Work begins on road re-widening after a 20 year demand

The first turf has been cut in the start of a major road re-widening scheme between the M1 and Nottingham.

Campaigners have been trying to get the A453 between Junction 24 and the city's ring road, a notorious congestion trouble-spot, turned into a dual carriageway since the 1980s.

Here reporter Michael Sibbert joins the Highways Agency CEO Graham Dalton.

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M1 to Nottingham Road Revamp

The widening of the A453 officially begins today. Seven miles of road between Junction 24 of the M1 and the Nottingham Ring Road will be widened in the £150 million project.