Ringway wins contract for A57 Todwick Bypass in northern England
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Ringway has won the contract to build a dual carriageway bypass to ease congestion and improve motorist safety on a notorious section of the A57 in Rotherham, northern England.
The US$21.86million (£14mn) A57 Todwick Bypass scheme, contracted out by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, will create a new near 1.6km dual carriageway running from junction 31 of the M1 to the A57’s junction with the B6463.
The award of the contract to Ringway follows Local Transport Minister Norman Baker’s green light for an A57 improvement programme.
“Our successful bid for the A57 contract is fantastic news and comes after many years of working within effective partnerships with Rotherham” said Kevin Graham, Ringway’s divisional director. “It will give us the opportunity to use our local workforce and knowledge to really improve this vital part of the South Yorkshire road network.”
In its current state, the A57 is regarded as one of South Yorkshire’s most notorious accident blackspots. The new dual carriageway aims to improve safety and also relieve major trafficking issues in the area. It is also thought that the improved access will increase investment in and close to Rotherham.
The works are expected to begin on site in August 2012, with the new road set to open by December 2013.