Kendray Street will be closed from September until Spring 2021 to allow important work to begin on The Glass Works site.
The road closure - which will run from the railway line towards the town centre - will allow work to begin on The Glass Works public square, an outdoor space which is set to be a key feature of the regeneration.
The closure will also allow the sewage system currently sitting under the Cineworld site - which will be re-positioned around its perimeter - to begin from 7 September.
When arriving in Barnsley town centre using the interchange, you'll be able to exit onto the walkway in front of the interchange. You'll will then be redirected up Midland Street and around onto Eldon Street.
To accommodate the additional footfall on Eldon Street and allow for social distancing, parking and loading bays will be repurposed to create a wider walkway on the side of the road closest to The Civic. The carriageway will also be narrowed slightly. The widening of the footpath will begin from 1 September 2020.
Once the new footpath is ready, Kendray Street will be closed off to both pedestrians and vehicles, and the sewer diversion work will commence. The two taxi rank spaces located at the top of Kendray Street will not be in use during the closure.
This work is essential to the progress of The Glass Works scheme and will facilitate the build of the long awaited new public realm. The public square will provide a welcoming outside area for people to relax — complete with seating, water features and greenery, right in the heart of Barnsley town centre.
The Glass Works is on track for completion in 2021. A 13-screen cinema complete with 4DX technology, a family-friendly Superbowl UK venue and a variety of shops and restaurants —including Nando’s — will all be included in the borough’s brand-new offer, creating a vibrant new heart and soul for Barnsley.