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|Title:||White Rose Way Bridge Switch Over|
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Traffic will be switched onto the new bridge on White Rose Way, Doncaster from Wednesday 31 October to allow tie in works to be completed between the existing and new bridge.
This will be the first time motorists will have used the new bridge that crosses 17 railway lines including the East Coast Mainline and forms part of the Doncaster Southern Gateway Improvement Scheme.
Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, said: ‘The new bridge was a major engineering feat requiring one of the largest cranes in Europe to lift in the beams so I am delighted the new section is now open. This is a big step forward for a project which has the scope to transform Doncaster and boost the economy.
‘I have always insisted that this is more than just a series of road improvements. It is vital for encouraging new development, investment, jobs and housing. Everything is on track for the scheme to be complete in early summer next year.’
The improvements which will see the entire route become a dual carriageway are gathering pace and a number of temporary road closures and diversions during off peak periods are needed in the coming weeks to allow critical works to be completed.
From 9pm on Friday 16 November to 6am on Monday 19 November, the inbound lane of the A6182 White Rose Way between Junction 3 of the M18 to the Potteric Carr junction will be closed to allow tie in works to be carried out between the new lane and the existing carriageway.
A similar weekend closure, from Friday 30 November to Monday 3 December, will be required so resurfacing works can be carried out at the Potteric Carr junction. This will have implications for traffic heading into Doncaster which will need to follow a short diversion using Woodfield Way to return to the Potteric Carr junction before carrying on their journey into the town. Outbound traffic on route to the motorway will not be affected.
All road users are asked to pay attention to the information signs and follow any signposted diversions. Further information is available on: www.doncaster.gov.uk/wrw
The council is working closely with its contractor Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering to minimise disruption.
Doncaster Council’s Transportation team has led on the scheme, pulled together and submitted funding bids and is managing the project.
The project has attracted £10million of investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development and £9.7million from the Department for Transport (DfT).
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