Work to start on major road improvements as Nottinghamshire awarded £24.3m

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The green light has been given by the Government for Nottinghamshire County Council to start work on major road improvements along the A614/A6097 between Ollerton and East Bridgford.

Councillor Ben Bradley MP, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “The announcement from the Department for Transport (Dft) is fantastic news for Nottinghamshire.

“This investment is not only key to upgrading a major route through our county, but also for the delivery of numerous regeneration, growth and tourism projects in the area.

“In 2019, a total 4.5million visitors made a trip to tourist attractions including Sherwood Forest, Rufford Abbey Country Park and Centre Parcs, all of which are served by the A614.

“The upgrade of the A614/A6097 corridor is just another example of how we are ensuring that Nottinghamshire is well and truly on the map as a great place to live, work, visit and bring up your family.”

Councillor Keith Girling, Chairman of the Economic Development and Asset Management Committee, said: “This ambitious project has been a top priority for the County Council for some time and I am delighted  to see that it is now all systems go.

“The scheme will support planned housing developments along the route in Bilsthorpe,

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