M1 Junction 36 - Dearne Valley economic growth corridor progress

Phase 2 - Goldthorpe

Work on the A6195/A635 Goldthorpe economic growth corridor highway scheme is progressing well and set to deliver significant highway improvements to three existing roundabouts Cathill, Broomhill and Wath Road.

By increasing them in size and widening the entrance and exit lanes, this will help improve traffic journey times and reduce traffic congestion. 

Also, the proposed introduction of a new access point and roundabout will help with the delivery of 72.9 hectares of employment land in Goldthorpe, providing new job opportunities. A grant of £7.324 million was confirmed from Sheffield City Region’s Local Growth Fund in 2019, and this is being used alongside our own investment to deliver the scheme.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Regeneration and Culture), said: “Despite the challenges presented in recent months in carrying out construction works, we are delighted the scheme continues to progress on schedule to deliver major improvements. This is due to careful planning and hard work of all partners.

“Not only will this development provide essential traffic improvements - but the scheme will also unlock huge potential for jobs growth, attracting more businesses to the area.”

Contractors nmcn have been delighted with progress on the development.

Geoff Poyzer, Managing Director of nmcn Highways, stated: “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this prestigious project by Barnsley Council. This scheme is one of a number of projects successfully completed by nmcn for Barnsley and we hope that the relationship will be further strengthened. Our sustainable approach to construction and the environment using our innovative Positive Impact approach, compliments the council’s determination to improve the borough’s resilience to climate change and improve connectivity to reduce journey times.”

The council has also worked with partners including RSPB to make sure the scheme is delivered in a way that is respectful to the environment, wildlife and nature of both the Broomhill Old Moor Reserve and the surrounding area of the Dearne Valley.

Partners have recently received the welcome news that based on the positive results of the carbon footprint and energy assessment, and due to all the positive environmental ways the scheme is delivering the works; this scheme will be submitted for a Green Apple Environmental Awards. You can read more about the award submission here

detailed FAQ page provides full information on this project and details of how we are reducing the impact on the environment. 

*The Local Growth Fund is government funding awarded to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) for projects that benefit the local area and economy.

By 2021 Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund. There are 38 LEPs covering the whole of England, which are investing LGF money in a wide range of projects including transport, skills, business support, broadband, innovation and flood defences.

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