The next phase of developing the UK’s first Eco Expressway is to get underway next week with improvements to the Racecourse Roundabout.

The Eco Expressway will add a new lane along Colwick Loop Road and Daleside Road allowing the new electric Park & Ride buses and other low-emission vehicles and bikes priority along this key route into Nottingham.

The second phase between Trent Lane Roundabout and Racecourse Roundabout which got underway in April is nearing completion and the improvements to the Racecourse Roundabout will start on Tuesday 2 May and run until the end of July 2017. The improvement works will involve altering the layout of the roundabout which will improve the flow of traffic and provide better quality pedestrian crossing points and offer the opportunity to repair parts of the road that have started to deteriorate.

There will be a phased programme of works using traffic cones to keep traffic flowing. This approach avoids the need to use temporary traffic signals which would cause delays in this location.

However, on two separate occasion’s traffic heading eastbound and northbound from Racecourse Road (Nottingham Racecourse and Park and Ride) will need to take a diversion route turning left onto Daleside Road and then turning around at the Trent Lane (Aldi) roundabout.  Eco-link buses will also follow this diversion. (Map attached)

This will be necessary – from Tuesday 2 May to Friday 12 May 17 and Monday 12 June to Friday 23 June 17.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “We are really pleased with the progress we have already made on our Eco Expressway works. These works will ultimately provide a brand new bus and cycle route whilst also improving the usability of the Racecourse roundabout. Unfortunately, during the works, it will be necessary to introduce further temporary traffic measures that will cause localised restrictions at times. We will continue to tell residents in advance when works are happening and apologise for any inconvenience that the works cause.”

Final road resurfacing works will take place in July and may require further diversions which will affect traffic.  More information will be supplied nearer to the time.

During the works, drivers are asked to allow more time for their journey and to slow down through the roadworks for the safety of the construction workers.  There will be an advisory 20mph speed limit in place at the roundabout during all works.

Nottingham City Council apologises for the inconvenience caused during these improvement works.

For more information check out this leaflet, plus see the map below –

Information will be available on Nottingham City Council’s social media channels including @MyNottingham, @Transport_Nottm and @NottmTravelwise with further information available online

Eco Express island