Residents turned out in force at the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) open day.
About 300 people, mainly from Rossington, came along to the event in Rossington (Monday, 21 October) to look at the plans of the route, get their questions answered by the project team and find out the timeframe for the new link road which unlocks loads of opportunities for Rossington and Doncaster.
Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones who spent time chatting to people at the event, said: “There is tremendous support for this transformational route which will enable the south of Doncaster and the local communities to maximise their full potential. It is more than a new access route; it is an infrastructure project that drives inward investment, sees major private sector developments start or expand, grows our economy and importantly helps to create thousands of jobs and homes. The benefits are clear to see and people are quite rightly looking forward to the new road being completed and open.”
Tony Morris, Managing Director of Tanks & Vessels Industries Limited based in Rossington, who is right behind the new route, said: “The FARRRS road will have a huge impact on Doncaster, creating jobs for many years to come. The road will also be a boost for people and freight movement by land, sea and air. Many people have worked very hard for many years at Doncaster Council, in the private sector, at Rossington Parish Council and the Business Forum to achieve this amazing result. There’s still a lot to do, but this is a social and economic dream. Let’s make the most of it.”
Balraj Dhaliwal from Bessacarr, who came along to find out more about FARRRS, said: “I think it’s great for transport and the economy. It has to be great for businesses right across Doncaster. It’s brilliant, a real winner!”
Local Rossington couple, David and Patricia Vought, also welcomed the new route, saying: “We are thrilled. It’s going to make life a lot easier getting to Doncaster, doing the shopping and visiting family. Shorter journeys will save us time and money.”
FARRRS creates a new link from Junction 3 of the M18 to the south of Doncaster, including access into Rossington, and will be open early 2016. Construction work officially started last week.
More information is available on: www.doncaster.gov.uk/FARRRS