The UK Government has pledged £42 million to help tackle congestion on the A630. The key route between Rotherham and Sheffield is used by around 65,000 vehicles per day.
The A630 is one of the busiest roads in the region and a vital part of Yorkshire’s transport network. The scheme will see a transformation of the existing road into a dual three-lane carriageway, increasing capacity. Junction 33 on the intersecting M1 will also benefit from the carriageway widening and resurfacing, reducing congestions, cutting CO2 emissions and further boosting the capacity of the road, whilst helping road users move more easily.
Peter Molyneux, Major Roads Director at Transport for the North, said: “Confirmed funding to upgrade the A630 will be welcome news for the thousands of people and businesses who are faced with daily delays getting into and out of Sheffield and the surrounding area.
“Investing in this vital strategic road is a clear example of the Government’s commitment to levelling-up the North and supporting our economy by creating jobs and delivering a transport network that will aid recovery and growth.”
Main works are set to begin soon, with the new road scheduled to be open and in use by Summer 2022. Along with the Department for Transport’s funding contribution forming the majority of the total scheme, which will cost £46 million.
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.”
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