Press release

Temporary removal of cones while new signals are tested on A453

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Cones and traffic management on parts of the A453 in Nottingham will be removed this week – but only temporarily while new traffic lights are tested.

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Highways England needs the road to flow in normal conditions so it can properly test the new traffic lights. It will remove traffic management at four locations on four weekend days over the coming weeks so the tests can go ahead.

The tests will be performed during daylight hours at weekends when the road is less busy, to minimise disruption.

The cones will be removed from the below locations between 6am and 6pm on the following anticipated dates:

  • north entrance to Nottingham Trent University on Sunday 19 April
  • pedestrian crossing at the former Man of Trent pub on Saturday 25 April
  • Green Lane Gyratory on Sunday 26 April
  • Farnborough Road Roundabout on Sunday 10 May

Once the tests are done, the traffic management will be reinstated until the scheme is fully complete. Highways England is asking drivers to take extra care during the tests.

The ongoing work on the A453 will also require some overnight closures in the coming weeks, between Silverdale roundabout and Farnborough Road junction. These will take place between 8pm and 5.30am, and are scheduled for:

  • eastbound – closed overnight between Silverdale roundabout and Farnborough Road junction on 22, 23 and 24 April
  • westbound – closed overnight between Silverdale roundabout and Farnborough Road junction on 27, 28, 29 and 30 April
  • both directions – both east and westbound carriageways between Silverdale roundabout and Farnborough Road junction will be closed overnight on 1 May

For more information visit the road projects page.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 20 April 2015