Traffic restrictions have been lifted at another major road junction in Nottingham today (Friday).

The completion of the Abbey Bridge/Gregory Street junction as part of the tram expansion project will significantly improve traffic along the busy A6005 and to and from the Queen’s Medical Centre.

The re-opening of the junction has taken place ahead of tram testing and driver training on this section of the new line to Chilwell, with the first overnight runs due next week.

Councillor Jane Urquhart, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation at Nottingham City Council, said: “I’m pleased to see the junction is now fully open. It will help traffic to flow more freely on this main route into the city.

“This, together with the good news that traffic restrictions in Clifton at the junction of Farnborough Road (north) and Southchurch Drive were lifted earlier this week, is another welcome sign that tram construction works are coming to a close. Once again I would like to thank people for their patience while the work has been ongoing.”

Now that the roadworks at the Abbey Bridge/Gregory Street junction, known locally as the White Hart junction, are finished attention will turn to final works on Lenton Bridge, where the new tramline crosses the railway.

To enable this work to be carried out, a section of Lenton Lane will be closed to through traffic for around three weeks from this Sunday, March 8.