West Moor Link works update

Work on this important road improvement scheme started on 22 July 2019 and is expected to last around two years. Motorists are advised to use other routes into Doncaster where they can to avoid delays.

Works update

We will look to post updates on social media in advance of the key works taking place to let people know. Please follow MyDoncaster.

The West Moor Link scheme is a key infrastructure scheme which will deliver significant benefits for road users and our borough.

Frequently asked questions

Will traffic access be maintained?

During the majority of the works there will only need to be a lane closure. This will maintain access for traffic, however the lane closures will see some delays particularly in the morning rush hour. When possible we will look to remove lane closures to minimise disruption.

Are any road closures planned and if so when?

Further road closures will be required as part of the advance service diversions for the road widening and the road widening works.

Why is the project going to take so long?

Working under lane closures means it can take longer to complete elements of the scheme than it would take if we closed the road for an extended period. However, the impact of an extended road closure to complete the highways work is considered too disruptive.

The works on the bridge requires us to close the railway line, over the bridge, which will cause disruption to the freight operators who use it.  This has taken significant planning and negotiations with Network Rail to schedule in. The bridge replacement took place early in 2021. 

We will be doing all we can to reduce the time it takes to complete the project. Works on the bridge are programmed to be complete by 26th March 2021. Work will then start on widening the road to make this section a dual carriageway. This will significantly improve traffic flows and support new developments once complete.

Will a pedestrian route be maintained?

We will always provide a solution to help pedestrians.

How will this affect residents and businesses located on the proposed section of works?

Access to residential areas and businesses will be maintained using alternative routes when necessary with appropriate signage placed on the road network to aid navigation.  We wrote to businesses to notify those directly affected by and during the works. We will provide regular updates on this webpage on access arrangements during the works. Sainsbury's will continue to be open with access provided.

What about getting to work or dropping children off at school?

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the works but we are trying to minimise disruption by getting works done during non-busy periods where we can like in the school holidays, at night and on weekends. We do advise people to keep an eye on this webpage, social media (MyDoncaster) and advance road notifications of roadworks which will help people plan their route.  Please allow more time to get to where you are heading. We keep schools informed of plans during the project.


Last updated: 15 June 2021 12:43:39