Work on multi-million pound improvements to the White Rose Way in Doncaster can now start, Transport Secretary Justine Greening announced today (2 April 2012).
The upgrade work, worth over £17 million, 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 £10 million 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.
Notes to editors:
Today’s announcement grants full final approval to the A6182 White Rose Way Improvement scheme enabling work to begin.
The new road is scheduled to open in summer 2013.
The department will provide £9.739 million towards the full scheme cost of £17.089 million.
This approval is for phase 2 of improvements to the White Rose Way. This consists of the dualling of the existing carriageway from J3 of the M18 to the Potteric Carr roundabout and the replacement of the existing Potteric Carr and Lady Bank roundabouts with high capacity signalised junctions and the provision of toucan crossings, footpaths and cycleways. Phase 1 comprises of a bridge over the East Coast Main Line and dualling of the WRW section between the 2 roundabouts. Construction commenced in June 2011 and will be completed by the end of 2012.