DfT pledges £12.8 million to tackle congestion in Nottingham

04/07/2013
Highways Reporters

Work to improve Nottingham’s ring road has been given final approval from the Department for Transport (DfT).

Local transport minister Norman Baker approved a package of measures that will tackle congestion on the ring road and improve public transport in the city today (4 July).

He said: “The ring road already suffers from congestion; planned housing and employment growth will generate additional pressures.

The work I have approved will ease this congestion, improve bus journey times and make the road safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

The £12.8 million we are putting into this scheme shows that the coalition Government is serious about investing in the infrastructure the country needs to drive economic growth.”

 

Improvements include:


  • Upgrading of key junctions and selective widening


  • Reconstruction of areas of the carriageway most in need of repair


  • Improved facilities to help change between bus services on the main routes into Nottingham and Ring Road services


  • Improved conditions for pedestrians and cyclists including new and upgraded crossing facilities.


The scheme was one of those given funding approval in late 2011 as part of the Spending Review process. Work can now start on the construction with the project scheduled to complete in summer 2015.

The department is providing a maximum of £12.8 million towards the full scheme cost of £16.2 million.

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