Nottinghamshire County Council has confirmed that construction works will start on 7 January 2019 to create a new footway allowing pedestrians to bypass the Clifton Road railway bridge. The works are expected to take at least 10 weeks to complete.
After years of campaigning by local residents, the news will come as a welcome relief to many people who live in this area of Ruddington. Parents in particular have raised concerns time and again about the dangers of ‘running the gauntlet’ with buggies, bicycles and children walking on foot on the existing narrow footpath over the bridge.
The new footway will see pedestrians turning left down Old Station Drive, just before the current pavement narrows, and following a newly-built route that will run parallel to Clifton Road. This will be constructed over the disused railway line and join the existing pathway at the back of the Pasture Lane estate.
This gives safe and continuous access for pedestrians on wide pavements or footways right from the village centre into Pasture Lane and beyond – making life much easier for residents living on this side of Ruddington.