The first section of a new £56 million dual carriageway linking the M18 with the Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield airport was successfully launched on February 29th.
The Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) will not only improve access to the iPort logistics park but is also due to create around 20,000 jobs and 5000 new homes.
The road goes from junction 3 of the motorway to the A638. It is 3 miles in length, took 2 years to build and has been officially named Great Yorkshire Way. This new road is a massive boost to the Sheffield City Region and is expected to trigger £1.7bn of private sector investment in the area.
Great Yorkshire Way is already encouraging critical new advancements along its route including 2 fantastic logistics units at the £400 million iPort and the first of 1200 new homes at Torne Park on the former site of the Rossington Colliery. It will decrease travel times to the region’s airport bringing an additional £1m potential travellers to within an hour’s drive.
Global businesses such as Rolls-Royce, Nestle, and Amazon, are just some of the many international companies which have seen the benefits of locating here.