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Forder Valley Road West to close again

An image of Forder Valley with UPDATE written underneath

We have taken the difficult decision to close a section of Forder Valley Road again, following its reopening on Wednesday.

The stretch between Novorossiysk Road and Fort Austin Avenue had previously been closed while major work took place to relocate and rebuild the Forder Valley Road/Novorossiysk Road junction in preparation for the new Forder Valley Link Road.

The road reopened last night with temporary three-way traffic lights on the junction at the bottom of the hill.

Hands up, we miscalculated. The effect of the lights was much worse than we anticipated and there were queues that led right back onto the A38 and put pressure on other major junctions in the city.

We’re keen to put this right, and quickly, so we are therefore reclosing Forder Valley Road (West) from tomorrow morning and ditching the traffic lights for the time being while we look at how we can safely reopen again.

Thanks for bearing with us. Sorry for this morning.