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Over-Ordered Tarmac To Be Used Elsewhere

Friday September 27 2013




A TONNE of Tarmac over-ordered for the resurfacing of long-running works on Wakefield Road will be recycled for other highways so it doesn't go to waste.

The extra resurfacing material had been returned to the council's Smithies depot because it was deemed 'surplus to requirements'.

Cllr Roy Miller, cabinet spokesman, said: "This will be recycled for use in other highways schemes in the future.

"It's not uncommon where exact carriageway dimensions have yet to be determined due to varying ground conditions for a surplus of materials to be ordered.

"This approach means the reconstruction and resurfacing of a road can take place as quickly as possible to minimise delays for road users."

He said all the materials used in this scheme are within the required specification and the 'resulting performance of the finished road will be as expected'.

The resurfacing works are now in their third week and expected to last until November.

For the time being, all traffic inbound for the town centre is being diverted through Monk Bretton and Smithies, and only outbound traffic is allowed access to Wakefield Road.

The works have been heavily criticised by businesses on Wakefield Road because one side of the main road into the town centre has been shut off to traffic - leaving it deserted.

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Reply Posted by lisa on Friday September 27 2013 at 10:49
can come and put it on our drive if ya want if its going cheap!!!

Reply Posted by Swifty on Friday September 27 2013 at 15:30
It's got to be Aprils Fool.The council are a laughing joke.All the bussiness have suffered due to the council organized chaos.

And all thing councilor Roy Miller goes on about is 1 tones of bloody Tarmac.

Who's gives a **it about a tone of Tarmac.

Mr Miller finish the job resigni your position and stop treating the people of Barnsley like idiots.

Reply Posted by Swifty on Friday September 27 2013 at 15:38
Why don't they use the Tarmac to block the door of the Councillors chambers at the Town Hall.

That way the muppets can stay at home and save the Business and people of Barnsley millions of pounds. Not making Mickey Mouse Decisions. What they clearly can not organise with out chaos of some kind.

Reply Posted by g on Friday September 27 2013 at 21:46
wint be any tarmac left probaly already been laid on some councilers drive dispite plenty of potholes

Reply Posted by Peter H on Saturday September 28 2013 at 08:27
The council sound like Pikeys' (Hello missis, we ave this tarmac going spare, do you want ya drive doing cheap?) The phrase "p*ss up & brewey spring to mind.

Reply Posted by dwayne on Saturday September 28 2013 at 21:10
Funny that theve over ordered yet sundays planned work has been cancelled due to them nit been able to get the tarmac to do the job????? What really is happening here... is this just a fabricated story to deflect the farse thats happening down there... workers on forsed part time and buisnesses running at a loss

Reply Posted by Swifty on Saturday September 28 2013 at 21:53
WAB where did you get this story from. Fifty Shades of Tarmac.

Reply Posted by Jack on Sunday September 29 2013 at 15:43
They didn't over order. Anyone can see if they go down Wakefield rd, they need a few more tons of tarmac. They mean that the workmen sat on their fat arses until they did not have time to lay it on that shift.

Reply Posted by B Winter on Monday September 30 2013 at 20:42
Cowboys always use Cowboys

Reply Posted by anon on Thursday October 3 2013 at 22:10
wakey rd will be back up in a week then. what a standing joke b.m.b.c.are.

Reply Posted by RICH on Thursday October 3 2013 at 23:00
A TON OF TARMAC IS NOTHING IN VOLUME A SHOVEL FULL IS HALF HUNDRED WEIGHT SO THERE WILL NOT BE THAT MUCH AND THERES ONLY 20 HUNDRED WEIGHT TO TON ,TARMAC IS VERY HEAVY

Reply Posted by Mike on Friday October 4 2013 at 08:20
And councillor Miller is proud of this is he??? At least he took it down to the recycling plant at Smithies where all good citizens take their unwanted goods!
The whole Burton Road "Road Improvement" has been a joke. Will someone from WAB please find out EXACTLY what it has cost the Barnsley Ratepayers for his cockups. He must always make love on his back - Cos he can only Screw Up!!