DONCASTER’s economic prospects will receive a boost next month when work finally gets underway on a new road to open up the Waterfront development.
The scheme to redevelop the prime town centre location is back on track, and the roadworks are set to start on Tuesday, April 2.
The initial phase of works will see improvements made to the Holmes Market roundabout which will be followed by the construction of the proposed internal spine road into the 37 acre site.
A new look junction will also increase traffic capacity on Church Way and Wheatley hall Road, which is required to help develop one of the largest waterfront sites of its type in the UK.
The works are expected to take about 20 weeks to complete.
Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, said: “It is wonderful news that the initial infrastructure work required to serve this Waterfront development is to start.
“The vision for Waterfront is to create a world class mixed use development of residential, retail, commercial and leisure developments.
“The scheme will complement the already completed marina and Doncaster College’s Hub building, taking full advantage of this central waterfront setting.
“Doncaster is making great strides and this is another major town centre regeneration scheme set to benefit the town and our local economy.”
The intention is to maintain two running lanes whenever possible during the works, with reduced lane widths and temporary road makings in place to provide the required working space.
But there will be times when lane closures are required to carry out operations such as road crossings and surfacing the existing carriageway.
The European Regional Development Fund Priority 4 Programme, managed by the Department of Communities and Local Government, is providing funding for the scheme.