Nottingham City Council has suspended all non-urgent roadworks across the city after Highways England confirmed that its emergency works on the A52 Clifton Bridge are expected to continue into next week.
The move has been made to reduce the impact on the wider road network of major work being carried out on a key traffic route through the city.
Councillor Adele Williams, the City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Transport, said: “Clearly the impact the ongoing work will have on traffic is a major concern.
“Safety must always be the top priority but we’re in discussions with Highways England about ensuring all the necessary steps are being taken to complete the work as quickly as possible and minimise the disruption it will cause.
“On our part, in addition to suspending all non-urgent roadworks across the city, we will continue to work closely with Highways England and Nottinghamshire County Council to keep people updated on progress and provide information on alternative travel options.
“Despite the traffic disruption around the A52, it will be business as usual across the city with major events taking place this weekend including Light Night and Nottingham Forest’s game against Leeds Utd at the City Ground.”
Regular updates and travel information will be available through local media and social media via Highways England, Nottingham Travelwise, Transport Nottingham and My Nottingham.
An option for anyone travelling in to the city from the south/west is to use Clifton South or Toton Lane Park & Ride and get the tram.
More information, including details of the traffic diversion in place, can be found at https://www.transportnottingham.com/roadworks/clifton-bridge/