Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) leader Ben Bradley has shared more details around the benefits the Gedling Access Road will bring to the area when it is finally completed next year.
It was announced today that the delayed project is now running at around £8.6m over budget.
But Bradley says he thinks the longer-term benefits the road will bring will outweigh current financial and scheduling difficulties.
“It is a lot of money. But this is a major scheme being delivered throughout a pandemic and to put it into perspective – the GAR will bring about journey time savings and other safety and efficiency benefits worth at least £73 million.”
These are the benefits the Gedling Access Road could deliver, says NCC…
It will bring about journey time savings and other safety and efficiency benefits worth at least £73 million.
It will provide access to new high-quality, affordable homes to help people get on the property ladder.
It will help people make everyday journeys by bus, car and cycle boosting connections to the wider road network and Nottingham city centre while making journeys quicker and safer.
It will provide stronger links between education and business, ensuring young people get the best possible opportunities and are fully prepared for the world of work.
As part of the GAR NCC are planting 430 native trees, increasing woodland by 40% and improving habitats for wildlife.
Councillor Ben Bradley MP added:“In the circumstances, just an extra few months on a project that’s been in the pipeline for several decades, delivered during a global pandemic, is a pretty good effort in my view and I am very proud that this administration is the one delivering this for people in Gedling borough.”