Level crossing will close at the end of the month
The temporary bridge over Jumble Lane level crossing will be installed this weekend – although the crossing itself won’t close until the end of the month.
The bridge – which will be in place for approximately 18 months until the new Market Gate Bridge is installed – is being put in place to allow the closure of Jumble Lane crossing. This project enables the creation of a new accessible gateway into the town centre.
The temporary bridge will be lifted into place overnight this weekend (Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March) and will be open from the end of the month.
Fencing will be placed across Jumble Lane level crossing to prevent access.
Service vehicles and taxis will be able to continue to access Midland Street as normal, but will only be able to exit using the right turn up Kendray Street and onto Eldon Street.
Once the level crossing has closed, any person with mobility needs will need to use the alternative accessible route via the lifts and pedestrian bridge within Barnsley Interchange.
The Interchange doors are closed between midnight and 5am – so anyone requiring access to the lifts during these times will be able to contact the Interchange’s control room on 01226 213303 to allow staff from the building to meet and escort them through the interchange building. Signage displaying contact details for the Interchange control room will be added near the temporary bridge.
The alternative walking route is via Midland Street, Eldon Street and Schwabisch Gmund Way.
The new, Market Gate Bridge- to be part funded by Network Rail - is at the detailed design stage and will be going out to procurement for a main contractor in late spring.
Once the contractor is appointed, confirmation will be given on the duration of the construction programme and the opening date for the bridge which will be fully accessible with lifts at either end of the bridge deck.
Market Gate Bridge will link the existing public transport and parking provision to The Glass Works – the redevelopment of Barnsley town centre.
It features the newly opened Barnsley Market, which will be joined by new retail and leisure including JD Sports, Lounges, Muffin Break, independent bar/restaurant MEET, a Cineworld cinema and Superbowl UK .
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