Shakespeare Street road closure

Works in Nottingham’s Shakespeare Street to improve flood defences are continuing to cause disruption to traffic.

The £3m pump renovation project, which started in July, aims to make properties are less susceptible to flood damage during heavy rain.

However, it comes at a price as due to its city centre location, the roadworks have been causing heavy congestion along South Sherwood Street and Shakespeare Street.

With the road closed off in one direction past the old fire station, cars and buses are having to divert down Burton Street.

Traffic is heaviest at rush hours, with buses and cars queuing to get down Burton Street, and vehicles coming in and out of the Trinity Square car park.

Additional work has begun outside YMCA, causing two lanes of traffic to merge and queue to turn right down Burton Street, or straight ahead and turn off either for Mansfield Road or Milton Street.

Severn Trent estimates the work to be finished by February 2020.