What's happening?

We’re improving the junction of the ring road/Western Boulevard with Nuthall Road – one of the busiest routes into the city.

The scheme has benefits for all road users, including increased safety and ease of use for pedestrians and cyclists.

We’ll be installing new, smart technology (MOVA) at the junction and along the corridor, which will allow traffic signals to be controlled in real time and to be responsive to traffic levels, in order to improve flows, and provide traffic light priority for late running buses.

It’s being funded through the Transforming Cities grant, secured by the City Council after a successful bid to the Department for Transport. Transforming Cities schemes aim to improve connections into and around the city through investment in sustainable transport, to enable growth.

What will the scheme involve?

Works will include:

  • the widening and resurfacing of the footways where required
  • improved tactile crossings for use by pedestrians and cyclists
  • the installation of new electrical ducting and signals poles with improved software and smart technology
  • resurfacing the carriageway where required.

This work will be carried out in two phases:

Phase 1 – September to November 2020 – New ducting across all arms of the junction will be installed ready for phase 2 in January 2021.

Phase 2 – January to June 2021 – Temporary traffic signals will be put in place to keep the junction running as it was while we install the new permanent traffic signals and improve the footways and carriageway where required.


How will this affect traffic?

Off peak lane closures will be in place during the works. Signed diversions will be in place when required.

Cyclists and pedestrians will be provided with a safe route through the junction at all times.

We will also communicate any information on disruptions through this website, our social media channels and weekly traffic and travel bulletin at the bottom of the page.