A453 Widening A453 Widening

2013 - 2015: Details of the A453 major project

A453 works A453 works

Work on long awaited major improvements to widen a seven mile stretch of the A453 between M1 Junction 24 and the A52 Nottingham Ring Road started in January 2013.

The A453, east of the M1, is the major route between Nottingham, the M1 and Nottingham East Midlands Airport. It carries up to 30,000 vehicles a day.

The improvement work includes widening the 1.5 mile urban section through Clifton from a two-lane single carriageway to a four-lane single carriageway (two lanes in each direction) with signalisation of the existing Crusader Roundabout and new signalised roundabout junctions at Green Lane and Farnborough Road.

A new roundabout at Mill Hill will be sited to the west of the Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council boundary, and will provide a connection to the existing A453, Fox Covert Lane and Clifton Lane via a new link road. This road will provide a link to the new Nottingham Express Transit (NET) 1,000 space park and ride, transporting people directly from Clifton into the centre of Nottingham by tram.

This £150 million scheme, partly funded by Nottinghamshire County Council, was completed in early summer 2015 and will help to reduce congestion and make the route safer.
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The work is being carried out by Laing O’Rourke on behalf of the Highways Agency. 

For more information, please visit the project home page on the Highways Agency website.

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Key benefits
  • Improved road capacity for motorists and businesses
  • Reduced traffic congestion
  • Improved safety
  • A boost to the regional economy estimated at £540m.