Update: 1/9/2022

We have made good progress and the closure and diversion are to be removed on Saturday 3 September 2022, no later than 6pm with no further night time closures required.

What's happening?

Nottingham City Council has secured funding to improve the Hucknall Road corridor for people walking, cycling and using the bus.

The first phase of the scheme between Valley Road and Arnold Road is now complete and includes a 24-hour widened bus and cycle lane heading into the city and a stepped cycle lane heading out of the city.  Design and consultation on further phases is in progress. Please see below for next phase of works.

For more information and plans, please visit the Hucknall Road project page.

Hucknall Road improvements

Why are we doing this?

This project is part of Nottingham and Derby’s Transforming Cities programme. Working in partnership, Nottingham City and Derby City Councils secured £161 million from the Department for Transport to invest in local transport infrastructure that will improve sustainable transport, support growth, and encourage more low carbon journeys.

Next phase of works

The next phase of construction work is between Aldi and Bestwood Road.

Benefits of the project include:

  • Dedicated stepped cycle lane on both sides of the road to enable safer cycling
  • Dedicated marked cycle lanes near the golf club
  • Widened shared-use cycle and pedestrian footpath near Bestwood Road
  • Improved cycle and pedestrian link to Southglade Road and Andover Road
  • Footway and road resurfacing where required

What happens next?

Construction will be delivered in sections starting between Top Valley Way and Bestwood Road, working one side of the road at a time.

We are expecting this whole phase of works (Aldi to Bestwood Road) to last for ten months, during which time traffic lane widths will need to be reduced, temporary two-way lights used off peak when required and bus stops relocated when necessary.

Inbound road closure between Bestwood Park Drive West and Top Valley Way

There will be a road closure that will affect inbound traffic towards the city centre between Bestwood Park Drive West and Top Valley Way for 5 weeks, at all times, from 1st August 2022.

Following on from these works resurfacing of the cycleway will need to take place and we will do this during the night time only utilising the same closure. This will be for 5 nights (20.00 – 06.00hrs) from 5th September 2022.

There will be a diversion in place as follows; Bestwood Park Drive West, Top Valley Drive and Top Valley Way. Outbound traffic routes on Hucknall Road towards Moor Bridge are not affected.

Apologies for any impact this may have on your journey, we have planned the works during the school summer holidays when traffic movements are less frequent. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch. Contact Lyndsey Morrison: Lyndsey.morrison@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Map showing diversion from road closure between Bestwood Park Drive West and Top Valley Way