Preliminary road improvements – co-funded by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership – to enable the multi-million pound redevelopment of Nottingham’s Broadmarsh area will get underway this week.
Nottingham City Council will begin work on Wilford Road and Wilford Street on Friday (January 22), altering lanes to provide two lanes coming out of the city centre and one lane going in. Better pedestrian and cycle crossings will be installed at the junction of Wilford Road, Queen’s Drive and Waterway Street West; and a better pedestrian crossing will be installed at the junction of Wilford Street, Wilford Road and Castle Meadow Road.
The alterations will help enable the proposed regeneration of the Broadmarsh area. The road improvements will be funded out of the £10.3m from the D2N2 LEP towards redeveloping the Broadmarsh and city centre ‘southern gateway’, money derived from D2N2’s £192million Local Growth Fund allocation, used to invest in essential infrastructure for the area.
Nottingham City Council contractors’ work will mean that from 7pm on Friday January 22 to 5.30am on Monday January 25 there will be no right turn from Queen’s Drive to Waterway Street West, no right turn from Waterway Street West to Wilford Road and no entry to Wilford Road from Wilford Street (but access to Castle Meadow Road will remain open). Traffic, including the Citylink 1 and W4 buses, will be diverted via signed routes.
From 5.30am on Monday 25 January until the end of June there will be no right turn from Waterway Street West to Wilford Road and – between 9.30am and 3.30pm from Monday to Friday, and between 9am and 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays – there will be various lane restrictions in this area.
Proposals to transform and regenerate the Broadmarsh area and intu shopping centre, displayed in the centre in December, includes the building of the Nottingham Skills Hub; the new further education centre to be run by the merged Central College Nottingham and New College Nottingham, and also to be part-funded by D2N2 (subject to business plan).
More information on the Broadmarsh area scheme can be found online at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/broadmarsharea.
Councillor Nick McDonald, Nottingham City Council Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport, (pictured) was part of a photo call this morning (Monday January 18), to mark the roadworks beginning this week. He said the works had been designed to cause “as little inconvenience as possible”.
For more information on how D2N2 is investing its £192million Local Growth Fund allocation in improving the economic infrastructure of its Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire area see its web link HERE.
Media wanting to know more about the D2N2 LEP can contact Sean Kirby, D2N2 Communications Manager, on 0115 9578749 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org