Nottingham

Beeston tram works: Sewer works further disruption

Queens Road, Beeston Image copyright Google
Image caption Queens Road is to be closed between Lower Regent Street and Mona Road for seven days

A Nottinghamshire town where three years of tram works are nearing completion is to be disrupted further by sewer repairs.

Queens Road in Beeston will be closed for seven days from Tuesday while the "essential" work takes place.

The county council said the repairs had been deferred for several months to avoid clashing with the tram works.

Trams were tested along the new extension route from Nottingham to Chilwell for the first time last week.

The A6005 Queens Road will be closed between the Lower Regent Street and Mona Road junctions with diversions along the B6003 Toton Lane, the A52 and the A6464 Woodside Road.

The council said the nature of the "essential" repairs by Severn Trent was such that the work cannot be done without digging up the carriageway.

Image caption The delayed tram works have caused three years of disruption for Beeston and Chilwell

The first tram ran through Beeston to the new Toton park and ride site during a test run on Thursday.

The £570m pound project has resulted in three years of upheaval for residents and businesses in Beeston and Chilwell.

Originally due to end in 2013, delays have meant the route is expected to be finished this summer.

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