A BUSY Barnsley road will be closed for six weeks because of roadworks.

Dearne Hall Road at Barugh Green will be closed while work to strengthen a retaining wall that supports the highway above the River Dearne is completed.

A diversion has been put in place along the A637 and A635 into Barnsley, down the A61 Old Mill Lane and through Smithies and along Spark Lane into Mapplewell.

The Millers Inn pub and restaurant on Dearne Hall Road are still open as usual and can be accessed from the A637.