CABINET members have agreed to allocate £15.36m to the borough’s highways over the next year.

The decision was made at Wednesday’s meeting and includes £4.32m on principal A roads, £3.2m on carriageways, £2.189m on street lighting maintenance and £250,000 set aside as contingency.

Matt Gladstone, executive director for place, said: “Our Highways Capital Programme will help make our roads safer and more sustainable in the longer term and focus on keeping Barnsley moving for residents and visitors.

“The highway network is a hugely important and valuable asset, so we need to ensure adequate investment to maintain it, not least to support our work to attract new business to the borough.”