Drivers advised to plan around major project in Nottingham city centre

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Drivers in Nottingham city centre face 14 weeks of disruption from Monday as a gas mains upgrade is carried out.

Canal Street will close westbound from the London Road roundabout to Broadmarsh to enable 500 metres of gas pipes to be replaced.

The pipe was put in 60 years ago and Cadent, which runs the gas network, estimates the new pipe will be good for the next 80 years.

However the next 80 days are expected to cause disruption and Nottingham City Council is advising drivers to plan an alternative route.

– motorists heading to this area of the city will be able to use the Southern Relief Route as a signed diversion.

– access to Trent Street and Station Street will be maintained via a right turn from Canal Street eastbound.

– the westbound section of Canal Street will close from London Road roundabout towards Broadmarsh. Travel east from the Broadmarsh area to London Road roundabout will remain unaffected by the works.

Cllr Adele Williams Portfolio Holder for Local Transport, said: “We are working with Cadent to minimise the way these works affect the public with well signed diversions and plenty of advanced warning, although we recognise there will likely be some disruption initially as people get used to the new routes while these essential works are undertaken.”

The £500,000 project has been timetabled to minimise disruption, coming after Trent Bridge’s involvement in the Cricket World Cup and overlapping with the summer holidays.

Other utility works needed for the Broadmarsh redevelopment plan will also be carried out at the same time.