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Work to start on Doncaster's White Rose Way road scheme

Work starts on Monday on a Doncaster road improvement scheme which the council says will boost the economy.

Building is to begin on a carriageway between Potteric Carr and Lady Bank junctions, signalling the first phase of the White Rose Way project.

The council said the full scheme would release planning restrictions on developable land which could bring more than 2,700 jobs.

Once completed, a dual carriageway will run the whole length of White Rose Way.

The first phase of work should be completed by February 2013.

Subject to government funding, phase two will include a new section of carriageway from Potteric Carr back to junction three of the M18.

The council said a decision was expected on funding later this year and work could start by spring 2012.

Peter Davies, mayor of Doncaster, said it was a "critical infrastructure" scheme for the town.

"Transforming White Rose Way will create the right conditions for attracting new investment and economic growth.

"It will help maximise opportunities around Lakeside and the town centre bringing more jobs and prosperity to the town."

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