Two lanes of Derby Road in Nottingham will be closed for the next 11 weeks as the City Council spend £800,000 on improving the road.
These improvements are part of the Council’s programme of works to support economic growth in the Creative Quarter. With work starting outside Cathedral Church of Saint Barnabas early Monday morning the procedure is already underway.
The plans over the next few weeks are thought to involve the road being widened and resurfacing of the pavement whilst new trees will be planted. More street lights will also be installed along the road, increasing visibility particularly at night time.
Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs and Growth hopes the work will “open the city centre and its approaches up to residents and visitors and make the most of all Nottingham has to offer in terms of retail and leisure.”
No local businesses should be affected by the works and parking will remain on both sides of the road, however further closures to upper college street linking to Derby Road are due in May.