The ring road construction began in 1971, with the road opening in late 1972 - do you remember when it was being built?
The ring road construction began in 1971, with the road opening in late 1972 - do you remember when it was being built?

16 fascinating photos of Mansfield's ring road project in the seventies

We are heading back to the seventies in this gallery, taking a look at one of the biggest construction projects in Mansfield’s recent history.

Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 5:10 pm

Mansfield’s inner ring road project began in 1971 and took more than eighteen months to complete.

The brand new road finally opened up for its first motorists and pedestrians in October 1972.

It was a huge undertaking, with many of the town’s iconic buildings and shops being demolished to make way for the new road.

Have a look through our gallery and see the demolition, construction and final opening of the road unfolding from fifty years ago.

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