Diggers move in as officials mark start of road widening

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A CEREMONY marked the start of the main construction work on Doncaster’s latest major road improvement scheme.

Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies, Dave Lowther of Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering, and other officials from the council and Balfour Beatty met up for a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of the scheme to widen the A6182 White Rose Way.

Mr Davies said: “I am delighted we have reached this significant milestone and that work to improve one of the key gateways into Doncaster has started.

“Not only will the scheme improve journey times but it will enable a significant number of development sites around Lakeside and the town centre to be redeveloped, creating jobs and prosperity for the town.”

The first phase of work will see a new carriageway built between the Potteric Carr and Lady Bank roundabouts, and a bridge over the East Coast Mainline. The phase should be complete by February 2013.