Busy shopping and eating street Central Avenue will be closed for an entire day so emergency roadworks can take place.
The road in West Bridgford is planned to be closed from 8am to 5pm to all vehicles on Sunday, January 14, so water engineering works can be carried out.
Contractors Amey, working on behalf of Severn Trent Water, will carry out the works to “replace defective reinstatement” – which includes resurfacing and replacement of the road.
Central Avenue will be closed from its junction with Rectory Road to its junction with Bridgford Road.
However, Terry Hunt believes the work will take longer than planned.
The 63-year-old of West Bridgford, said: “I think there is no way they will get that done in a day, it sounds a big job and these things always seem to take more time than we are told.
“We will have to wait and see.”
The busy main road has a range of shops and independent restaurants.
Resident Margaret Richards, 58, of West Bridgford, said: “I’m glad they have decided to do it on a Sunday as it’s usually a bit quieter and won’t affect as many people.
“How often are we told things will only take a day, though?
“I think it will go on for more than that and cause a disruption on Monday.”
Bus diversions will take place as a result. Nottingham City Transport’s Green 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 services will all be diverted.
A spokesperson from Nottingham City Transport, said: “On Sunday, January 14, between 8am and 5pm, all Green 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 services will divert along Bridgford Road in both directions.
“The Central Avenue Shops stops will not be served, with temporary stops in use on Bridgford Road instead.”
Businesses on the street say they are not worried about the works.
A spokesperson for French restaurant Côte Brasserie, in Central Avenue, said: “We don’t have deliveries or bin collections on a Sunday and people who dine here park elsewhere and walk to us, so I think we should be fine.”
Helen Rhodes, manager of clothes shop Oliver Bonas, hopes the works would not affect trade.
She said: “I think we will still be alright as we get passing trade from people going to Marks & Spencer.
“We are not going to be changing our open hours.”