BARNSLEY residents are set to see improvements to the town's roads due to a £3.9million investment.

The local roads and footways maintenance programme for this financial year is set to be approved on September 11 as part of the Local Transport Capital Programme report.

The investment includes a total of £1.8million being spent on Barnsley’s roads, £750,000 on footpaths and £250,000 for the maintenance and enhancement of the town centre in order to build upon the impact of the work already completed around the Town Hall.

New and improved wheelchair crossings will be installed to improve access for people with mobility problems.

"We know that the severe winter weather we've experienced recently has taken its toll on the conditions of the borough’s roads," said Cllr Roy Miller.

"It's good that we're in a position to make these improvements by the end of March."

Works listed in the report include areas across the borough. These have been determined by focussing on the areas of most need first, and considering input from local members, who've been talking to local residents.

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