The Western Cycle Corridor works, part of the City Council’s Cycle Ambition programme, part funded by a £6.1m grant from D2N2, the Local Enterprise Partnership will start in the Abbey Bridge roundabout area this week.

Abbey Bridge roundabout itself will be resurfaced, with works starting on May 30 and lasting for five nights. The work is scheduled to take place between 7pm to 11pm to avoid traffic disruption. From May 16 work will start on building the Cycle Superhighway on Castle Bridge Road to Abbey Bridge roundabout. Grove Road will be permanently closed to all vehicles from June 23, with access from Alderney Street, Broadholme Street or Hungerton Street maintained. These changes are being made to improve cycling and pedestrian facilities, including the replacement of the existing crossing. The new crossing will be available to use in late July. During this time please use the crossing at Castle Bridge Road and the newly developed crossing at Abbey Bridge at the start of June.

Bus Stop LE15 will also be moved to a new location but bus services will not be affected.

There will be new pavement and road layouts built at each of the side roads within the Western Cycle Superhighway on Castle Boulevard. Affected residents will be told before this work starts and access will always be maintained.

From May 16 until June there will be work to build the Cycle Superhighway from Abbey Bridge roundabout to Hoyland Avenue. These works will have little impact on residents.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “The works on the Western Corridor are already well underway but the focus will be on the Abbey Bridge area for the next few weeks. It is part of the city-wide cycling improvements we are introducing to provide quicker, safer and better cycling routes for all Nottingham’s cyclists. I would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused as we deliver this world class cycling infrastructure that will encourage more people to shift from cars to bikes as their preferred transport option.”

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