Our Highway's department have made fantastic progress on this year's accelerated Highways Capital Programme, which aims to enhance and strengthen our road infrastructure. Our £20 million investment was made to ensure significant improvements to our highway network ahead of the upcoming winter season.
We are pleased to provide an update on the progress of the schemes below, which demonstrate our continuous efforts in enhancing our road conditions. 78% of our schemes have now been completed.
Significant progress has been made across all wards in our borough including:
- Carriageway resurfacing is now complete at the A628 Westway and Townend Roundabout.
- Resurfacing at the A628 Dodworth Road is now complete.
- A635 Old Mill Lane is now complete with small elements of lining outstanding.
- Resurfacing on the A637 in Darton and sections of Church Street and Church Field Lane is now complete.
- Queen’s Road resurfacing and road markings are now complete.
- Bala Street footway widening and carriageway resurfacing is now complete.
- Carriageway resurfacing is complete on Keresforth Hall and Hill Roads, with only some minor elements of lining outstanding.
- Resurfacing works are complete at Gawber Road, Victoria Road and Sackville Street, minor elements of lining is outstanding.
- Burton Road Safety Improvements are now complete. A series of speed cushions and other features have been installed to reduce vehicle speeds and improve road safety.
- Resurfacing on Sheffield Road, Springvale is now complete.
- Carlton Road cross roads resurfacing is now complete.
- Resurfacing on Bridge Street, St Marys Street and Market Street is now complete.
- Our Retread programme is now complete, three scheme will be moving into next year’s programme.
- Footway works on the A61 Sheffield Road are now complete.
- Resurfacing work has recently been completed on Spark Lane in Mapplewell.
- Footway works on the Barnsley Road, Darton are nearing completion.
- Resurfacing work is progressing on Dearne Hall Road in Barugh.
We understand that construction and improvement works may cause temporary inconveniences, but the long-term benefits they bring to the entire community outweigh these short-term disruptions. We would like to extend our gratitude to all residents, businesses, and road users impacted by these schemes for their patience and cooperation.
Cllr James Higginbottom, Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment and Highways said: “Barnsley Council is dedicated to improving and investing in Barnsley’s roads and transport infrastructure. We are delivering more than £20m into our highway network in 2023 to 2024 – repairing our roads, investing in our communities, unlocking future economic opportunities.
“I’d like to thank our Highways Team for their outstanding ongoing efforts, working through the night in all weather to make sure our roads are in the best condition they can be ahead of the winter months.”
“The commitment of our team, in collaboration with partners and stakeholders, continues to be instrumental in delivering successful projects.”
The accelerated investment covers all 21 wards within Barnsley, with extensive roadworks and enhancements planned. To find out more about all our schemes, visit www.barnsley.gov.uk/HighwaysInvestment.