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A612 Colwick Loop Road roadworks to install walking and cycling path will last 23 weeks

Narrow lanes and temporary traffic lights will be in place on a busy Nottinghamshire road during work to create a new walking and cycling path. Work is expected to begin on February along the Colwick Loop Road and is predicted to last for 23 weeks.

No road closures will be in place during the work, which will see the path between First Avenue and Private Road No.1 widened to create a three-metre shared walking and cycling path. But narrow lanes will be in place throughout and temporary traffic signals will be needed in the final four weeks of construction.

"The path is a great link for communities getting to work or shopping at Victoria Retail Park and it is great news that these works can take place without significantly impacting on motorists travelling along the A612." The £1.25 million project is being funded by the Department for Transport and will also see 15 trees planted, replacing the 17 being removed during the works.

Councillor Clarke added: "As we will be cutting into the current verge in order to construct the widened path, we will need to remove some trees to be able to do this but I would like to reassure residents that most of the trees being removed as part of these works are susceptible to ash die back which would present further maintenance and safety issues in the future. We know that some traffic management will be required for the final four weeks of the 23 weeks of the construction and we will make sure that these temporary signals will be in place during off-peak periods only."

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