Department for Transport approves grant for Southern Gateway Improvement Scheme

The government has approved a £9.7m grant to fund phase two of Doncaster’s White Rose Way upgrade.

In addition to the Department for Transport cash, Doncaster Council has also received a further £5.4 million for the project from the European Regional Development Fund.

The second phase of work is expected to start later this month and will see the construction of a new inbound carriageway from junction three of the M18 to the Potteric Carr junction, and the replacement of existing roundabouts at Potteric Carr and Ladybank with high capacity traffic signal junctions.

Doncaster’s director of regeneration and environment, Peter Dale, said the funding confirmation signalled that the economic importance of the project for the town was understood.

“The White Rose Way scheme will help unlock important developments sites, attract new private sector investment, create jobs and boost the local economy,” he said.

“The Government has been a strong supporter of Doncaster with two of our key road infrastructure schemes set to receive combined funding of over £27 million.”

The first phase of the Southern Gateway scheme has seen work commence on a new bridge over 17 rail tracks including the East Coast Main Line.

Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering is carrying out the works.