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A453 namingAs sections are completed, Alpha Rail is continuing to supply and install pedestrian guardrail for the £150m project to widen the A453 in Nottingham between Clifton and the M1.

Some sections are already in use and project managers are saying the road could be open for use as early as May, with full completion by September 2015 as planned.

However, although the project is progressing as planned, away from the construction site it’s been hit by controversy over suggestions the road should be renamed.

The debate as to whether the new dual carriageway should be named after the 453 hero’s that died in Afghanistan continues.

Some of the suggestions received include Hero’s way, Helmand Way, Bastion Way and 453 Remembrance Way. Some are upset these names will be a lasting reminder of a conflict that critics see as an illegal war which fails to honour the many Americans and Afghans that also died.

A survey is now being carried out by Nottingham City Council, Rushcliffe Borough Council and North West Leicestershire District Council until Friday 30 January 2015.

Residents can give their views at

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