Major road closures starting tonight

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one of the largest mobile cranes in Europe will soon be arriving to help build the new bridge on White Rose Way, Doncaster.

Motorists are being reminded the major improvements works on the A6182 will see road closures on some evenings in December and January, starting tonight, and on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The works are part of the Doncaster Southern Gateway Improvement Scheme and will see a new 184m bridge lifted into place over the East Coast Main Line during a 48-hour window granted by Network Rail.

It will sit next to the existing bridge and link into the junctions at Potteric Carr and Ladybank creating a dual carriageway.

The new bridge is part of the first of two phases of work and should be open for traffic in November 2012.

The council is working closely with contractor Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering to minimise disruption and sign posted diversions will be in place.

Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies said: “We are asking motorists to bear with us while we undertake this important work. By having the road closures on evenings and Bank Holidays it should reduce the impact on road users and businesses.”

The scheme has won £4.6 m investment from Europe.

The road will be closed over the next few days.

It will be closed today from 9pm to 8am and tomorrow and Monday from 9pm to 6am for installation of south span beams, from 9pm to 6am on December 24, and December 27 for the installation of the main bridge beams and from 9pm to 6am on January 9 and 10 to re-erect lighting columns and signs.

n A map showing the road closures and the diversions is available on