Newark Southern Link Road


Project Update -

  • 0 jobs created (by end Quarter 3, 2018/19).
  • Estimated jobs created over lifetime of project - 3,118 jobs.
  • 28 homes created (by end Quarter 3, 2018/19).
  • Estimated homes created over lifetime of project - 3,250 homes.


The Newark Southern Link Road project will create a new four mile long road, linking the A46 (near Farndon) with the A1 (near Fernwood); with roundabout junctions at both ends. It is designed to ease traffic congestion and improve journey times along the Newark bypass, by providing an alternative A46 to A1 route and a new River Devon crossing point.

The new road will also open up 278 hectares of land, adjacent to the southern edge of Newark’s built up area, for housing and employment use. This area has planning permission for over 3,000 houses (including affordable housing), two retail and commercial centres, a 60 bed care home, two primary schools, community buildings, a medical centre, 50 hectares of mixed use commercial development and landscaped green community spaces.

D2N2 is investing £7million in the project, agreed through its Local Growth Fund allocation. Other funders are the Homes and Communities Agency (a public body sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government), developer Urban & Civic plc, and Newark & Sherwood District Council.

Phase One opened to vehicles in February 2017. The project is due to be completed in 2020.

Further information is available on developer Urban & Civic plc’s website at