Yet Another Gas Leak Causes Delays

Drivers in and out of Ruddington have again found themselves stuck in queues due to further roadworks which have sprung up unexpectedly today on Clifton Lane. It’s after another gas escape was detected on the bridge over Fairham Brook. Workers from Cadent are back onsite today (10th October) – attempting to trace and repair this latest leak – just a month since the last one. Again 24-hour temporary traffic lights are in use whilst the road is dug up. A notification from Via East Midlands has revealed these works are expected to…

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Another Gas Leak Causes Travel Delays

Drivers in and out of Ruddington are finding themselves stuck in further queues this week due to new roadworks which appeared unexpectedly on Clifton Lane. It’s after a gas escape was detected on the bridge over Fairham Brook on Sunday (4th September). Workers from Cadent have been there since – attempting to trace and repair the leak – with 24-hour temporary traffic lights in use now the road has been dug up. Today, a notification from Via East Midlands has revealed these works are expected to remain in place until this…

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Dutton’s Hill Closed Again

Unfortunately there are several sets of highway works liable to cause inconvenience and delays for Ruddington motorists during July. These include the total closure of Dutton’s Hill again over the next two Sundays for more gas work. Although these ‘Prohibition of Driving’ notices on that section of Wilford Road should not impinge on weekday traffic this time, drivers cutting through the estate to avoid a longer diversionary route are liable to result in further frustration for home owners along St John’s Road and St Mary’s Crescent in particular. Water connection…

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Ruddington’s Summer Roadworks

Despite the continuing construction of four major new housing developments in Ruddington, no very disruptive roadworks are planned around our village during the summer of 2022 so far. Nevertheless, there are several sets of highway works liable to cause some inconvenience and delays for village motorists over the coming weeks. These include two total closures of Dutton’s Hill this July for more gas work. Although both of these ‘Prohibition of Driving’ notices are scheduled only for Sundays, traffic cutting through the estate to avoid a longer diversionary route is liable to…

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Beware Ruddington Road Restrictions

A weekend of parking prohibition along Mere Way, a morning of temporary traffic lights on High Street and a further complete closure of Dutton’s Hill are among the scheduled works liable to cause disruption over the coming days and weeks in and around Ruddington. Firstly, during all of the weekend Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th May, and again on Saturday 21st May, many motorists who use Mere Way to park up whilst visiting Rushcliffe Country Park or Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre will not be able to do so. Most of the parking will…

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New Emergency Works Cause Delays

Drivers accessing Ruddington along Clifton Road are facing unexpected hold-ups after temporary traffic lights appeared there this morning (Thursday 24th March). A gas leak was detected between the Old Station Drive turn and the Pasture Lane roundabout – resulting in Cadent Gas installing 24 hour two-way signals and digging up the westbound carriageway over the former railway bridge. As this is one of Ruddington’s busiest routes, motorists are being warned to expect delays – especially at peak times – while the escape is traced, excavated and repaired.  We’re being warned…

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Ruddington’s Festive Roadworks

This year villagers and visitors have suffered unprecedented and disruptive roadworks in Ruddington – many of them to facilitate the construction of four major new housing developments on our former village Green Belt. Thankfully things are looking much quieter into the new year. Whilst, of course, Santa and his reindeer can fly over any traffic queues or road closures, no significant Christmas disruption is planned for we terrestrial drivers, either! The current Wilford Road work by BT is off-peak only. The three-way traffic lights originally planned by Severn Trent for…

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Village Centre Roadworks Postponed

In another strange but welcome turn of events, the planned work by Severn Trent Water around Kempson Street, which was due to start today (Tuesday 30th November), has been called off! Ruddington traders and motorists had been dreading more disruption and delays coming, as it was, straight after Cadent had only just completed its over-running gas main repair work. This had closed Wilford Road at Dutton’s Hill for almost two weeks, causing peak time traffic chaos. The new work by Severn Trent is required to provide a new water connection for additional homes (artist’s…

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More Village Centre Roadworks

No sooner has Cadent Gas finally completed its over-running repair work – which closed Wilford Road at Dutton’s Hill for almost two weeks – village centre traders and motorists in Ruddington are immediately facing more potential disruption and delays this week. Yesterday (Monday 29th November) business owners on High Street received a letter of confirmation from Severn Trent that the planned work around Kempson Street is going ahead for three days, from today. This is to provide a new water connection for additional homes (artist’s impression below) being built along there. As…

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Dutton’s Hill Closure Extended!

Motorists, bus users and business owners in Ruddington have expressed dismay on learning that the recent traffic disruption in our village centre will continue for even longer – with emergency gas main work on Wilford Road STILL unfinished. Originally it was planned that two-way traffic signals would suffice whilst Cadent carried out repairs to a fractured gas main under Dutton’s Hill. However, last Wednesday (17th Nov) the busy route was suddenly shut without notice on safety grounds when it was discovered the gas leak was worse than anticipated. That closure was finally due…

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