The new link road between Balby and the M18 - alongside which 1,500 new homes will be built - opened last night.
The new road will complement the (A6182) White Rose Way improvement scheme which is transforming a key gateway into Doncaster making the town a more attractive investment proposition for developers.
The new single carriageway, also known as the Carr Lodge Spine Road, links the A60 Tickhill Road with the A6182 White Rose Way providing access to the Carr Lodge housing site, Tesco supermarket at Woodfield Plantation , the Holiday Inn Express, the new Morrisons supermarket and the new White Rose Way Park and Ride site, just off White Rose Way.
Councillor Bill Mordue, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Woodfield Way is a key part of this fantastic development and will connect with the homes, businesses, shops and attractions in the Lakeside area of Doncaster. It will also benefit other residents and businesses in the west of Doncaster. It has been designed with the needs of residents in mind and is a great addition to our road network which is helping to create the right conditions to drive economic growth and jobs across the borough.”
The HCA appointed local housing and regeneration specialist, Keepmoat as developer in the first phase of the project and work started in April.
Phase one of the scheme will see the construction of 329 new homes, 172 of which will be developed by Keepmoat, with a further 132 larger homes and 25 custom build plots also delivered in partnership with Strata Homes, another Doncaster based company.
The full development will consist of about 1,500 homes, a new main street and a village square incorporating shops. Additional community facilities including a community hall, a children’s nursery, a primary school, youth club, sports pitches and play areas will also be built
When complete, Carr Lodge will also include a network of high-quality green routes, which have been designed to encourage walking and cycling and provide connections to local facilities.
Alan Beveridge, Area manager at the Homes and Communities Agency said: “This road is the first step in developing the new community at Carr Lodge. The road will ensure that existing congestion will be reduced and when the new homes are built, the residents will be able to access the wider community without causing any issues. The road will ensure that the first 300 houses can be built to provide much needed local homes, that local people can afford.”