A FULL list of over 50 roads across Barnsley which will benefit from a £20m scheme to improve the town’s highways network has been revealed.
An extra £2m will be added to the £18.4m Highways Capital Programme by Barnsley Council to boost the town’s roads and side streets.
Cabinet members were asked to approve the programme at a meeting on April 5, with a total of £20.4m being earmarked for work across the borough.
Senior highways officers have proposed improvements at more than 50 locations in Barnsley, meaning work will be carried out in each of the 21 wards.
The highway network is the most valuable asset the council owns.
The total cost to replace it in full is estimated at £2.1bn including carriageways, bridges and all other highway structures.
The proposed programme for the coming financial year continues our ‘prevention is better than the cure’ approach in balancing structural, preventative, and reactive maintenance to improve the resilience of the highway.
At the meeting, cabinet members signed off on the scheme - as well as agreeing to take measures on a number of current issues.
Improvements in aspects of road safety and easing congestion are some of the new programmes set to be implemented.
Existing road surface is recycled after being removed, and kerbstones and old street lighting columns can be crushed to produce material which can be used in other construction works.
This supports the council’s work towards a more sustainable carbon net-zero borough by 2045.
The Principal Roads and Side Streets Investment Programme also supports the council’s Principal Towns and Local Village Centres Investment Programme to help local high streets thrive.
Coun James Higginbottom, cabinet spokesperson for environment and highways, said: “We’re proud to announce a substantial investment into our highway network through this year’s budget.
“The extra £2m will be used to repair over 50 locations across the borough - with over £20m invested into the network this year.
“Over the next three years, we’re delivering significant investment right across the borough; fixing our roads, investing in our communities, unlocking economic opportunities.”
The leader of Barnsley Council, Sir Steve Houghton CBE, added: “The extremes of weather we have experienced over the last 12 months have impacted our roads over the winter.
“We have teams working hard to keep on top of emergency pothole repairs, including at weekends.
“Like every local authority in the country maintaining our road network is a huge challenge, we have a maintenance backlog, but thanks to sustained investment into the network we are chipping away at that backlog and improving Barnsley’s roads.
“This extra £2m investment in addition to our annual Highways Capital Programme will help make our roads safer and more sustainable and helps us keep Barnsley moving for residents and visitors.”
A full list of the approved schemes in each ward can be found below.
Bala Street, carriageway, Barnsley - resurfacing
Bridge Street, footway, Barnsley - resurfacing
Dog Lane, footway, Barnsley - resurfacing
Queens Road, carriageway, Barnsley - resurfacing
Rochester Road footpath to Rotherham Road, footway, Monk Bretton - resurfacing
Vicar Road, footway, Darfield - resurfacing
Charles Street, carriageway, Middlecliffe - surface dressing
John Street, carriageway, Middlecliffe - surface dressing
Mary Street, carriageway, Middlecliffe - surface dressing
Windsor Crescent, carriageway, Middlecliffe - surface dressing
Coronation Road, carriageway, Barugh Green - surface dressing
Cross Street, carriageway, Barugh Green - surface dressing
Mary Street, carriageway, Barugh Green - surface dressing
Barnsley Road, footway, Darton - resurfacing
Huddersfield Road, carriageway, Darton - resurfacing
Junction 38 roundabout, footway, Haigh - resurfacing
Dove Close, carriageway, Bolton upon Dearne - surface dressing
Sheaf Crescent, carriageway, Bolton upon Dearne - surface dressing
Ullswater Close, carriageway, Bolton upon Dearne - surface dressing
Dillington Road, footway, Worsbrough Common - resurfacing
Essex Road, footway, Worsbrough Common - resurfacing
Beech Close, footway, Brierley - resurfacing
Coronation Avenue, carriageway, Shafton - surface dressing
Queens Drive, carriageway, Shafton - surface dressing
Summer Lane, footway, Barnsley - resurfacing
Bank End Lane, carriageway, High Hoyland - resurfacing
New Road, carriageway, Tankersley - resurfacing
Clarel Street, carriageway, Penistone - resurfacing
Keats Grove, carriageway, Penistone - surface dressing
Shelley Close, carriageway, Penistone - surface dressing
Tennyson Close, carriageway, Penistone - surface dressing
Sheffield Road, carriageway, Springvale - resurfacing
Fairfield, carriageway, Birdwell - surface dressing
Green Springs Avenue, footway, Birdwell - resurfacing
Martin Close, carriageway, Birdwell - surface dressing
Merlin Close, carriageway, Birdwell - retread
Peregrine Drive, carriageway, Birdwell - retread
Plover Drive, carriageway, Birdwell - surface dressing
Shortwood Close, carriageway, Birdwell - surface dressing
Timothy Wood Avenue, footway, Birdwell - resurfacing
Winster Close, carriageway, Birdwell - surface dressing
Wrens Way, carriageway, Birdwell - surface dressing
Woodhouse Road, carriageway, Hoyland - surface dressing
Avondale Drive, carriageway, Carlton - surface dressing
Ashley Croft, footway, Royston - resurfacing
Haigh Croft Backs with Cedar Close, footway, Royston - resurfacing
Laithes Lane, footway, Athersley - resurfacing
Colley Avenue, carriageway, Kendray - retread
Neville Court, carriageway, Wombwell - retread
Smithley Lane (part), carriageway, Wombwell - retread
Shield Avenue, footway, Worsbrough - resurfacing
West Street, footway, Worsbrough - resurfacing