PARENTS and carers who transport their children by vehicle to and from Burton Road Primary in Barnsley will be able to use a new car park from tomorrow.

From 11am on Wednesday, the current road access to the Wickes DIY store at Old Mill Lane will be closed and instead vehicles will be diverted to a newly-constructed access road off the roundabout on the new bypass.

This new access road will also lead to a new car park adjacent to Wickes that has been created to promote use of Dearne Valley Country Park.

Cllr Roy Miller, said: “Parents of children who attend Burton Road Primary who travel to school by car will be advised to use the country park's car park at school opening and closing times. The car park is linked to the footway on Burton Road by a new footpath which provides full pedestrian access from the car park to the school.''

Roadworks will start on widening Old Mill Lane to provide a new bus lane and signalised junction.

The estimated completion date of the A61 Wakefield Road/Burton Road work is early summer.