Work begins at A52 QMC roundabout bridge - and disruption will last until this time next year

The scene of the crash in Middleton Boulevard, Nottingham.
-Credit: (Image: Nottingham Post)

Work is set to begin on a busy roundabout off the A52 in Nottingham city centre. The works, which will repair damage to the bridge near the Queen's Medical Centre roundabout, are set to begin on Monday, July 8 and are set to cause disruption until summer 2025.

The bridge was damaged after being struck by a lorry carrying an excavator in 2018, causing the ring road to be blocked in both directions. During the repair work, teams will replace a beam, divert utilities and re-waterproof the bridge.

A spokesperson for Nottingham University Hospitals said: "From Monday, July 8, National Highways East Midlands will be carrying out work to repair a bridge on the A52 at the QMC roundabout. The work is expected to last until summer 2025."

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The statement added that drivers should plan their journey to the hospital accordingly. During the works, lane one of the roundabout will be closed for the safety of the public, while other lanes will close when works are taking place, National Highways said.

Lane closures are also set to be in place on the approach to the roundabout from Priory Island, while the A6514 Middleton Boulevard, which runs underneath the bridge, will be closed at night. National Highways said it would work with key stakeholders to ensure the work does not clash with major events such as sporting fixtures, concerts and university open days, adding that access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout.

Pictured is the excavator that collided with the bridge
The road was closed in 2018 after a lorry carrying an excavator collided with the bridge -Credit:Nottingham Post

The agency said: "We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum. We always aim to work to the programme, however, unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes."

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