Latest plans to upgrade the A614 take a step forward

09 July 2019

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The latest plans for the £22m upgrade of the A614/A6097 corridor, which aim to unlock the economic potential of north Nottinghamshire are taking a step forwards as plans are to be shared with local people.

The Secretary of Transport announced last October that £18m of funding would be allocated to the Council for the scheme following its bid to improve six junctions along the A614 and A6097 between Ollerton and Lowdham. 

The scheme aims to support planned housing developments along the route in Bilsthorpe, Ollerton and Blidworth, reduce peak period traffic congestion for the benefit of commuters and local businesses, and improve road safety for all users.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee, said: “The A614 forms the spine of the county and I am delighted that after thorough investigation work by the County Council along with our partners Via East Midlands we are now in a position to share the comprehensive design plans with local people for their views.

“This significant upgrade will support new growth and investment along the route for the benefit of residents and businesses.

“I’d encourage people to attend the consultation events that are planned throughout Newark and Sherwood this summer and have their say.”

The County Council submitted its outline business case to the Department for Transport for approval in May 2019 with the intention to start works on site in April 2021 subject to the approval of the business case and subsequent planning approvals. 

The remaining funding for the project will be coming from the Council, section 106 contributions from proposed developments along the route, including a proposed development at Edwinstowe, and Community Infrastructure Levy money.

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Notes to Editors

Proposed junctions:

  • Ollerton Roundabout
  • Mickledale Lane junction, Bilsthorpe
  • Deerdale Lane junction, Bilsthorpe
  • Warren Hill
  • White Post Roundabout
  • Lowdham Roundabout

Consultation Events:

Ollerton

  • Thursday 11 July 2019 4pm - 8pm Hop Pole Hotel, Main Street, NG22 9AD
  • Saturday 13 July 2019. 10am - 2pm Ollerton and Boughton Town Council, Sherwood Drive, NG22 9PP

Bilsthorpe

  • Thursday 18 July 2019 4pm - 8pm Bilsthorpe Miners Welfare, The Crescent, NG22 8QX
  • Saturday 20 July 2019. 10am - 2pm Bilsthorpe Village Hall, Cross Street, NG22 8QY

Lowdham

  • Thursday 1 August 2019 –4-8pm Magna Carta Public House, Southwell Road, NG14 7DQ
  • Saturday 3 August 2019. 10am - 2pm  Lowdham Village Hall, Main Street, NG14 7BD

For further information contact Sarah Bailey or Claire Geeson in Communications and Marketing at Nottinghamshire County Council on 0115 977 3151 or email news@nottscc.gov.uk

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