A46 Newark Bypass - Options Consultation

Closed 2 Feb 2021

Opened 9 Dec 2020

Results updated 26 Oct 2022

Between 26 October and 12 December 2022, we're holding a statutory consultation on the proposed designed of the A46 Newark bypass. 

Visit our latest Citizenspace page to get involved. 

21 May 2021 - Public consultation report published 

Following the public consultation on our options to improve the A46 Newark Bypass, we have now published our consultation report, you can view a copy online using this link.

The report outlines our options to improve the A46 Newark bypass, the key issues and summarises the responses to our options consultation.

We are grateful to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts and suggestions which are a critical element of the decision-making process and in developing the plans for this much-needed upgrade.

We’ll use the feedback to help shape our proposals and decide on a preferred route later this year for the multi-million-pound upgrade to the A46 at Newark.

If you have difficulty accessing the report or wish to request a hard copy, please email the project team at a46newarkbypass@highwaysengland.co.uk or call our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000.

For more information about the scheme and to sign up to updates, please visit the scheme webpage via this link


We’re holding a public consultation on our proposals to improve the A46 Newark Bypass.

We’d like to hear what you think, so please share any concerns, ideas or local knowledge that you may have.

The consultation will run for 8 weeks, from Wednesday 9 December 2020 to 11:59pm on Tuesday 2 February 2021

Please view the consultation brochure and supporting information on this page for more details and follow the link below to complete a response form.

Why your opinion matters

The feedback and comments you provide will help us to understand the local area better as well as the scheme benefits and any potential impacts.

All responses received during the public consultation will be recorded and analysed. Where it is possible, we will use your feedback to help
develop the scheme design or to help identify ways to address concerns about the impacts of the scheme.

How to respond

We’d like to hear your views. You can respond using one of the following methods:

  • Complete an online version of the response form by following the link at the bottom of this page.
  • Send a paper copy of the response form to our freepost address: Freepost A46 NEWARK BYPASS simply put the response form into an envelope, write the freepost name on the front and put it in your local post box. There is no need to use a stamp.

All responses must be received by Highways England by 11:59pm on Tuesday 2 February 2021 . Responses received after this date may not be considered. Because of the potential impact on Royal Mail's services due to the coronavirus, we recommend responding via our online form where possible.

Where to get more information

With the situation around COVID-19 constantly developing and changing, we are not holding the face-to-face events we normally would.

Instead, we’re providing a range of alternative ways for you to speak to the project team, ask questions and ultimately make an informed response to the public consultation. 

Our information channels below are available for you to access during the consultation:

  • Visit our scheme webpage for up to date information
  • Request a call back from a member of the project team by calling our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000
  • Email the project team at:

The video below provides a summary of the options as well as the consultation:

You can watch this short video which explains how we develop a new road scheme and how you can get involved.


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