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An Overview of our Major Transport Projects

Station Chilwell tram A453 Ring Road plans

Nottingham is investing over £750 million in a number of significant flagship transport projects which will deliver a high quality integrated transport system over the coming years.

This investment will contribute to the city’s growth by attracting inward investment increasing local employment and regeneration opportunities. The improvements will also ensure Nottingham has one of the best integrated transport networks in the country, outside London. This website has been created as an information tool to provide you with everything you need to know about these transport projects from what the schemes aim to deliver, who is involved, what is planned to when improvements will be taking place.

A long term vision for improving transport
An integrated and good quality transport system consisting of buses, trams, trains, cycling and walking networks and roads is essential to managing congestion, reducing negative impacts upon the environment and improving health and quality of life. A connected transport system is also vital to raising aspirations of our local citizens helping them to get to their places of study or work.

Nottingham has been moving towards realising this vision for the past 10 years. Our plan for improving local transport and the city’s connectivity to the rest of the country is set out in our strategy - the Nottingham Local Transport Plan. This is a statutory document which came into effect on 1 April 2011 and is formed of two documents – the 15-year strategy and 3-year rolling investment programmes:

Local Transport Plan 3: 2011-2026 Strategy
Local Transport Plan 3: Implementation Plan 2015-2018

Unprecedented level of investment
The scale of investment currently being delivered in Nottingham sees arguably one of the biggest improvement programmes in the country.
This funding package consists of a range of sources including European funding (secured through the European Regional Development Fund), national Government funding (secured through the Department for Transport), funding confirmed through the Local Growth Fund process (awarded to the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership) and local/City Council funding.

This funding has been invested in the following high profile schemes, some of which have now been completed – information, downloads and updates on each of these can be found on this website:
  • NET Tram Expansion 2013 - 2015: A multi-million pound project to extend Nottingham’s tram service to the south and south west of the city with an additional 17.5km track delivering a network directly linking with train and local bus services.
  • A453 Widening 2013 – 2015:  The Highways Agency scheme to widen a seven mile stretch of the A453 between M1 Junction 24 and the A52 Nottingham Ring Road was completed in the summer of 2015 and will benefit the 30,000 vehicles which pass along it each day.
  • Ring Road Improvements 2013 – 2016: £16 million improvement works along the Ring Road to reduce congestion and increase capacity including the upgrading and redesign of key junctions, widening of the carriageway and better crossings for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Cycle City Ambition Programme 2015 – 2017: A £6.1m investment programme – equivalent to £10 per head of population per year – to improve Nottingham’s cycle infrastructure through package of measures to deliver a cycle friendly city including two high quality cross city cycle corridors designed to the latest standards.
  • Creative Quarter programme 2013 - 2016: A flagship £9.550m transport access and infrastructure programme centred around the eastern side of the city centre encompassing the Lace Market, Hockley, Sneinton Market and the Island Site to support growth in these areas.
  • Railway Improvements 2015 – 2018: Nottingham City Council will work with Network Rail and rail operating companies across a number of projects that will ensure Nottingham is well connected to London and other core cities by rail.
  • Southern Gateway 2016-2019: A £13m highway and public realm improvements package which will allow the expansion of the south side of the city centre, including refurbishing the Broadmarsh shopping centre and improved connection to the station.

Keep informed, keep moving
Nottingham City Council and its partners are working in collaboration to co-ordinate the construction and works activities to minimise disruption to travellers and ensure the projects deliver the expected long term gains.
This website is maintained regularly providing updates and news on the schemes. You can also subscribe to our Stay Connected Transport Newsletters or via our Social Media accounts to keep informed.


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