Emergency electrical works add to Nottingham traffic woes
Heads-up motorists, traffic problems in Nottingham are about to get worse before they get better.
Emergency works are being carried out on the A52 Clifton Bridge after inspectors found steel in the structure had corroded.
Highways England said the carriageway is closed eastbound and one lane westbound while further tests are carried out.
The closures have caused major disruption to traffic in the city.
In addition, emergency electrical works by Western Power Distribution (WPD) have begun on Derby Road at its junction with Ilkeston Road and Alfreton Road.
Nottingham City Council has withdrawn all non-essential roadworks but said an electrical cable which supplies the high voltage network in the city centre is "at risk of failing".
WPD is aiming to finish the repairs by Saturday, an authority spokesman added.
Councillor Adele Williams, portfolio holder for adult care and local transport, said: "We will of course allow works of an emergency nature to go ahead and Western Power assure us these have to happen now.
"We really appreciate their proactive efforts trying to fix this remotely while Highways England's works on the A52 Clifton Bridge continue and while frustrating for motorists, they have assured us a failure of electricity here would cause additional problems across the city centre and so have to be undertaken."
Nottingham Forest fans have also been warned to allow extra time to get to The City Ground tonight for their home match against Charlton Athletic.