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Doncaster's £30m White Rose Way officially opened

A £30m road improvement scheme has been officially opened after almost a decade in the planning.

The A6182 White Rose Way scheme in Doncaster was first proposed in 2004 but work did not begin until 2011.

The work included the dualling of 2km (1,2 miles) of single carriageway, new roundabouts and a new rail bridge.

The scheme extends from Junction 3 of the M18 south of Doncaster to the Ladybank roundabout adjacent to the Lakeside Shopping Village.

Funding for the scheme came from the European Regional Development Fund Programme, the Department for Transport and local authorities.

Doncaster Council hopes the improvements will ease congestion, improve access to local airports and open up adjacent land for inward investment.

The Labour Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: "This is a major landmark in the regeneration of the borough."

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