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Newark: Proposed one-way system for Victoria Street, Portland Street and Albert Street is scrapped




A proposed one-way system for a busy part of Newark will not be going ahead.

Nottinghamshire County Council has decided against pursuing the scheme for Victoria Street/Portland Street/Albert Street.

It was being considered as part of a tranche two bid for schemes meeting a £2.178m allocation from a government scheme aimed at promoting cycling and walking in Nottinghamshire.

Albert Street, Newark.
Albert Street, Newark.

The schemes put forward for further consideration, however, totalled more than £3m so some failed to make the cut.

Feasibility work identified that it was not viable to deliver the Newark scheme, which would have seen the creation of a lightly segregated cycleway on Victoria Street/Portland Street following the introduction of a new one-way traffic system on Victoria Street/Portland Street/Albert Street.

Instead, plans to boost greener, active transport will go out to public consultation in Mansfield, Beeston, Retford and West Bridgford.

A finalised programme will be published once the consultation responses have been reviewed after March 7.

Newark has been among the places to benefit from county council money to improve cycleways recently.



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