Pre-construction works in advance of improvements to Cathill Roundabout, Broomhill Roundabout and Wath Road Roundabout along the M1 Junction 36 - A6195/A635 Dearne Valley, Economic Growth Corridor scheme, are likely to start in February 2020. The works will increase the sizes of the three existing roundabouts and widen the lane approaches and exits.
Matt Gladstone, Executive Director for Place, said: “The planned works are not just a highways scheme, which will reduce traffic congestion; it will also drive forward our plans to develop commercial space. Once complete the scheme will ultimately help to create more and better jobs, improve earnings, and increase opportunities for our residents. The improvements will strengthen our economic growth, attract more businesses to the area, and also help Barnsley businesses to grow.”
Pre-construction works are likely to commence in February 2020, in advance of the formal appointment of the council’s preferred contractor. This will be followed by delivery of the main scheme, with anticipated completion in March 2021.
When complete, the scheme will:
- Reduce existing traffic congestion/queuing at certain peak times along the A6195/A635, leading to the three roundabout areas of Cathill, Broomhill and Wath Road.
- Make sure the road network has the capacity to accommodate any future traffic growth that could arise from the development of the local plan allocated employment site ES10 located off the A635 at Goldthorpe.
- Improve the quality of the environment for all, by reducing the quantity of standing traffic, and improving pedestrian and cycling safety by providing shared-use routes and designated crossing facilities.
Advance signage will be in place prior to the start of the highway improvements, advising of the start date and expected duration of the works.
Due to the nature and scale of the work, temporary traffic management will be required to minimise risk to the workforce and general public. As a result, some delays should be expected. Every effort will be made to minimise any disruption.
You can keep up to date on these highways improvements via the council’s social media channels and online at barnsley.gov.uk/key-projects