Work on the new £40 million Gedling Access road has officially begun. Councillors from Gedling Borough Council and Nottinghamshire Council will today be joining partners from Via East Midlands, Balfour Beatty, Keepmoat Homes, D2N2 and Homes England to officially mark the beginning of the 18 month project at the site.
The 3.8km road will ease congestion in Gedling Village and facilitate the building of over 1,000 much needed new homes on the former Gedling Colliery and Chase Farm sites. The road, which will run from Mapperley Plains to the A612 at the Burton Road/Nottingham Road and Trent Valley Way junction, will also improve access to Gedling Borough Council owned Gedling Country Park.
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said:
‘Bringing the Gedling Access Road project into fruition has been a real partnership effort, I’m proud Gedling Borough Council led the way in bringing partners together to secure the investment needed for its construction which will alleviate pressure on Gedling Village and attract many more visitors to our fantastic Gedling Country Park. I’d like to thank all partners for their support for this important project. Nottinghamshire County Council gave its backing to this project back in March 2017 and it’s fantastic to finally see work begin on the construction of the road.’