Doncaster's £56m road scheme

The biggest roadworks project in Doncaster's history starts this week. The fifty six million pound Finningley and Rossington route will take around two years to complete.

Work starts on £56m Doncaster relief road

Work has started on the £56m Doncaster relief road which has angered some environmental campaigners but which is expected to bring thousands of jobs to a deprived part of our region.

The road will link the M18 motorway to Robin Hood Airport at Doncaster - the first phase of one of Yorkshire's most ambitious regeneration projects.

But councillors have been forced to defend their decision to allow the road to be built through green belt land. David Hirst reports.

Full report: Doncaster's £56m road scheme full

Work on a £56 million pound relief road has started today but not without controversy. The road which will link the M18 motorway to Robin Hood airport at Doncaster has angered some environmental campaigners.

But councillors have been forced to defend their decision to allow the road to be built through green belt land. David Hirst reports

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'New road is a game changer', says Doncaster's mayor

The Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones visits the site for the start of £56m new road scheme Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, has been addressing civic and business leaders at the start of work on a £56 million road which will link the M18 motorway to Robin Hood airport.

The Mayor described the scheme as a "game changer" which will bring benefits to South Yorkshire, including thousands of new jobs and homes. The new road scheme should be finished in two years and is part of a much bigger scheme to open a new £400 million inland port in Doncaster.

Doncaster's big road scheme will bring jobs and money

One of the biggest transformational road building schemes in Doncaster's history is underway. The £56m new Finningley and Rossington route will take around two years to complete.

The new link from Junction 3 of the M18 will be instrumental in supporting the expansion of services at Robin Hood Airport and provide the infastructure for a new housing development on the former Rossington Colliery site plus an innovative rail freight interchange.

It will create thousands of new jobs and homes to boost the regional economy.

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