Harworth Access Road

Project Update

  • Estimated jobs created over lifetime of project - 5,454 jobs.
  • 193 homes created (by end Quarter 3, 2018/19).
  • Estimated homes created over lifetime of project - 855 homes.

Harworth and Bircotes is a small conurbation, located about eight miles north of Worksop. Harworth and Bircotes achieved town status in 2010 and is administered locally by Haworth and Bircotes Town Council, as part of the Bassetlaw district in Nottinghamshire.

The £1.5million Harworth Access Road scheme consisted of planned improvements to four junctions in the area:

  • A614 Bawtry Road/Blyth Road junction – the introduction of traffic signal control;
  • Blyth Road/Scrooby Road/Tickhill Road/Main Street junction – removal of two mini-roundabouts and replacement with traffic signal control;
  • A1/A614 junction – entry arm improvements and circulatory carriageway closure on part of one of the two feeder roundabouts to the A1 (M) junction at Blyth;
  • A614/Scrooby Road junction – conversion to traffic signal control and junction widening.

The project aims to aid the area’s economic growth, ensure smoother traffic flow; and to make Harworth and Bircotes more attractive to potential residents and businesses looking to locate to an area with good access to the A1 (M), M1 and M18 roads.

Over ten years it is estimated the project will ‘unlock’ the potential for an additional 5,000-plus direct and indirect jobs, and enable the building of 855 new homes.

Work began on site in autumn 2016 and was completed in May 2017.

D2N2 covered £1.1m of the scheme's costs via its Local Growth Fund allocation.