About the A614/A6097 Major Road Network
In June 2021, the Department for Transport (DfT) confirmed approval of the outline business case that sees £24.4m of funding allocated to the Council for a major scheme to improve the road network along the A614 and A6097 corridor between Ollerton and East Bridgford. The total scheme costs are estimated at £28.635m for construction, land, preparation and supervision costs associated with the project.
Why are we upgrading the A614/A6097 Corridor?
The A614/A6097 Major Road Network (MRN) transport package is a key element of Nottinghamshire County Council's strategy to support growth and development within the County. It will enable the highway network to operate more efficiently by reducing congestion at key intersections, improve the predictability of journey times and provide more traffic capacity for future growth.
The package of measures for the A614/A6097 MRN corridor is closely aligned with a number of national, regional and local transport plans and policies. This includes the DfT’s Transport Investment Strategy (2017), “Moving Britain Ahead” which identifies the need for an integrated network to connect communities to drive growth across the whole country. Key goals of this strategy are to:
- Create a more reliable, less congested and better-connected transport network for users who rely on it
- Build a stronger, more balanced economy by enhancing productivity and responding to local growth
- Enhance our global competitiveness by making Britain a more attractiveplace to trade and invest
- Support the creation of new housing.
The scheme will support planned housing developments along the route in Bilsthorpe, Ollerton, Blidworth and Newton (redevelopment of the RAF site). It will also reduce peak period traffic congestion for the benefit of commuters and local businesses and improve road safety for all users.