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Plans for the £22m upgrade of the A614/A6097 corridor will be shared with residents.




The latest plans for the £22m upgrade of the A614/A6097 corridor, which aim to unlock the economic potential of north Nottinghamshire, are taking a step forwards as the details are shared with residents.

The Secretary of Transport announced in October that £18m of funding would be allocated to Nottinghamshire County Council for the scheme following its bid to improve six junctions along the A614 and A6097 between Ollerton and Lowdham.

Improvements are planned for roundabouts at Ollerton, Mickledale Lane and Deerdale Lane junctions in Bilsthorpe, Warren Hill, White Post roundabout and Lowdham.

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The scheme aims to support planned housing developments along the route in Bilsthorpe, Ollerton and Blidworth, reduce peak-period traffic congestion for the benefit of commuters and local businesses, and improve road safety for all users.

Mr John Cottee, chairman of the council’s communities and place committee, said: “The A614 forms the spine of the county and I am delighted that after thorough investigation work by the county council along with our partners, Via East Midlands, we are now in a position to share the comprehensive design plans with local people for their views.

“This significant upgrade will support new growth and investment along the route for the benefit of residents and businesses.

“I would encourage people to attend the consultation events that are planned throughout Newark and Sherwood this summer and have their say.”

The first consultation event is today at the Hop Pole Hotel, Main Street, Ollerton, from 4pm to 8pm. Another is at Ollerton and Bought Town Council offices on Sherwood Drive on Saturday, from 10am to 2pm.

There are two consultation events in Bilsthorpe ­— at the miners’ welfare a week today, from 4pm to 8pm, and on Saturday, July 20, at the village hall, from 10am to 2pm.

In Lowdham, the plans will be displayed at the Magna Charta pub on Thursday, August 1, from 4pm to 8pm, and at the village hall on Saturday, August 3, from 10am to 2pm.

The council submitted its outline business case to the Department for Transport for approval in May with the intention to start work in April 2021, subject to approval.

The remaining funding for the project will come from the council, and section 106 contributions from proposed developments along the route.



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