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£42m scheme to bring link road between Sheffield, Rotherham and the M1

Written by on 20/10/2020

One of the busiest roads in South Yorkshire is to get a massive upgrade which should slash journey times for commuters between Sheffield, Rotherham and the M1.

The Parkway link road was built as a dual carriageway decades ago when traffic was far lighter and it has become increasingly congested in today’s era.

Now, the Government has approved a £42m scheme which will see part of the route, which is officially called the A630, converted to three lanes in each direction.

It is especially important because it also gives access to South Yorkshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Park, created to attract modern industries to the region.

Changes will also mean improvements to junction 33 on the M1, the interchange between the two roads. It is expected that improving traffic flow at that location will help reduce pollution, benefitting Rotherham Council’s plans for a Clean Air Zone.

Work is due to start in the next few weeks and is expected to go on for almost two years.