THE temporary bridge over Jumble Lane level crossing will be installed this weekend - although the crossing itself won’t close until the end of the month.

The bridge, which will be in place for approximately 18 months until the new £5.6m Market Gate Bridge is installed, is being put in place to allow the closure of Jumble Lane crossing.

The temporary bridge will be lifted into place tomorrow night into Sunday morning and will be open from the end of the month.

Fencing will be placed across Jumble Lane level crossing to prevent access.

Service vehicles and taxis will be able to continue to access Midland Street as normal, but will only be able to exit using the right turn up Kendray Street and onto Eldon Street.

Once the level crossing has closed, any person with mobility needs will need to use the alternative accessible route via the lifts and pedestrian bridge within Barnsley Interchange.

The Interchange doors are closed between midnight and 5am so anyone requiring access to the lifts during these times will need to contact the Interchange’s control room on 213303 to allow staff from the building to meet and escort them through the interchange building.

Signs displaying contact details for the Interchange control room will be added near the temporary bridge.

The alternative walking route is via Midland Street, Eldon Street and Schwabisch Gmund Way.

The new, Market Gate Bridge - to be part funded by Network Rail - is in the final stages of design and will be going out to procurement for a main contractor in late spring.

Once the contractor is appointed, confirmation will be given on the duration of the construction programme and the opening date for the bridge which will be fully accessible with lifts at either end of the bridge deck.

Market Gate Bridge will link the public transport and the Market Gate car park to The Glass Works development.