Friday, August 3, 2012


Following the decision from Local Transport Minister, Norman Baker, to conduct an improvement programme on the dual carriageway at the A57 in Rotherham, Ringway, a leading highway construction provider, has successfully been awarded the contract which is estimated to be worth £14m.

The scheme, which will be carried out on behalf of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, will provide a new dual carriageway, approximately 1.6km in length, running from junction 31 of the M1 to the junction with the B6463.

“Our successful bid for the A57 contract is fantastic news and comes after many years of working within effective partnerships with Rotherham” says Kevin Graham, Divisional Director of Ringway, “It will give us the opportunity to use our local workforce and knowledge to really improve this vital part of the South Yorkshire road network.”

The A57, in its current state, is said to be one of South Yorkshire’s most notorious accident blackspots. The new dual carriageway will improve safety and also relieve major trafficking issues in the area. It is also thought that the improved access will bring increased investment into the area, unlocking the economic growth potential in Dinnington.

The works are expected to begin on site in August 2012, with the new road to open by December 2013.


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