OVER 20 miles of Barnsley's roads will be resurfaced as part of £15.7 million worth of improvements.

Birdwell roundabout and the signalisation of junction 37 at Dodworth will also benefit from the investment.

Cabinet members approved the plans on Wednesday, giving the green light for 21 miles of roads to be rectified.

A 'worst first' basis will apply to roads which are deemed to be in need of maintenance, and preventative work will also take place on some routes to prevent them requiring more treatment in the future.

Phases one and two of the Experience Barnsley external works project were largely complete when the museum opened in June 2013, but its third phase involves transforming the streets adjacent to the Town Hall: Church Street, Shambles Street and St Mary’s Place.

It's also planned to resurface the road and footpaths along Wellington Street and part of New Street as well as environmental improvements to the grassed area next to Mandela Gardens.

Measures to improve road safety, air quality and to encourage sustainable travel are also included.

Coun Roy Miller said: "Making sure we have the right transport infrastructure in place is crucial in making sure Barnsley can facilitate growth."

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