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 impression below) being built along Kempson Street. It would have meant a temporary loss of parking for both shop staff and shoppers alongside four-way temporary traffic signals at the High Street/Parkyns Street junction. However, after a site visit this morning, the work was postponed.

The new homes being built along Kempson Street

Mike Ader, Chair of Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP), told us he went to speak to Severn Trent at length to ascertain what was happening. “The operations manager inspected the site to see what was required” reveals Mike. “He decided that a simpler solution was possible that did not involve traffic lights. However, they needed a little time to put that in place and to talk to residents on Kempson Street first. So it’s now planned from December 9th, but without temporary lights.”

This news is music to the ears of RVCP – organisers of the Ruddington Christmas Market – which is taking place on High Street, as well as on The Green and in St Peter’s Church,  this Saturday, December 4th. It was feared this water work might also over-run and impact their plans.

However, traffic lights will be back along Wilford Road by then, meaning some traffic delays into Ruddington are still likely!

The full list of known Ruddington roadworks in the next few weeks can be found below:-

Ruddington’s Christmas Street Market is back

Residents and visitors can expect delays and disruption for drivers, and also passengers using Kinchbus 9, CT4N Services 22 & 23 & Nottingham City Transport’s Navy 3 & Green 10C/10X Rushcliffe Country Park/Ruddington Fields buses and the NottsBus Connect Service 863, during the above work.

{NOTE: The above details are subject to potential change and updates due to the weather and other operational reasons. will provide timely revisions, here on our website, whenever we can.  LAST UPDATE: 8.00pm Tuesday 30th November}

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