Nottingham City Council says it hopes a new car scheme in the city will help to reduce congestion, parking issues and carbon emission levels. The Car Club allows residents and businesses to hire vehicles by the hour to make short trips around the city.
The Highways Agency is warning of increased traffic on the roads because of the bank holiday weekend.
It says people should leave extra time for journeys if they are travelling today and that, unlike during the Easter bank holiday weekend, the majority of roadworks will still be in place.
The A38 Paradise Circus Queensway has been closed due to an accident at Suffolk Street Queensway, causing major delays.
Police are directing traffic after the accident occurred on the Broad Street side of the roundabout.
In the wake of heavy criticism following massive delays on Nottingham's road, Steve Hunt, head of service for traffic and safety at Nottingham City Council, said the problems have been addressed:
"It is normal for this area to experience heavy traffic congestion at peak times, particularly if events are taking place at the university...
... However, since the fault with the temporary traffic lights was resolved earlier this week, we are satisfied that the network is flowing and the traffic management is working as it should."
The work is expected to be complete by spring.
With major delays due to a new tram route on University Boulevard, Nottingham City Transport say their ability to provide a reliable service to customers is being affected.
An NCT spokesperson said:
"During the last week, we have seen significant disruption on our Beeston services as buses have been affected by the congestion caused by the works on and around University Boulevard...
... We are supportive of the investment in transport infrastructure for the city but find the volume of works being done is affecting our ability to provide the reliable service customers expect."
Traffic in Nottingham has been dubbed 'diabolical', with continuing works to the city's tram service causing disruption to business and transport services.
Heather Harrison, administrator of nearby electrical wholesalers, Hedley & Ellis, said:
"It is affecting us, because of all the roadworks electricians are avoiding us and going elsewhere… Monday was horrendous. It is definitely a problem getting here; whether you are coming in from Bramcote, Wollaton or Long Eaton, you cannot avoid traffic jams... I think it is diabolical."
West Midlands Ambulance Service have released a statement following the death of a man who was involved in a car crash on Ansty Road, in Coventry.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:
“The driver of one car, a man, was seriously injured. Ambulance crews administered advanced emergency treatment at the scene before conveying the man by ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
"Sadly, despite the best efforts of ambulance crews and hospital medics, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at hospital.
“The passenger from the same car, a woman, and the driver of the second car, a man, both sustained minor injuries. Both were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire as a precaution.”
A crash which led to the death of a 27-year-old man, on Ansty Road in Coventry, caused major damage to two properties this morning.
Coventry Police have arrested the driver of the other vehicle - a 25-year-old man - on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Ansty Road in Coventry was closed for five hours last night after a crash in which a man was killed.
The 25-year-old local man died after a collision at the junction with Wyken Croft, close to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
Police say two houses were also damaged in crash at shortly after 10 o'clock last night.
A 27-year-old man has died after a crash in Coventry last night in which two houses were damaged.
Ansty Road was closed for almost five hours following the crash.
A 25-year-old man from Eastern Green has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.