Unity Way is a 2.4km stretch of new road from Junction 5 of the M18 to Waggons Way next to the former Hatfield Colliery. It is much more than a new road though. It is a crucial piece of infrastructure which enables work to start on the exciting Unity Project.
The council led scheme opened for traffic on 18 December 2020.
Minor works will still be carried out along the route in the new year, however they will be minimal in terms of disruption to traffic.
A road to jobs and economic growth
Unity Way enables the exciting Unity project to start, which will trigger potential inward investment of £800million, create over 7,000 jobs and see more than 3,000 homes built in the long term.
The Unity project is a private sector scheme, led by joint venture partners Hargreaves Land and Waystone. It will see 250 hectares (618 acres) of land neighbouring Stainforth, Hatfield and Dunscroft opened up for development and linked directly to the local communities.
The impressive mixed-use development will provide new homes and jobs, a marina, leisure and open spaces, a new school and transport hub, shops, healthcare facilities and numerous superb commercial opportunities.
Unity Way also improves access to the motorway network for people living in Stainforth, Hatfield and surrounding areas.
Delivering Unity Way was a partnership effort led by Doncaster Council and supported by the Sheffield City Region, developer Waystone Hargreaves Land LLP and Homes England. The main contractor for the link road was Balfour Beatty.
The total cost of the project was around £16.7million. It was funded from £11.2million of Sheffield City Region Local Growth Funding (LGF), £3.5million from Waystone Hargreaves Land LLP and the remainder from the council’s capital programme.