The completion of works at a key junction in the centre of Beeston has enabled the lifting of major traffic restrictions in the town over the weekend.

The Middle Street/Station Road junction was re-opened on Friday afternoon and this paved the way for two-way traffic to return to Chilwell Road.

In addition, bus services have now returned to Chilwell Road and the access to Grove Avenue has also been re-opened.

Chris Deas, NET Project Director for Nottingham City Council, said: “Seeing an end to some major traffic restrictions in Beeston Town Centre will, I know, come as a great relief to commuters, traders and shoppers in the town.

“Living and working alongside the tram works has been disruptive and challenging for local people, we fully acknowledge that. But now the pain of the construction phase is coming to an end and new shops and businesses are being drawn in by the town’s future prospects.”

The testing and commissioning stage of the NET Phase Two project is now gathering pace and trams will be progressively tested along the Beeston and Chilwell line in the New Year.