Nottinghamshire County Council agrees a £66.5million investment in highways

Nottinghamshire County Council has allocated £66.5 million for highway works from in the council’s 2024 to 2025 Highways Capital and Revenue Programmes — which were finalised this week — and includes £33million for road and highway asset improvements.

Work will include surface dressing, structural patching, pothole repairs and resurfacing. It will also cover a range of drainage repairs and improvements, street lighting improvement, safety fencing and bridge maintenance.

The council’s Integrated Transport Programme — which has £5m allocated to integrated transport schemes — details further planned improvements, including zebra crossings on Boundary Road, Newark, and Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe, and a pedestrian crossing on the A612 Nottingham Road, Bulcote, bus accessibility and pinch point improvements in Newark, Bingham and across the county.

Safety improvements are also proposed, including an interactive sign on the A616 Caunton Road, Caunton, speed cameras on the A617 Kirklington Road from A614 to Hockerton, a change in speed limit on Harby Road, adjacent to Langar Airfield, surfacing with signs or lines on A6075 Tuxford Road, Boughton, signs or lines at A617 Wheatgrass Hill, Hockerton, and Grange Lane, Newark, and visibility improvement at Wellow Road bend, Sandy Lane, Eakring.

A further £300,000 has been allocated to the Traffic Management Revenue Programme, which in Newark includes new bollards at Autumn Croft Road, a staggered pedestrian guard rail at Belmont Close to Lilac Close, and junction protection markings at Bailey Road and Cranmer Road, John Gold Avenue, and Newton Street and Charles Street.

Prioritisation of works in the programmes involves analysis of technical condition survey data and local knowledge, and the schemes have an increased emphasis on well-used roads and recent storm damage.

The proposed schemes will still be subject to consultation, feasibility studies and detailed scheme investigations, design and value for money considerations, said the council.


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