The A6182 Doncaster Southern Gateway Improvement Scheme, White Rose Way, was completed on May 31 and extends from Junction 3 of the M18 south of Doncaster to Ladybank roundabout into the town centre.
As the main north-south route to the south of Doncaster, the road has been upgraded to a dual carriageway. A second bridge over the existing East Coast Main Line has also been added to accommodate the new southbound carriageway.
The scheme also includes the replacement of Potteric Carr and Lady Bank roundabouts, new crossings, cycling and walking routes.
The ribbon will be cut by Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, who said: “This is a major landmark in the regeneration of the borough.
“As well as addressing problems with congestion, White Rose Way enables the delivery of major projects around the Lakeside, the town centre and the FARRRS corridor.”
The mayor said the opening “sends a message that the Southern Gateway is an accessible and attractive area for investors and developers. I am determined to take Doncaster forward and create new jobs and opportunities for the people of this fantastic borough”.
The deputy chief executive of Doncaster Chamber, Dan Fell, said: “This is a significant step change in the on-going regeneration of Doncaster’s economy.
“The chamber has long supported the delivery of the scheme and also the FARRRS project linking the M18 to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, believing both schemes to be significant game changers for Doncaster.”
He added: “White Rose Way will improve access and egress to and from Doncaster for business users.”