Additional funding for Barnsley’s highways

Barnsley Council is set to receive a further £1.68 million from the Department of Transport to support highway maintenance in the borough.

The grant comes from the Local Transport Capital Funding for 2018/19 and is allocated for local highway maintenance. It will be used for repairing potholes, keeping bridges and structures open and safe, alongside other minor highway works.

The new finance increases Barnsley Council’s two-year investment into highways from £30.4 million to an overall £32 million. The additional money boosts funding from the Department of Transport from £12.6 million to £14.2 million.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “We’re pleased to receive more investment to improve Barnsley’s roads, which will help us to achieve our existing highways programmes.

“Keeping Barnsley moving is essential to building vibrant and thriving towns as well as making our borough a better place to live, work and visit.”

For more information on roadworks or to report a highways problem visit barnsley.gov.uk/roadmaintenance. Barnsley residents can also stay up to date with highway news and updates by following the @BarnsleyHighway Twitter account.

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