Hucknall town centre improvement scheme
The Hucknall town centre improvement scheme will see the High Street pedestrianised between Baker Street and Watnall Road. There will also be new roads and junctions to reduce congestion in the town.
The scheme received final funding approval from the Department for Transport in February 2015. Carillion Tarmac, in a joint venture, are the main contractor for the transport scheme and started on site in January 2016.
The scheme aims to:
- reduce congestion
- create an attractive shopping centre
- attract new retailers
- promote the regeneration of Hucknall.
The scheme will also incorporate flood relief measures. The biggest element of this is the construction of a flood relief culvert under the new road.
The identified solutions will deal with some of the flooding problems that have been experienced in the town in recent years. The last major flooding event caused mass disruption to the Thoresby Dale estate in 2013.
As part of the scheme a new road from Station Road/Ashgate Road to Baker Street/Annesley Road will be built. The new road will be single carriageway with a 30 mph speed limit enforced.
This will allow a pedestrian zone to be created along the high street between Baker Street and Watnall Road. Delivery vehicles will only be allowed to enter this area before 10am and after 4pm.
- October 2015: demolition works commenced
- January 11 2016: Tarmac begin construction of new road
- October 2016: new road opens to traffic
- late October 2016: pedestrianisation works begin
- April/May 2017: High Street works complete.
This work is being funded by:
- Department of Transport
- Nottinghamshire County Council
- Ashfield District Council.
The total scheme cost including land acquisition is £13.5m. The vast majority of the funding is coming from the Department for Transport (DfT) who assessed the Major Scheme Business Case. We and Ashfield District Council are contributing the remainder.
The scheme was procured through the Midlands Highway Alliance Medium Schemes Framework.
Tarmac have appointed a full time liaison officer to deal with queries from residents and local businesses during the construction phase of the project.
If you have any questions about the scheme, Harold Shaw has a drop-in office based at Annesley Road, Hucknall which is close to the works area. He can also be contacted on:
- telephone: 07484029694
- email: email@example.com.
Alternatively please contact the project manager for the overall scheme - Tom Boylan, email: firstname.lastname@example.org