Government pledges £42 million to upgrade northern transport infrastructure

Government pledges £42 million to upgrade northern transport infrastructure

Roads Minister Baroness Vere has given the go ahead to a multi-million-pound project to upgrade the A630. As part of plans to level-up the overall northern transport infrastructure, the project aims to improve commuter journeys by cutting congestion and boosting capacity on the busy route to Sheffield. The project is expected to be finished by summer 2022 with work scheduled to start in the coming weeks.

The investment will transform the existing road into a dual 3-lane carriageway, massively increasing the capacity on the road. Additionally, Junction 33 on the intersecting M1 will also benefit from carriageway widening and resurfacing. The increased capacity will allow commuters and businesses to easily travel between the key centres of Rotherham and Sheffield.

“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,” said Roads Minister Baroness Vere.

To learn more about the project, click here.