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The Mapperley Plains Road will close tomorrow night for seven nights as it undergoes maintenance work.

The road will be shut from 8pm till 5am and is expected to cause delays for those who use it.

It is part of wider work being carried out on the new Gedling access road, which is currently running £8.6million over budget.

Gary Wood, Head of Highways and Transport at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “These works mark an important phase of the construction of the Gedling Access Road.

“In previous months construction teams have been working on widening the existing carriageway at Mapperley Plains and have constructed the new junction, and the works they will be doing during the night closure will tie all of this together”.

The controversial new road has already exceeded its initial £40million budget and opening was pushed back from Autumn 2021 to Spring 2022.

Wood added: “Closing the road means that we can ensure the safety of the public and our construction teams while they are carrying out these works.

“We know that any kind of closure can cause disruption, and so we have chosen to undertake these works overnight to minimise disruption for residents and motorists”.