Rail-crossing closure

THE railway level crossing on Wighay Road, Linby will be closed for seven hours from 11 pm on Saturday September 15 for essential track work by Network Rail.

During this time, drivers are urged to use the alternative route of Main Street and Linby Lane from Linby to Papplewick, then via Forest Lane and Moor Road to Bestwood Village, leading to Moor Bridge and Hucknall Lane, Bulwell, Hucknall bypass and Annesley Road, Hucknall to Wighay Road ­­— and vice-versa.

Sally Taft, of Notts County Council, said the crossing closure was essential so that Network Rail could carry out important safety tests.

“I realise it is a long road diversion but it is hoped that timing of the closure will make for minimum traffic disruption,” she added.