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New link road to open by end of year

Council leader Peter Box has this week announced they have received �4.1m funding to build a new link road from the  Prince of Wales Colliery to Monkhill.

Council leader Peter Box has this week announced they have received �4.1m funding to build a new link road from the Prince of Wales Colliery to Monkhill.

Work on a new multi-million pound link road to relieve congestion in and around Pontefract will start next month.

Wakefield Council has announced contractor North Midland Construction will start work on the 1.5km Northern Link Road on Monday, June 2.

It is expected that the scheme will create more than 1,000 jobs.

The road is part of a development to build more than 900 homes - along with shops and businesses - on the site of the former Prince of Wales Colliery.

It will run as a single carriageway from Park Road to Skinner Lane and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Wakefield Council leader Peter Box said: “The construction of the Northern Link Road is great news for Pontefract and our district.

“It will provide a major boost to our local economy and regenerate our district by unlocking housing and development opportunities in Pontefract, improving the transport infrastructure and help ease congestion.”

Harworth Estates began work on the redevelopment of the pit site last September.

The scheme will include 917 new homes on the site of the former pit yard along with 230,000 sq ft of business space, shops, cafes, a medical centre, community centre, nursery and parkland.

Chris Davidson, Harworth Estates’ development manager, said: “The regeneration impact that the road will have in opening up new housing and employment land is enormous.”

For more information visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/regeneraton

 

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