Nottingham City Council wins £1.4m funding for safer road scheme

Radford Boulevard will undergo work

Nottingham City Council has received £1.425m from the Department for Transport to make changes that it says will make roads in the city safer.

This funding is part of the safer roads fund, a £47.5m investment across England to improve 27 high-risk roads.

The A609 Ilkeston Road, Wollaton Road, A6130 Gregory Boulevard, Radford Boulevard and Lenton Boulevard will undergo upgrades to reduce traffic collisions and casualties.

The project involves improved signage, road markings, crossings, signalised turnings, central refuge points and school safety schemes.

The aim is to create a safer environment for vehicles, improve pedestrian crossing points and establish two school safety schemes.

Additionally a proposed 20mph speed limit near Djanogly City Academy is under consideration, subject to consultation.

Councillor Angela Kandola, Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for transport, said: “We’re pleased to win this funding from central Government to help us make these key routes in and out of the city safer for everyone, reducing the risk of future accidents and deaths – as well as creating two School Safety zones with a lowered 20mph speed limit to further protect our children and young people.”