Full steam ahead for £28m road

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Work on a major road scheme described as key to Doncaster’s economic growth is firmly on track.

The widening of White Rose Way will improve access and release planning restrictions on developable land which could deliver 2,700 jobs and more than 2,500 homes.

Construction workers started the first phase of the £28 million project, which will see the gateway route turned into a dual carriageway, earlier this year.

The next major step will be the installation of a new railway bridge over the East Coast Mainline in a 48 hour window at Christmas.

Road embankments and the foundations for the bridge supports are already being prepared between the Potteric Carr and Ladybank roundabouts.

Elected mayor Peter Davies, who visited the White Rose Way site this week, said: “The improvements are definitely taking shape which is wonderful news for Doncaster and the wider region.

“This key gateway into Doncaster is crucial for future investment and economic growth in the town so I am delighted everything is on schedule.”

Subject to further funding, phase two of the scheme will see another dual carriageway created from Potteric Carr to junction three of the M18.

Government transport bosses are expected to make a final decision later this year.