What's happening?

Essential works are to be carried out by various contractors in preparation for Broadmarsh and the Broadmarsh Carpark. Western Power Distribution and Cadent Gas will be providing gas and electricity improvements to the area.

The council initially suspended all but emergency works as part of the measures to ease pressure on the city’s road network as a result of the closure of the A52 Clifton Bridge. However as Highways England have announced lane closures on the bridge may remain in place until the end of the year, this is no longer sustainable. The council had already started to allow off-peak lane closures for some works around the city and now needs to allow other works to proceed, with all changes monitored and kept under review.

Councillor Adele Williams, Portfolio Holder for Local Transport, said: “While Highways England continues their work on the A52 Clifton Bridge, we have agreed we will allow essential works like these in Canal Street to take place around the city. Now that we know it could be the end of the year before Highways England concludes its bridge repairs, we have no alternative but to allow other works to take place in around the city, in ways that cause the least possible traffic disruption.

“We will continually monitor these works and any potential disruption they cause through our Traffic Control Centre, making interventions as necessary, and continue to work with partners at Nottinghamshire Police and the County Council to deal with the impact of Highways England’s works. We completely understand how disruptive the works have been and we’ll do all we can to keep Nottingham moving while these and other works are underway.”

Works include

  • Removal of traffic island, pedestrian crossing, and traffic light ducting
    Works to be done off-peak between 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Essential upgrades to electrical supply and gas mains on Canal Street
    Works will take place on an extended timeline of 7am – 7pm to be completed in a shorter timeframe than initially proposed
    This will be a 12 week program completed across 3 phases. Each phase will be 4 weeks long

How will this affect traffic?

  • There will be various lane closures on the outbound side of Canal Street between Carrington Street and Castle Boulevard. Two-way traffic will be maintained
  • From Monday 16 March, Maid Marian Way between the NCP car park and the college will be closed for 4 weeks. Traffic will divert via Greyfriar gate. Access to the college and car park will be maintained via this diversion. There will be no entrance/exit via Castle Boulevard for the duration of these works