£360m Nottinghamshire dualled-route scheme opens on A46

Image caption The project took three years to complete

A new £360m dual carriageway in Nottinghamshire has been officially opened.

The Highways Agency hopes the completed 17-mile (28km) A46 Newark-to-Widmerpool route will reduce congestion and provide a new fast link between the A1 and M1.

New bypasses have also been built for Farndon and East Stoke and eight split-level junctions have been created.

The project began in 2009 after years of campaigning by road safety groups.

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