A46 Newark Bypass Statutory Consultation

Closes 12 Dec 2022

Opened 26 Oct 2022


In March 2020, the government’s second Road Investment Strategy included a commitment for National Highways to improve the A46 ‘Trans-Midlands Trade Corridor’ between the M5 and the Humber Ports, to create a continuous dual carriageway from Lincoln to Warwick.

The A46 around Newark-on-Trent is the only remaining single carriageway section of this key strategic trunk road. We propose to fill in this gap, eliminating the regular traffic jams and creating improved journey time reliability in this area of the A46 corridor.

Congestion on the single carriageway section of the A46 means that journeys are unreliable and take longer than they should. This will only get worse as more people are expected to use the road in the future.

You can view the fly-through video of the proposed design below. 





We've recenetly published artist impressions from selected locations which show how the scheme would look once built.

To keep up to date with information about the project, visit the A46 Newark Bypass project webpage


Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation is to understand your views on our proposals for the scheme.

The scheme is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) as defined by the Planning Act 2008. This means that an application will need to be made to the Secretary of State for Transport for a Development Consent Order (DCO), to obtain permission to build and operate the scheme. Applications are submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport.

Before we submit an application for a DCO, we must formally consult the local community and other stakeholders about our scheme proposals including identified environmental effects based on the information available at the time.

Your feedback on this consultation is important and will continue to help shape the design of the scheme

Give us your views



  • Anyone from any background


  • Roads