A full road closure is to take place on Belward Steet (A60) between Friday 27 May 2016 and Monday 30 May 2016.

The purpose of the road closure is to remove a tower crane from Belward Street which has been used in the construction of a ten-storey student accommodation building. Due to the constraints of the surrounding area the tower crane will need to be lifted out and removed in sections.

This means that from midnight on Friday May 27, Belward Street will close between its junction with Hollowstone and Cranbrook Street, which will also include the junctions of Plumtree Street, Barker Gate and Woolpack Lane.

The following temporary arrangements will be needed:

  • A signed diversion route will be in place via – Fisher Gate –Pennyfoot Street – (A612) Manvers Street – (B686) Carlton Road.
  • The one–way section on Stoney Street will be suspended between the junction of Plumptree Street and Hollowstone and two-way temporary traffic signals will be put in place
  • Access will be maintained to the Motorpoint Arena private car park (Dean Street) and for local residents.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “We have aimed to minimise disruption by carrying these necessary works out over the bank holiday weekend, as there are no planned events at the Motorpoint Arena and no sporting fixtures at the football grounds or Trent Bridge.

“There is expected to be localised congestion in the area due to the diversion of traffic and some localised delays for traffic in the Lace Market due to the need to divert traffic via Stoney Street. I would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused.”