How the tram developments will affect the University
Nottingham Express Transport (NET) is building Phase Two [pdf] of the Nottingham tram network, with construction expected to last until the end of 2014. This will introduce two new lines; line two runs from the city centre to Clifton via the Meadows, line three runs through Beeston to Toton.
Building work will affect access, traffic and car parking across various University sites at different stages of construction.
For more information, visit the NET tram website.
New tram lines under construction
Tram safety tips
The tram operator is asking pedestrians, drivers and cyclists to 'Think Safe, Stay Safe' as testing starts on the new tram lines.
Find guidance and advice on the NET website.
Works on our campuses
Science Road is now open to traffic. Tram works affecting the road are now complete, and there should not be another significant closure to the road as a result of the tram.
Nottingham City Council will put up the pre-cast concrete retaining wall for the Crown Island widening works from Monday 23 to Friday 27 February.
To allow for the crane and deliveries, the car park area adjacent Melton Hall (as seen in the below PDF plan) will be closed for the duration of the works and fenced off. Security will cone off the area over the weekend Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 February.
No delivery vehicles will park outside the site area, and access for emergency vehicles and dustbin lorries will be maintained.
It is anticipated that this will be the only large scale closure to facilitate these works.
Retaining Wall Crane locations and site map
New speed limit – Lenton, Dunkirk and Triumph Road
The Nottingham City Council have introduced a new 20mph speed limit to the Lenton area.
The new limits have been implemented as of December 2014. These limits do not include the main A and B roads or the tram route within the area, but do include Triumph Road, residential areas and some roads in Dunkirk.
The 20mph speed limit aims to bring:
streets that are more cycle and pedestrian friendly
greater community ownership of streets and parks
improved air quality
reduced traffic noise
safer road junctions
potential reduction in the severity and number of accidents and collisions
Future plans include introducing the 20mph speed limit in the Meadows, Bilborough, Mapperley and St Ann's, Dales, Wilford and Wollaton areas in early 2015.
For more information, please visit the Nottingham City Council 20mph webpage, and check back for updates.
Works affecting routes to our campuses
Nottingham city centre
From Monday 9 to Friday 20 February, bridge finishing works on Station Street will mean that the footpath next to the railway station is closed. Pedestrians will be diverted.
Works at the White Hart junction may affect access to King’s Meadow Campus.
From Wednesday 3 September, a section of Gregory Street will be closed to traffic (between Mellors and Kirk Auction House and the Red Crow Pub). While pedestrians and cyclists will not be affected, the easiest alternative route for vehicles will be via the A52. Please check the below map for more details.
Lenton Lane and Gregory Street map and information
From Friday 30 January, works will take place on Lenton Lane to install a speed plateau and resurface the road between Easter Park and the bridge over the railway line.
The works will take one month. It will be carried out between 8am and 6pm Monday to Saturday and between 9am and 4pm each Sunday. Traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic lights at either end of Lenton Lane.
From Friday 30 January to Sunday 22 February, manhole construction works will result in temporary traffic lights from the Lenton Lane railway bridge to the Easter Park junction.
NET works update Friday 30 January
From Thursday 5 March to Sunday 5 April, Lenton Lane will be closed from the railway bridge to Easter Park junction. Traffic will enter and exit Lenton Lane via Abbey Bridge then Gregory Street.
In February and March, a number of works may affect journeys on Middle Street.
From Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 February, and again on Thursday 5 March, traffic restrictions will be in place leading to City Road from 8pm to 5am each night.
On Sunday 1 March from 8am to 5pm, works will take place at the Station Road junction within existing traffic management.
Crown Island – Ring Road Improvement
From Monday 3 November, Nottingham City Council will be conducting road widening works around Crown Island to improve the ring road. The works are expected to be completed by late spring 2015.
The works will affect the Jubilee Campus car park. An estimated 48 spaces will be lost, of which 18 will reopen once the works are complete.
Works will mainly take place from Monday to Friday during off-peak hours (9.30am–3.30pm) and on occasional weekends. Vehicle, pedestrian and cycling access will be maintained along Western Boulevard for the duration; however, lane restrictions will be in place. Therefore motorists are advised to allow additional time for their journeys through this section of the Ring Road.
The subway will be closed. Pedestrians are advised to use nearby crossings and cyclists should follow the diversion route via the surface crossings on Wollaton Road and Middleton Boulevard.
Please see the below map and newsletter for more information.
Ring Road – Crown Island affected land
Ring Road – update January 2015
NG2 Business Park
Works adjacent to the NG2 Business Park may affect access to University Park if you travel from the city.
From Monday 5 January to Friday 20 February, junction works will take place on Waterway Street West, opposite Queen's Bridge Road. As a result, lane one coutbound will be closed on Sheriff's Way, and lane one outbound will be closed on Crocus Street.
Following the success of the Students’ Union Station Road campaign, works to install street lighting along Station Road will start on Saturday 21 February. A section of Station Road, from the junction with Kingston Lane to the crossroads with College Road/Melton Lane, will be closed to vehicles for approximately four weeks while Nottinghamshire County Council installs the lighting.
Access will be maintained for pedestrians and cyclists, although cyclists may need to dismount through sections.
As a result, hopper buses will be unable to stop at the Anchor Inn and Kegworth Marketplace. In addition, the hopper bus will be unable to stop at East Midlands Parkway on Fridays. On weekday mornings, hopper bus passengers can use the 8.50am Skylink bus from Kegworth to Sutton Bonington free of charge on production of a University card. Weekday evening and weekend journeys between Sutton Bonington and Kegworth will be operated by a replacement minibus.
Alternatives to parking on University Park campus
Those seeking an alternative to parking on University Park may wish to consider parking at another site and walking or using the hopper bus to travel to University Park.
From King’s Meadow Campus there's a bus every 30 minutes (route 902), with the first bus leaving KMC at 7.55am and the last bus leaving University Park at 6.15pm.
King's Meadow Campus 902 hopper bus timetable 2014/15
Alternatively, car parking is available at University property at 522 Derby Road and available for all permit holders to use. From Derby Road car park it’s a ten minute walk to the eastern side of University Park or the Jubilee hopper bus (route 903) passes every 30 minutes (nearest bus stop is on Triumph Road).
Cycle to work
For those seeking an alternative to driving to campus, the University runs a cycle hire scheme, Cycle to Work schemes and offers various schemes for staff to purchase travel passes through payroll.
The tram works will be phased and completed in sections along the two new routes. The Beeston section of line three will serve the University, with new tram stops being constructed at the Queen’s Medical Centre and along University Boulevard at the south entrance to University Park and adjacent to the Highfields Sports Ground.
Works through the Queen’s Medical Centre campus include a bridge and raised tramline.
Visuals of QMC tram and bridge
A visual of Phase Two super-imposed over aerial photographs (PDF) is also available, so you can see what the tram network development will look like once finished.
The latest updates on how construction work affects access to the University and its facilities for staff, students and visitors will be posted on this webpage throughout the building process.
For more information on construction across Nottingham, visit the NET website.