrying out emergency gas works on Canal Street. The road is closed westbound from London Road roundabout and diversions are in place.
Nottingham City Council has also made the decision to remove all other works within the area to help ease traffic flow. No other works will go ahead until these Emergency works by National Grid are complete.
Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Business, Growth and Transport, said: “It’s frustrating that the National Grid has had to carry out more road works on Canal Street not long after major works were carried out in the same location.
”We understand that these are emergency works that have to be done and safety must be the priority where gas lines are concerned. But questions have to be asked about why this couldn’t be resolved first time round.
“The Council was only informed about the new road works Sunday night and, as they are emergency works, there is nothing we can do prevent them happening but clearly they are causing major disruption for people. We have been speaking to National Grid to seek confirmation on how long they are expecting the gas works to take.
“With over 2,000 cars an hour using Canal Street, lane closures there cause a major bottleneck which has a knock on effect on surrounding roads in the city centre.
“The priority in this situation is to keep Nottingham moving so, rather than let traffic back up, the best solution is to close Canal Street westbound temporarily with diversion signs put in place instructing drivers to use Queens Road as an alternative route. This will ease traffic flow and help people avoid the area but still get to where they need to go.”