A £2MILLION plan to introduce traffic lights at a notoriously busy motorway junction is all set for approval.

The motorway junction at Dodworth has been recommended for approval by Barnsley Council to reduce congestion.

Council officers suggest development to the west of Barnsley is being constrained by existing traffic congestion at junction 37 of the M1.

The Department for Transport has pledged £1.4million for the project, with the £600,000 shortfall to be made up by a grant from the European Regional Development Fund or, if that bid fails, the council.

The scheme would be similar to the project at Birdwell, junction 36 of the M1, and involve lights being placed at all eight entrances and exits of the roundabout.