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Barnsley Roads Get Cash Boost

Tuesday September 3 2013

BARNSLEY residents are set to see improvements to the town's roads due to a £3.9million investment.

The local roads and footways maintenance programme for this financial year is set to be approved on September 11 as part of the Local Transport Capital Programme report.

The investment includes a total of £1.8million being spent on Barnsley’s roads, £750,000 on footpaths and £250,000 for the maintenance and enhancement of the town centre in order to build upon the impact of the work already completed around the Town Hall.

New and improved wheelchair crossings will be installed to improve access for people with mobility problems.

"We know that the severe winter weather we've experienced recently has taken its toll on the conditions of the borough’s roads," said Cllr Roy Miller.

"It's good that we're in a position to make these improvements by the end of March."

Works listed in the report include areas across the borough. These have been determined by focussing on the areas of most need first, and considering input from local members, who've been talking to local residents.

What do you think? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by A Nonnie Mouse on Tuesday September 3 2013 at 17:19
Roy's at it again..... March of which year Roy???
£3.9 Million improvement programme.....

£1.8 million on the roads plus £750,000 on the pavements plus £250,000 on the town hall improvements that have been finished using that other £5 million leaves a total projected spend of..... £2.8 million.........

Roy, where has the other £1.1 million disappeared to? Is this creative accounting for beginners???

Reply Posted by Terry on Tuesday September 3 2013 at 17:23
OK and what about the surrounding villages?? There are some that are just a pot hole mine field. Example Bly Road, Darfield from Junction of Barnsley Road near old Co-Op is just like a shaker ride at the feast!!! It's not pot hole filling's it needs its a total resurfacing of the road!!

Reply Posted by Paul on Tuesday September 3 2013 at 19:02
An investment now , we pay our taxes .. March means if any money is left at the end of the tax year we will rush and bodge are way to as many pot holes as we can , usually old pot holes that av been patched last year , as for council doin road surfaces , we have a problem .

Reply Posted by criseldon on Tuesday September 3 2013 at 19:17
Lets hope they make a better job of this money than the farse that is wakefield road currant closed inbound alone with old mill lane been shut one way has caused nothing but agroe.. i own a buisness on wakey road and we are basically a island without any boats at moment

Reply Posted by A Nonnie Mouse on Monday September 9 2013 at 10:09
Roy Miller is the man in charge of this project and his e-mail is on the council website. I would recommend dropping him a phone call or e-mail about this. BY the way have you noticed that the signs saying 10 weeks for the works have disappeared and the council has put up a notice of road closure on its own website saying they will go on until 30 November (now 13 weeks). Just thought you ought to know.

Reply Posted by lol on Wednesday September 4 2013 at 07:36
Its all due to learning [how to frack]

Reply Posted by charlotte on Wednesday September 4 2013 at 08:33
I had a car accident due to pot holes and when i tried to get money back from the council they said that it's not their fault and the roads are maintained monthly, when there not they are left for months and months before anything is done, eventually when it is they pour a bit of tarmac into the hole and think it solves the problem.

Reply Posted by A Nonnie Mouse on Monday September 9 2013 at 10:12
WAB has posted Roy Millers comments about Pot Holes before, he claims that they are filled in on a regular basis. HOw many of the districts roads now have not only pot holes but also great long cracks opening up where both the top surface and sub surface of the road are failing. These need a full resurface with remedial work on the sub structure not just filling.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Wednesday September 4 2013 at 17:44
The council are having to spend all this money because of the years of neglect. It's only because of the amount of public dissatisfaction with Labour councillors over this issue that anything is getting done at all. The roads will probably be sorted out by next May's elections.???

Reply Posted by Gordon Brown on Thursday September 12 2013 at 08:52
Incompetence , we just had our road resurfaced again - they only did it last year! When I requested an explanation I just got a stony silence.......

Reply Posted by LOL on Friday September 20 2013 at 08:30