Worksop by-pass is opened

Michael Spicer officially opens Worksop by-pass.
Michael Spicer officially opens Worksop by-pass.

Michael Spicer, Under Secretary of State for Transport cuts the tape to officially open the Worksop by-pass.

Holding the tape, from left, are Councillor Alan Shaw, vice chairman of Notts County Council, and Councillor Dennis Wells, chairman of Bassetlaw Council, with members of the public looking on. Work on the by-pass started in November 1984, the completion of which would allow some through traffic to skirt the town and ease congestion on the ring road and within the town centre. In May 1985, work started on the excavation of the cutting near Manton. Finally on 1st May 1986 the by-pass was officially opened.