White Rose Way improvements get the go ahead
- Published on Monday, 02 April 2012 16:10
- Posted by Scott Buckler
Work on multi-million pound improvements to the White Rose Way in Doncaster can now start, Transport Secretary Justine Greening announced today
The upgrade work, worth over £17m, will mean the White Rose Way will now be dualled between junction 3 of the M18 to the Potteric Carr roundabout. This, along with the replacement of the Potteric Carr and Lady Bank roundabouts, will relieve the local pinch point which currently sees traffic for Doncaster town centre queuing back onto the M18. New toucan crossings, footpaths and cycleways will also be installed.
It is hoped that this second phase of improvements to this major route will unlock potential regeneration in the town, including expansion of Robin Hood airport and development of Rossington Inland Port leading to increased job opportunities and new local housing.
Justine Greening said:
“This is a very important road in Doncaster and these improvements are going to make a the world of difference to local people and businesses – which is why we’re putting nearly £10m into this scheme which will support jobs and help the environment.”
The Phase 2 improvements to the White Rose Way were one of 20 schemes given initial approval in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement at the end of the last year. Work can now start on the main construction works with the road scheduled to open in summer 2013.