Fantastic work delivered last year through the accelerated Highways Capital Programme

Our Highways department have carried out extensive work on Barnsley’s roads over the last financial year through the accelerated Highways Capital Programme.

The £20 million investment has made significant improvements to the roads that make up our highway network in a number of key areas across the borough.

Work that has been completed as part of the scheme includes:

  • Carriageway resurfacing at the A628 Westway and Townend Roundabout.
  • Carriageway resurfacing, including drainage repairs, minor footway works and new road markings, on A635 Old Mill Lane.
  • Resurfacing at A628 Dodworth Road.
  • Resurfacing on the A637 in Darton as well as sections of Church Street and Church Field Lane.
  • Resurfacing and road markings on Queens Road.
  • Footway widening and carriageway resurfacing on Bala Street.
  • Carriageway resurfacing on Keresforth Hall and Hill Road.
  • Resurfacing works at Gawber Road, Victoria Road and Sackville Street.
  • Safety improvements, including series of speed cushions and other features, have been installed to reduce vehicle speeds and improve road safety at Burton Road.
  • Resurfacing on Sheffield Road, Springvale.
  • Carlton Road crossroads resurfacing.
  • Resurfacing on Bridge Street, St Marys Street and Market Street.
  • Our Retread programme is now complete, with three schemes moving into the next financial year’s programme.
  • Footway works on the A61 Sheffield Road and Barnsley Road, Darton.
  • Resurfacing work on Spark Lane in Mapplewell and on Dearne Hall Road in Barugh.

We understand that the schemes may have caused temporary inconvenience while work was taking place, but the improvements will bring long-term benefits to our communities. We would like to thank all residents, businesses and road users who were impacted by these schemes for their patience and co-operation.

Cllr James Higginbottom, Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment and Highways said:

“As a council, we are dedicated to improving our roads and transport infrastructure and the £20 million investment as part of our accelerated Highways Programme has done just that over the last financial year.

"This programme has fixed our roads, invested in our communities and unlocked economic opportunities across Barnsley and we look forward to seeing further investment in future years.

“I’d like to put on record my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to our highways team for their exceptional efforts over the year, working overnight and in all conditions to complete the work.”

For more information on our road improvement schemes, please visit our website at

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