No Parking on Parkyns Street!

Visitors to Ruddington village centre are being warned there’ll be fewer parking options for the next four days as one of the streets closest to our shops and amenities is closed to vehicles during essential work.

Parkyns Street is scheduled to be shut in both directions from 8.00am this Monday 13th November until 5pm on Thursday 16th from its junction with Church Street to its junction with High Street – with diversions in place.** It’s for the installation of a new gas connection to the four new-build houses there. Once this is completed it’s likely to be followed by another closure at approximately the same location on February 12th-13th 2024 for the connection of the homes’ water supply, but this has yet to be confirmed. On both occasions a number of parking spaces for both visitors and resident/business permit holders will be out of action for the duration of the works.

Another notable date for the diary is Saturday 2nd December 2023 when both High Street and Church Street will be closed to traffic from the early hours of the morning until as late as 10pm to facilitate the holding of the annual Ruddington Christmas Market.*** However, local diversions will be put in place and additional event parking and a shuttle bus provided for visitors.

Ruddington Christmas Market will again close High Street and Church Street

On Tuesday 12th December Old Loughborough Road will be closed during the day from its junction with Landmere Lane to its junction with A60 Loughborough Road for pothole repairs previously postponed due to bad weather.**** Whilst access will be maintained for residents and work vehicles whenever possible, other drivers are asked to use the diversionary route via A60 Loughborough Road, the A52, and Landmere Lane – and vice versa – as shown below.

All the above are in addition to the long-term roadworks for junction layout improvements at the Kirk Lane/Loughborough Road/Flawforth Lane crossroads.* Their 4-way temporary signals are continuing to cause frustration due to frequent peak-time hold-ups for motorists and bus services  and are due to continue until Friday 19th January 2024.

For easier reference, the FULL list of scheduled Ruddington roadworks liable to cause disruption of which we are aware currently is below:-

*Monday 14th August 2023 until Sunday 31st March 2024 – 24-hour multi-way temporary traffic lights at the Kirk Lane/Loughborough Road/Flawforth Lane crossroads – for junction renovation works including diversions of utility services, resulting from s278 agreement with developers – various contractors including Severn Trent WaterCadent GasNational GridVirgin Media & BT Openreach.

Traffic queues back to Bradmore due to the Loughborough Road junction work {Photos by Paul Witney}

**Monday 13th November 2023 at 8am to Thursday 16th November 2023 at 5pmClosure of Parkyns Street to install a new service connectionCadent Gas.

***Saturday 2nd December 2023 midnight until 10.00pm – closure of  High Street and Church Street to traffic plus ‘no parking’ restrictions to facilitate Day 3 of Ruddington Christmas Market.

****Tuesday 12th December 8.00am to 3.30pm – closure of Old Loughborough Road from its junction with Landmere Lane to its junction with A60 Loughborough RoadNottinghamshire County Council Highways pothole repairs.

And there’s more…

As we previously reported, following a number of gas leaks in recent years, Cadent Gas also needs to carry out substantial maintenance work on Wilford Road to replace the troublesome old iron gas main under ‘Dutton’s Hill’ with a “more durable” plastic pipe. This was due to begin last month – using temporary traffic lights to control traffic. However, it was postponed indefinitely by VIA East Midlands until other disruptive work in Ruddington is finished… meaning it’s now likely to be sometime early in 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 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 bring you details of further village roadworks as 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: Sunday 12th November 2023.}

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