A STREET in the town centre will be closed for up to six months as work is carried out on The Glass Works site.

 

Kendray Street will be closed from September until spring next year as construction will begin on The Glass Works public square.

 

From September 7, the sewage system will be diverted which will cause the road to be closed from the railway line towards the town centre. 

 

Pedestrians arriving into the town centre using the interchange footbridge will be redirected up Midland Street and onto Eldon Street. 

 

Parking and loading bays on Eldon Street will be repurposed to create a wider walkway on the side of the road closest to The Civic. 

 

The widening of the footpath will take place from September 1.

 

Once the new footpath is ready, Kendray Street will be closed off to both pedestrians and vehicles, and the sewer diversion works will begin. 

 

The two taxi rank spaces located at the top of Kendray Street will not be in use during the closure.

 

A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “These works are essential to the progress of The Glass Works scheme and will facilitate the build of the long awaited brand-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.”