National Highways has appointed a Griffiths Farrans Joint Venture (GFJV) as the main contractor to deliver the final part of a major upgrade to the A52 in Nottingham.
GFJV will design and construct the remaining two junctions at Nottingham Knight and Wheatcroft with work expected to start in September 2024. It is due to finish in 2026/27.
National Highways will hold a public consultation to share the more detailed proposals and seek local views later this year.
The A52 is an important east-west link across the East Midlands.
National Highways has identified several junctions for improvement, to reduce congestion, improve pedestrian and cycle routes, make the road safer for all users, support growth in the area and provide capacity for more traffic from local developments.
The scheme, announced in 2014 as part of the government’s Road Investment Strategy, consists of a package of measures to improve several junctions along the length of the A52 in Nottingham, including signalisation and junction reconstruction.
This is the final element in an integral series of works that will have a positive impact for travel in this region.
High profile projects like this one demonstrate the critical role that civil engineering has to play in delivering a functioning, valuable road infrastructure. By reducing congestion and improving safety with this work, we are building a network which will support transport and logistics, save lives and allow the local economy to grow for years to come.
We have been active in the area for a number of years now and we are pleased to have built collaborative relationships with key stakeholders in the area. We look forward to continuing these relationships to deliver a positive lasting impact through jobs, skills and apprenticeships, working with our local supply chain partners, supporting schools and charitable organisations.