Nottingham

Plans for Nottingham's £16.2m ring road scheme on show

Nottingham City Council is to display its £16.2m plan to improve the city's ring road.

With more than 100,000 people using the road each day, the city council said improvements were needed to make it safer and improve traffic flow.

Funding of £12.8m has been secured from the Department for Transport with the rest made up by the city council.

The plans will go on show at the Fiveways pub in Sherwood and the Harrow Road Community Centre in Wollaton.

Ring road 'unpredictable'

Councillor Jane Urquhart, the city council's portfolio holder for planning and transport, said: "At the moment the ring road is very unpredictable as to how long it might take you to get from one place to another.

"We think if we can make traffic flow more consistent, hopefully it will make it a bit faster."

The improvements will include extra lanes, lane widening and more pedestrian crossings.

It is hoped that construction work could start in April next year.

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