£56m airport link road well under way

Ros Jones.  Picture: Andrew Roe
Ros Jones. Picture: Andrew Roe

Construction work on a £56m airport link road has reached an important stage in its journey.

Building work on the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) is well on its way with 27 pre-cast concrete beams lifted onto the bridge which will carry the link road over the Brancliffe to Kirk Sandall (BKS) railway line.

Preparation work for the second and longer bridge over the East Coast Main Line is also underway with piling works for the foundations about to start.

Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “These are major milestones for FARRRS which will be the catalyst for significant private sector investment in Doncaster and the transformation of our town. 
“As well offering tremendous benefits for those travelling to and from our international airport and the new iPort development at Rossington, FARRRS will help deliver thousands of new homes and jobs. Doncaster is clearly making great strides and has much to look forward to.”

Access over the new BKS bridge to the iPort construction site should be ready by the end of the year.

This will be followed by the partial completion of the link from FARRRS into the former Rossington colliery site owned by Harworth Estates. The completed road, which will connect south east Doncaster to White Rose Way at Junction 3 of the M18, is expected to be fully open in 2016.