Plans for upgrades to six junctions as part of the A614/A6097 scheme have now been submitted to Nottinghamshire County Council’s planning team.
The junctions included in the plans are:
- Ollerton Roundabout – the intersection of the A614 / A616 / A6075 roundabout
- Mickledale Lane junction – the A614 / Mickledale Lane crossroads
- White Post roundabout – the A614 / Mansfield Road roundabout
- Warren Hill junction – the A614 / A6097 priority junction
- Lowdham Roundabout – the A6097 / A612 Nottingham Road / Southwell Road roundabout,
- Kirk Hill junction – the A6097 / Kirk Hill crossroads.
This marks the next step towards removing peak period traffic congestion along the route, while significantly improving journey time for commuters and local businesses and unlocking major development sites nearby.
If planning permission is approved in summer 2022, works on the £28.6m scheme are expected to start in summer 2023 and be complete by summer 2025.
The application was originally planned for submission in November 2021, but further works were identified by the project team as needing to be completed prior to submitting the application, meaning the application was submitted on 25 February 2022.
Councillors are due to consider moving the scheme on to a further stage and will discuss giving the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) and Side Roads Order (SRO) process the green light at the meeting of the Economic Development and Asset Management Committee on 8 March.
Councillor Keith Girling, Chairman of the Economic Development and Asset Management Committee, said: “The A614/A6097 upgrade scheme is vital to how we will continue to support growth and investment in Nottinghamshire.
“It will enable roads to operate more efficiently by reducing congestion, improving the reliability of journey times whilst also providing increased capacity at key junctions which will help facilitate economic growth in the area.
“I am delighted that we will soon be at the planning submission stage of the project, and I’d like to make a mention of the project team who have spent 11 months refining the application ready for its submission.
“If planning permission is approved, the scheme will unlock the development of the former Thoresby Colliery site, which is earmarked for 850 new houses and 2.3 hectares of employment land which will bring new jobs to the area.
“The scheme will also open up land to the north of Petersmith Drive, Ollerton which has been allocated 305 new houses and land to the north of Bingham for 1,000 houses and employment development.
“We hope that this scheme will provide real economic momentum, especially during the current pandemic, in and around the area.”