BARNSLEY'S roads are above the national average in terms of their quality - according to a new survey.

The latest annual highway survey shows that 98 per cent of Barnsley’s A roads and 94 per cent of the borough's B and C roads are classified as being structurally sound.

The findings are above the national average of 96 per cent of A roads and 93 per cent of B and C roads.

Each year, the survey is carried out by an independent contractor to meet government guidelines.

Performance indicators are then calculated from the findings, which compare the condition of the highway networks with all local authorities.