There are growing concerns about road safety in Nottingham after the death of a man on Mansfield Road on Sunday morning.
38 year old John Slater was walking towards the Goose Fair island junction at around 2am when he was struck by a dark vehicle.
This incident comes after a series of road traffic incidents following recent construction work on the road which included the removal of a set of traffic lights. Work began on the road in early February following a successful bid by the City Council to the national cycle safety fund.
The aim of the project is to make Mansfield Road safer for cyclists and pedestrians in the long term, but in the short term it has created some disruption on the roads.
During the roadwork’s traffic has been reduced to one lane northbound and two lanes southbound.
Councillor Jane Urquhart, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Planning at Nottingham City Council said when the plans were announced:
‘We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that these works may cause, the City Council will do all it can to keep disruption to a minimum’
Many residents who live on the road have been witness to other incidents in the past week and are worried about the current safety of the road.
”We’ve heard of quite a few accidents on Mansfield Road.” – Chloe Pivett, a concerned resident.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward with any more information about the incident.