Minister Baroness Vere has today (Oct 16) given the go-ahead for a multi-million pound upgrade of the A630, one of the main roads into Sheffield.
The road, which travels through Rotherham and Doncaster before coming to Sheffield, has been known for heavy congestion, which can lead to increased journey time and also, a reluctance to deliver goods to the area.
It is hoped that by expanding the A-road to be a dual 3-lane carriage, congestion will ease, leading to a boost in travel to the area, particularly by HGVs.
The upgrade shows the commitment of the Government to build back better and invest in Northern transport infrastructure to ensure that the North can continue to grow its economy.
Roads Minister Baroness Vere said:
“The funding announced today will make a real difference to thousands of commuters’ journeys in the region every day, and further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to levelling up transport infrastructure in the North.
“By boosting the capacity on this vital A-road, and delivering this scheme in good time, we’ll help improve connectivity, cut journey times and boost local economies in South Yorkshire.”
The Department for Transport’s funding contribution forming the majority of the total scheme cost of £46 million.
Works are set to be completed in Summer 2022.