Barnsley Council cabinet members will be asked to approve the Highways Capital Programme for 2019 to 2022.
The proposed programme prioritises a preventative approach to maintain the borough’s highways, improving the resilience and structural integrity of roads. By focusing on delivering the continued development of improvements to the network, the programme sets out measures to improve road safety while resolving traffic delay problems. As part of this, consideration towards public transport to improve air quality and actions to encourage active and sustainable travel are also included.
If approved, the plan will use funds to invest in repairing and resurfacing carriageway and footways as part of the local roads programme, working in line with the Highway Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP). This will provide a total of £9.9m available for the Highways Capital Programme for 2019 to 2020.
As part of the preventative approach, work will be carried out to improve and maintain existing infrastructure including carriageways and bridges, drainage, traffic signals, road restraint systems, footways, cycleways, street lighting, road signs and markings.
Cllr Roy Miller, Council Spokesperson for Place said: “The Highways Capital Programme is a key strategy for investment in the highway network. It will help make our roads more sustainable in the longer term and focus on keeping Barnsley moving for residents and visitors.”
"If approved, the programme will help us build a better Barnsley through repairing and maintaining the network to support and attract new business, providing high-quality connectivity to jobs and business growth sites.”
This news is linked to Town Spirit, our new way of working better together. We believe, that if everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, we can make our borough a more welcoming place to live, work, invest and visit.
This theme covers all the things we do to provide vibrant towns across the borough. As well as building new infrastructure, leisure and cultural facilities, it also includes the maintenance of what we already have.