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Balfour Beatty wins Doncaster Southern Gateway work

Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering has been awarded a £10.3M contract by Doncaster Council for the first Phase of the White Rose Way Improvement Scheme, part of the Doncaster Southern Gateway project.

The A6182 White Rose Way extends from Junction 3 of the M18, south of Doncaster, to the A18 Carr House Road.

As the main route to the south of Doncaster, the existing road has insufficient capacity for the current traffic flows.

The first phase of works will see a new carriageway built between the Potteric Carr and Ladybank roundabouts, with a new highway bridge over the East Coast Main Line running parallel to the existing.

Works will start shortly on this section with the new highway and embankments being constructed while the large eighteen steel beams that will form part of the bridge construction are fabricated off-site.

These beams will be brought to site in pairs and lifted into place over the East Coast Main Line during a 48 hour Christmas possession at the end of 2011.

The full scheme will release planning restrictions on 220,000m² of land which could deliver over 2,700 new jobs. More than 2,500 new homes are also expected to be built.

The works are being funded through a number of sources including the council, the South Yorkshire Local Transport Plan and the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme.

Doncaster Southern Gateway − White Rose Way improvement scheme Phase 1

  • Customer: Doncaster Council
  • Main Contractor: Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering

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