IMPROVEMENTS are set to be made on Barnsley's Roads after receiving a grant from the Department of Transport.

A £1.68 million grant is allocated for local highway maintenance and it will be used for repairing potholes, keeping bridges and structures open and safe, alongside other minor highway works.

The new finance increases Barnsley Council’s two-year investment into highways from £30.4 million to an overall £32 million.

The additional money boosts funding from the Department of Transport from £12.6 million to £14.2 million.

Coun Roy Miller said: “We’re pleased to receive more investment to improve Barnsley’s roads, which will help us to achieve our existing highways programmes.

“Keeping Barnsley moving is essential to building vibrant and thriving towns as well as making our borough a better place to live, work and visit.”