Ruddington’s Roadworks Respite

Since long-overdue junction layout improvements and new utility installations at Ruddington’s Kirk Lane/Loughborough Road/Flawforth Lane crossroads finally began in July 2023, they have caused significant frustration for drivers and bus passengers.


Thankfully this very disruptive ‘first phase’ – mostly requiring temporary 4-way temporary signals for pipe laying work by Severn Trent Water  – finished just before the festive period, slightly ahead of schedule. This means the old junction traffic lights have been brought back into use over the Christmas and New Year holidays, allowing a welcome respite from months of often long delays.

There’ve been long queues at park times since the summer {Photos by Paul Witney}

Unfortunately, that’s not the end of the story, as it all restarts on January 8th 2024, beginning with three weeks of telecoms work by Virgin Media to re-route its cables ahead of the junction layout changes, with ‘multi-way signals’ once again in use until Friday January 26th.

This has pushed back the previously announced closure of Flawforth Lane until Monday 5th February – which will now continue right the way through until Friday 26th April 2024 for Cadent Gas to do its stuff! Last time Flawforth Lane was closed for this long the new Blacksmith’s Green housing development didn’t even exist – so now even more Ruddington residents will have a long detour to drive into our village centre. The only ‘silver lining’ is that the previously 4-way temporary traffic lights at the junction will become only 3-way, hopefully easing the Loughborough Road/Kirk Lane traffic queues a little.

When it’s eventually finished, the new junction layout will be as shown below.

Layout changes to the busy junction

Other major highway work of which we are currently aware, which is likely to cause disruption in Ruddington in the months ahead, is listed below.

FULL list of scheduled 2024 Ruddington roadworks:-

Continuing until at least Friday 26th April 2024 – major work at the Kirk Lane/Loughborough Road/Flawforth Lane crossroads – for junction renovation including diversions of utility services, resulting from s278 agreement with developers – various contractors including Severn Trent WaterCadent GasNational GridVirgin Media & BT Openreach.

Sunday 4th Feb 2024 9.30am to 3.30pmMulti-way traffic lights for telecoms work at the junction of High Street and Church StreetBT Openreach

Monday 5th February 2024 – Friday 26th April 2024 – total closure of Flawforth Lane near its junction with Loughborough Road – for Cadent Gas utility diversions.

Sunday 7th January 2024 from 8.00am until 3.00pm ‘Temporary Prohibition of Persons’ for crane set-up on Clifton Road from its junction with Green Lane in a south easterly direction for 120 metres (to a point outside the Elm Croft House) – by Lobina Transport Services Ltd.

Friday 2nd February 2024 – 9.30am to 3.30pmmulti-way signals on High Street – work by BT Openreach.

Monday 12th February 2023 at 8.00am – Tuesday 13th February at 5.00pmTotal closure of Parkyns Street – Utility Repair and Maintenance Works by Severn Trent Water.

And there’s more…

As we previously reported, following a number of gas leaks in recent years, including one recently needing more emergency repairsCadent Gas also needs to carry out substantial further work on Wilford Road to replace the troublesome old iron gas main under ‘Dutton’s Hill’ with a “more durable” plastic pipe. However, this has been postponed by VIA East Midlands until other disruptive work in Ruddington is finished… meaning it’s now likely to be carried out sometime mid-2024.

Looking further into next year, National Highways has previously announced the long planned major roadworks to enlarge both the Nottingham Knight Island and Wheatcroft Island on the A52 should begin in September 2024.  Find more details >>HERE<<.

The Nottingham Knight roundabout as it is now

Residents and visitors should anticipate delays and diversions for motorists, and also disruption for passengers using Kinchbus 9Nottingham City Transport’s Navy 3 & Green 10/10C/10X buses and the NottsBus Connect Service 863 during these roadworks. will aim to bring you details of additional or rescheduled village roadworks as and when we receive them.

{PLEASE NOTE: The information above is subject to potential change and updates due to the weather and other operational reasons. We will provide timely revisions, here on our website, whenever we can.  LAST UPDATE: Wednesday 27th December 2023.}

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