Work to start on next phase of airport link road

A  Boeing 727-200 at newly refurbished Robin Hood Airport hangar.
A Boeing 727-200 at newly refurbished Robin Hood Airport hangar.

The next stage of work to complete the £56m link road from the motorway network to Doncaster Airport has received the green light.

Work on the first phase of the Finningley And Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS), which is creating a three mile route from junction 3 of the M18 to Parrott’s Corner on the A638 south of Doncaster is progressing well.

Mayor Ros Jones and her Cabinet approved plans yesterday which will see FARRRS extended to Hurst Lane where it will meet up with the existing airport access road.

This second phase will also include a link to Warning Tongue Lane and improve access to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Consultation will begin in early 2015 and subject to approval, construction will start in early 2016 when the first phase of FARRRS is due to be complete and open.

Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: “This is an important milestone in our aspirations to complete the FARRRS link.

“The first phase is unlocking major private sector developments including Verdion’s £400million iPort and Harworth Estates 1,200 new home scheme on the former Rossington Colliery site.

“The second phase will see this important regeneration scheme encourage further inward investment, drive economic growth and deliver jobs and homes for people right across the borough. It will be a real boost for expansion at Doncaster Sheffield Airport and the new Enterprise Zone based there.”