Traffic lights landmark in Doncaster road widening scheme

Doncaster's 'White Rose way roundabout, where roadworks have been ongoing.
Doncaster's 'White Rose way roundabout, where roadworks have been ongoing.

HIGHWAYS bosses are set to flick the switch on a milestone on one of Doncaster’s most high profile road schemes.

Workmen will be turning on the new traffic signals at both the Potteric Carr and Lady Bank junctions on the Doncaster A6182 White Rose Way, which is currently being widened.

The switchover from the current roundabout system to signalised junctions will take place in the early hours of Tuesday April 9 in order to avoid any significant disruption to road users.

From then all traffic will be signal controlled on a permanent basis and drivers are asked to be aware of this change and ensure they comply with these new measures.

Pedestrian and cycling controlled facilities at both junctions will not be available until full permanent configuration of the signals at the end of May.

The works have involved construction of a new bridge over the railway and additional lanes on the A6182 so that the entire route from junction 3 of the M18 through to the town centre will become dual carriageway.

Peter Dale, director of regeneration and environment said: “Motorists are already beginning to see how these improvements will ease congestion and speed up journey times.

“This important scheme will also unlock development sites around Lakeside and the town centre helping to attract new investment, deliver economic growth and provide new housing and jobs.

“The council is working closely with the main contractor Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering to minimise disruption during these works.”