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They started work earlier this week at the top end of GAR where it will join Mapperley Plains.  Tree fellers (might have been four) clearing the area at the side of the road.  Can now see clearly down to Gedling Church and a wind turbine in the distance to the left.

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How long before the road will be completed - are there any estimates?  We visit Mapperley coming up on the  A1, A52, A46, then  carrying on to eventually go through Lambley to Plains Road.  When the GAR is completed, I suppose we would use that instead of the (very potholed) road we use at present!  I just wondered about the time scale ...

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The problem is that Mapperley Plains is already heavily congested during the morning rush hour. The addition of the extra traffic from the new road will cause mayhem. The only good thing is it's no longer part of my morning commute!

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Starts to the right of what was Carlton le Willows field and comes out on the Plains between Arnold Lane and the old coal yard.

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1 hour ago, MargieH said:

How long before the road will be completed - are there any estimates?  We visit Mapperley coming up on the  A1, A52, A46, then  carrying on to eventually go through Lambley to Plains Road.  When the GAR is completed, I suppose we would use that instead of the (very potholed) road we use at present!  I just wondered about the time scale ...

Autumn 2021

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They won't be hanging about with the new road, completion of it is a condition of completion of  building the bulk the new houses on Gedling pit site.

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I hope that the Gedling tip and the slag heaps are fully compacted. We don’t want any nasty cracks in the buildings. Then there will be lots of run-off water to help flood the Trent valley. Roads are still closed near to us. Bleasby to Fiskerton Rd., Fiskerton to Rolleston Rd., Hoveringham riverside. The care home at Hazelford had to be evacuated by tractor as Boat Lane is about 3 feet deep and the electricity failed. I can even see a pond at the bottom of our field, but having lived round here for 58 years I’ve seen similar flooding before - long before climate change was blamed!

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Thanks one and all for the enlightenment. Last time I were up that way was collecting washed singles from Gedling pit and taking the lorry up to the weigh bridge on Plains road. Prior to delivery to Boston. Circa 1968/9.

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More a case of "as well as Arnold Lane".   The main reason for it is to stop all the traffic going through Gedling village.

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And the new houses to be built next to Brooklands garden centre just along the plains.

And all the new houses to be built close to Stoke Bardolf.

And quite a few other small developments about the area.

 

There's a visualisation video down the route here;

 

 

 

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It's still there. The entrance at the Gedling end is fenced off, but can probably be negotiated if you do a bit of climbing, although the area would be an extreme swamp at the moment.

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9 hours ago, philmayfield said:

Let's just hope they meet in the middle!

If not, you get two roads for the price of one!!

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29 minutes ago, DavidA said:

I wonder if they have filled in the old railway tunnel. Does anyone know?

 

 

No more than it was before.

Recent video here;

 

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Was Arnold Lane a person then Stuart?

Ps, an interesting video on Mapperley tunnel. The pile of garbage at the airshaft  looks like the folks above were using it as a bottomless dustbin.

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13 hours ago, Deepdene Boy said:

Mention of Arnold Lane, reminds me didn't he have a strange hobby?

 

Don't forget his sister Penny Lane, who also had a song written about her.

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