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New Finish Date For A61 Roadworks

Thursday July 4 2013

Some of the problems that have faced A61 workers Some of the problems that have faced A61 workers

THE council has said that the long-running roadworks on the A61 will be completed by the end of the summer school holidays.

Land ownership, Japanese knotweed, problematic underground pipes, cables and even bats have wreaked havoc for workers on the Wakefield Road/Burton Road quality bus corridor scheme.

Cllr Roy Miller said: "Because of the setbacks, it may have appeared that not much was happening on site, but I assure you that it was progressing. Everyone was working hard off the site, getting to the bottom of the issues.

"We were effectively held hostage and were required to carry out everything so that we could continue with our original aim.

"In a fortnight's time, the traffic will be moved to the opposite lane and tarmac will be laid. The works will be done by the end of the school holidays." 

We Are Barnsley were invited down to see the developments on the site on Wednesday morning. Are you happy it's nearing its end?

Here's our video, including an interview with Cllr Roy Miller.

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Reply Posted by sharon on Thursday July 4 2013 at 12:19
you should try living on wakefield road !!!

Reply Posted by Guesty Mcguest on Thursday July 4 2013 at 13:14
Seen the video he is lying out his arse. There was no mention of the planning dispute, the free carpark that wickes has gotten out of it or the fact they didnt plan in for the cables moving. ROy Miller is just papering over the cracks to try and cover the inept tracks of those responsible.

Reply Posted by Kate guest on Friday July 5 2013 at 10:00
Well Japanese knot weed can bring buildings down if its that bad, so wickes will prob fall down eventually coz it spreads like nowt right.

Reply Posted by A Nonnie Mouse on Thursday August 1 2013 at 00:15
Hey WAB, what about a progress report & then do a survey asking public what they think about the council's role/efforts & Roy Millers role & opinion on him??