BARNSLEY residents are invited to have their say on proposals to improve the traffic flow on Wakefield Road.

The A61 Wakefield Road scheme will be delivered by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) in collaboration with Barnsley Council.

The scheme is designed to help improve traffic flow, bus reliability and journey times along the busy road.

Proposals outline improvements at key junctions along the road to the Old Mill Lane gyratory up to Carlton Road.

Parts of the carriageway will be widened, a new bus lane will be installed, and a shared cycle and pedestrian pathway will be created.

Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture, said: “Sustainability is one of our key priorities as we are working towards improved public transport and increased opportunities for active travel.

“A61 improvements will provide these opportunities and help us achieve our Zero 40/45 carbon reduction ambitions by improving traffic. Everyone's feedback is crucial, and we encourage residents to get involved and have their say on the scheme.”

To take part in the consultation, which will run until September 3, click here.