Completion at A52 Gamston Roundabout improvements near Nottingham
Improvements to the A52 Gamston Roundabout near Nottingham are now complete with the junction fully opening to traffic today.
Griffiths Farrans Joint Venture (GFJV) was the contractor for the Gamston works.
The National Highways project has included widening all three approaches to the roundabout to create extra lanes in order to reduce congestion and queuing.
New traffic lights and a traffic-light controlled pedestrian crossing have been installed to improve safety, and a dedicated bus lane added on the roundabout to improve the flow of public transport.
The improvements have also extended to Nottinghamshire County Council’s maintenance depot at the roundabout, with a new traffic light-controlled system at the exit to allow safer movement of their vehicles, plus a new maintenance lay-by to improve safety for their maintenance workers.
National Highways Senior Project Manager Nick Medlicott said:
“These improvements will bring real benefits to road users in terms of cutting congestion, particularly at peak times, and improving safety. We are delighted to have opened to traffic this morning and thank road users and local residents for their patience while we’ve been carrying out the work.”
During the next week there will be a period of adjustment to the new traffic signals with engineers modifying timings to improve traffic flow as the complex system learns the new traffic patterns for the junction.
The project, which started in January 2022 with the replacement of gas mains by Cadent Gas, has been one element of the wider A52 Nottingham Junctions Improvement.
In 2017 the Cropwell Road and Nottingham Road improvement schemes were completed at Radcliffe-on-Trent and last year upgrades were completed in the same area to the Stragglethorpe Road and Bingham Road junctions, as well as the A52/A453 Silverdale Roundabout.
Steve Haviland, Partnership Leader at Griffiths Farrans Joint Venture, said:
“We are pleased to have completed works on Gamston roundabout in Nottingham, a project designed to reduce congestion, make the road safer for users and support growth in the local area. With the roundabout now open to traffic, we know that the community will begin to notice the benefits immediately. This has been a collaborative project between Griffith Farrans and National Highways and we look forward to continuing this strong working relationship as we design and construct the remaining two junctions at Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft.”
In January this year it was announced the contractors for the Gamston works, Griffiths Farrans Joint Venture (GFJV) will also design and construct the remaining two junctions that form part of the scheme at Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft, with work expected to start in September 2024.
People can find out more about the plans for those junctions at public information events taking place at Wheatcroft Garden Centre on Tuesday, 13 June from 1pm to 5pm and Wednesday, 14 June from 10am to 5pm.