An important milestone has been reached on the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme.
Construction of the road starting on top of the recently completed eight metre high embankment, between Junction 3 of the M18 and Rossington, has begun.
Tarmacking of the first section of dual carriageway will provide access into Verdion’s £400million iPort project and Harworth Estates’ development of 1,200 new homes on the former Rossington Colliery site.
The ground works for those developments have already started and building work, including the first homes, is expected to start in spring next year.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “We are entering the home straight for the completion of access into private sector led developments which will unlock thousands of new jobs and homes.
“FARRRS is one of a suite of initiatives strengthening our economy and making Doncaster an attractive proposition for new businesses, investors and developers.
She added: “We have a new Enterprise Zone, the High Speed Rail College, the recently announced Inward Investment Incentive Pilot Scheme and ongoing regeneration schemes which are helping to transform the town.”
“I am fully committed to delivering economic growth in Doncaster.”
It is also hoped that FARRRS will dramatically improve journey times to Doncaster Sheffield Airport supporting development at the new Enterprise Zone and its other business parks. Progress is being made along the entire three mile route from the motorway network to Parrott’s Corner at the A638 Bawtry Road and the link to Rossington at West End Lane.
Embankments continue to go up either side of the new bridge being constructed over the East Coast Main Line and following completion of bridges over the Brancliffe to Kirk Sandall Line and the River Torne at Rossington, work is well underway on the remaining three bridges.