VolkerRail starts work at White Rose Way Improvement Scheme

VolkerRail has been awarded the Overhead Line Electrification (OLE) and signalling works for the first phase of the White Rose Way (A6182) Improvement Scheme by Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering, as part of the Doncaster Southern Gateway project.


The £10.3 million contract is being carried out on behalf of Doncaster Council and is funded through a number of sources including the council, the South Yorkshire Transport Plan and the European Regional Development Fund.

The work involves the provision of a new dual cariageway road bridge on White Rose Way, over East Coast Main Line. The scheme is to ease congestion problems and enable the delivery of major regeneration development in areas around Lakeside, the town centre and the FARRRS corridor.

The current OLE and signalling arrangements are to be altered to accommodate the proposed bridge and its construction. Network Rail requires the OLE to be free running beneath the new and existing bridge soffits.

Steve Sorby General Manager: "This project will bring a direct and real benefit to the town and being a Doncaster based company, with our head office situated ‘next door', we are extremely pleased to have secured this work, and to be able to play a part in the town's growth."

Work is currently underway with a planned completion date of December 2011 for these enabling works.

The project is supported financially by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of Europe's support for the region's economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme.