Supporting local business and keeping residents safe

12 June 2020

Nottinghamshire County Council has today announced plans to support local high streets with highway measures to encourage the safety of residents as more shops and businesses reopen across the county.

Temporary safety measures are being introduced from the end of June as part of the Council’s Covid-19 recovery plans to help assist local businesses with their reopening plans, whilst ensuring that the Public Health England advice of maintaining 2 metres distance from others outside of your household, is achievable for residents.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee for Nottinghamshire County Council said: “We have looked to identify a number of temporary interventions relating to social distancing in urban areas to help mitigate and reduce social distancing issues. 

“These areas are high footfall and of dense population, particularly at peak times.  We will also be reviewing our plans once the majority of shops reopen to ensure the temporary measures we are suggesting will be fit for purpose.  We will then continue to monitor new measures once they are in place.”

In addition to new signage across town centres reminding local people about the social distance guidance the following measures are being introduced:

 West Bridgford Town Centre

  • Existing Mon – Sat traffic restrictions on Central Avenue to be extended to cover Sunday also.

 Bingham Marketplace

  • The roads to the north and east of Bingham marketplace are to be made one-way.
  • Introduction of an advisory 20mph speed limit in the town centre.

 Newark Town Centre

  • Middle Gate to be closed to through traffic and introduction of an advisory 20mph speed limit.
  • Kirk Gate – ‘Taxis Only’ bay to be converted to 30 min. parking. Introduction of an advisory 20mph speed limit.
  • Balderton Gate - Introduction of an advisory 20mph speed limit.

 Southwell

  • King Street to be closed to through traffic between Burgage Lane and Queen Street. Diversion route to be via Church St, Easthorpe and Newark Road.
  • Introduction of an advisory 20mph speed limit in the town centre.

 Edwinstowe

  • High Street parking bay between ‘Fruits of the Earth’ and Edwinstowe Pharmacy to be closed.
  • Introduction of an advisory 20mph speed limit.

Worksop

  • Introduction of an advisory 20mph speed limit in the town centre.

 Retford

  • Bridgegate and Grove St – Introduction of a one-way system starting at the Grove Street junction with Beardsall Row via Market Place and terminating at Hallcroft Roundabout.
  • Introduction of an advisory 20mph speed limit in the town centre.

Sutton in Ashfield

Introduction of an advisory 20mph speed limit at the following locations.

  • Outram St junction with New Cross
  • Outram Street junction with Asda link road (both directions)
  • Forest Street adjacent Halfords
  • Forest Street adjacent McDonalds

Kirkby in Ashfield

Introduction of an advisory 20mph speed limit at the following locations.

  • Lowmoor Road after junction with Pond Street
  • Diamond Ave at junction with Precinct Rd
  • Station St junction with Portland Street
  • Kingsway junction with St Thomas’ Ave

Hucknall

Introduction of an advisory 20mph speed limit at the following locations.

  • Annesley Road junction with Spring street
  • High Street junction with Portland street
  • Watnall Rd junction with Derbyshire lane
  • South St junction with West Street

Work will be taking place by the County Council’s highways partner, Via East Midlands, from the 22nd June and is taking place in partnership with District Councils as part of Reopening High Streets Safely Fund.

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