Improvement to Cathill, Broomhill and Wath Road roundabouts have now been completed in the Dearne Valley. The entrance and exit lanes to the roundabouts have been widened, and each roundabout has been made larger to reduce congestion and improve journey times.
The completion of the three roundabouts will support the delivery of 72.9 hectares of employment land located to the south of the Dearne Valley Parkway. Local residents and businesses will benefit from new job opportunities in the local and wider area while maintaining the natural beauty of the area. We have worked with RSPB to make sure the environment, wildlife and nature of Broomhill Old Moor Reserve and its surrounding areas have been respected in the development.
Matt Gladstone, Executive Director for Place, said: “Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s been crucial to continue with construction schemes to support the economic recovery of the local area. We’re pleased to see the completion of the roundabouts that will significantly support the proposals of the employment land. Together, the schemes will help to achieve new and sustainable economic growth over time, providing enormous benefits to the communities of the Dearne and wider area.”
Jessica Goldthorpe, HR Director, Universal Components Limited, said: “As the largest distributor of commercial vehicle parts in the country, being close to the M1 is an ideal location to ensure a strong logistic network to service our customer base. Improvements to the local road network will expand our catchment area for recruitment as well assist our current employees with their commutes whether that be via private or public transport.”
Following the completion of the scheme, the contractor NCMN is able to progress submissions for two categories of the Green Apple Environmental Awards: Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Award, and the Environmental Best Practice Award.
- The Local Growth Fund is government funding awarded to Local Enterprise Partnerships for projects that benefit the local area and economy.
- Up to 2021, the Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund. 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships are covering the whole of England, which are investing LGF money in a wide range of projects including transport, skills, business support, broadband, innovation and flood defences.
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