Nottinghamshire County Council Leader Coun Kay Cutts has welcomed news that advance work is set to begin in August on dualling of the A453.
The news was announced on Tuesday 31 July by the Highways Agency.
Work taking place in August includes archaeological surveys, ecology works and the installation of some permanent fencing. None of these works will affect traffic on the A453 or surrounding local roads.
Further work planned for the Autumn
Further advanced works are planned for the autumn, including more fencing and site clearance of selected trees and hedgerows.
“I am delighted that advance work has at long last begun on the A453,” said Coun Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council.
“The improvements to this vital route will bring huge benefits to the Nottinghamshire economy and that of the East Midlands as a whole.”
"Nottinghamshire County Council and the local business community campaigned long and hard for its improvement, with the County Council itself putting £20m into the scheme.
"News that work is now starting is fantastic news for everyone in Nottinghamshire."