National Highways announces end of lane closures on A52 Clifton Bridge in Nottingham
Lane restrictions on a popular route into Nottingham will be removed over the weekend, it has been announced.
National Highways has announced that all restrictions at the A52 Clifton Bridge in Nottingham will be removed by Saturday morning.
Motorists coming from Newark will no longer face delays as the the fourth and final eastbound lane — including the second Queens Drive slip lane — will reopen on by 6am on Saturday, October 23.
Essential work has been taking place to install new steel cables to the outside of the bridge as part of a repair programme.
Teams have also been repairing damaged concrete and improving drainage systems on the structure, which was built in the 1970s.
National Highways project manager Richard Waterfield said: “We’d like to thank the people of Nottingham for their patience while we carried out this essential repair work.
“To make sure we can keep the bridge safe for motorists for years to come, we’ve also taken the opportunity to carry out additional works at the location.
"We have re-waterproofed the bridge and resurfaced the carriageway. We’ve also relined the road markings for motorists.
“By doing this piece of waterproofing work now, we were able to make best use of existing traffic restrictions while also reducing the further risk of water damaging the structure.
“We’d encourage motorists to leave additional time for their journeys this weekend while they familiarise themselves with the layout of the road.”
Lilian Greenwood, MP for Nottingham South, welcomed the lifting of traffic restrictions and praised National Highways for its role in making sure the bridge remained safe for motorists to use for years to come
She said: “I’m delighted that National Highways have finally completed the essential repair work to Clifton Bridge and that it is now completely re-opening.
“Residents and businesses rely on this vital route through Nottingham so its closure and the subsequent lane restrictions over many months have had a serious impact on all our journeys.
"It’s great news that the problems have been fixed and that the bridge should now be fit for years to come.”
While some works will still be taking place underneath the structure as the scheme enters the final stages of repairs, there will be no impact to traffic travelling across Clifton Bridge.
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