As part of our accelerated Highways Capital Programme, we’re continuing to improve and invest in our roads to make sure they’re in the best condition they can be ahead of the winter months.
Highways resurfacing works will be taking place around Barnsley Hospital on Gawber Road, Sackville Street, and Victoria Road from Tuesday 29 August 2023.
The resurfacing works are anticipated to last for approximately five weeks. To minimise disruption, the work will take place during night hours between 7pm to 5am, with a slight adjustment on Sundays to 6pm to 5am. The project will be carried out in three phases, with the initial focus on Gawber Road crossroads, progressing towards Town.
We acknowledge that access to Barnsley Hospital will be impacted from 7pm (6pm on Sundays). To mitigate any inconveniences, appropriate diversions have been communicated to public transport services and emergency services. Road users intending to access the Barnsley Hospital's main entrance from the Town Centre are advised to follow the signed diversion route via Huddersfield Road and Rowland Road. Additionally, the Pogmoor Road entrance and car park 1 can be accessed via Dodworth Road and Pogmoor Road as an alternative route.
While every effort will be made to minimise disruption, it is inevitable that certain streets will experience limited access while the resurfacing work is being carried out. These restrictions will only be in place for the necessary periods, and access from these streets will be facilitated by on-site traffic management operatives. Residents in the following streets should expect limited access at times: Jordan Hill, Haverdale Rise, Queens Avenue, Hope Street, Wellfield Road, Prince Arthur Street, and Sykes Avenue.
Cllr James Higginbottom, Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment and Highways said: “These resurfacing schemes form part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining and improving our local road infrastructure.
“We’re working in partnership with Barnsley Hospital to communicate these disruptions to all road users. I’d encourage everyone to plan their journeys accordingly to minimise any inconveniences.
“Our Highways Team will be working through the night when traffic volumes are lower to avoid peak travel times.”
Barnsley Hospital Managing Director, Bob Kirton said: “We recognise this work will cause some unavoidable disruption. However, it is essential our roads are safe for all road users ahead of the winter months.
“We’re working with Barnsley Council to communicate where and when the works might affect people with a need to get to the hospital quickly, particularly emergency vehicles, women in labour, and people attending our emergency department.
"Staff working shifts will also need to use the diversions in place. We want to minimise disruption as much as possible so please allow additional time if you are travelling to the hospital in the evenings when work is taking place.”
By investing in these projects, we aim to enhance safety and comfort for all road users, particularly during the challenging winter months.