Bus Priority junction works

Consultation for these bus priority schemes has now closed. We will collate the feedback that we have received, and where necessary, incorporate it into the final designs. Thank you to those who have provided us with any comments.

The junctions will be amended to prioritise bus traffic, giving more space for turning, bus lanes and removing obstructions. Funding comes from a Government grant as part of the Bus Strategy Improvement Plan.

The junctions will also have bus priority technology – these smart junctions ‘know’ the bus timetables so if a bus is running perfectly to time, they stick to the normal timings. However, if a bus is running late the traffic lights will automatically change and amend the timings at the junction to prioritise the bus to help them get back on time.

Councillor Angela Kandola, Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for transport said, “We’re passionate about making our bus services even better, these works will remove obstructions and install bus lanes and bus priority junctions to make bus journeys smoother and more efficient. The proposals for Edwards Lane will help speed up journeys on the A2, 87,88 and 89 and the works on Moor Bridge will help make the threes and 79 more reliable.

Details of the works

Edwards Lane/Oxclose Lane/Arnold Road

Map showing proposals for Edwards Lane Oxclose Lane

  • Introducing a 24 hour bus lane southbound on Edwards Lane and extending the no waiting/loading restrictions to improve bus journey times an reliability.
  • Improved traffic flows on the Edwards Lane / Oxclose Lane junction through the introduction of additional turn lanes.
  • Priority for buses and management of traffic flows in real time through traffic signals upgrade.

Moor Bridge/Hucknall Lane

Map showing proposals of Hucknall Lane Moor Bridge

  • Introducing two new bus lanes on the inbound and outbound approach to the junction
  • Removing the mini roundabout and replacing it with traffic signals with push-button pedestrian crossings
  • Providing buses with priority at the junction, which will improve reliability and journey times
  • Improving pedestrian and cyclist facilities, and addressing the road safety issues by introducing a toucan crossing.