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Town's Worst Roads To Be Resurfaced Thanks To Government Grant

Tuesday March 25 2014

Where are the town's worst roads? Where are the town's worst roads?

BARNSLEY'S worst road surfaces will be fixed after the council were awarded £606,045 to tackle its problematic potholes.

Councils across the country will receive their share of £183.5 million which the government has made available to help repair local roads damaged by the severe winter.

The money, which will be added to the council's existing road maintenance budget, has been 'welcomed' by Coun Roy Miller, cabinet spokesman for development, environment and culture.

He said: "Part of the money will be used to resurface the worst condition roads on our network on a prioritised basis, and part used to carry out cheaper preventative treatments on roads in reasonable condition.

"The maintenance programme for 2014/15 is currently being finalised for submission to cabinet early in the new financial year."

Which roads should be prioritised? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by roadtax payer on Tuesday March 25 2014 at 10:27
try the A628 from penistone to millhouse green and the B6273 from middlecliffe to southmoor roundabout.....that'll do for starters

Reply Posted by blue sky on Saturday March 29 2014 at 16:48
Why pay for a western country road ?

Reply Posted by bananas on Tuesday March 25 2014 at 10:55
just put darn what roads dunt want seeing to. easier.

Reply Posted by JustSayin' on Tuesday March 25 2014 at 15:59
That Bananas is probably the hardest thing to do. Virtually ALL streets which have not had resurfacing done in the last 12 months need replacing (repairs don't work). Maybe if the council made the private companies who bodge things up after roadworks liable for repairs for 5 years after they did the work then the roads wouldn't be in such a state anyway.

Reply Posted by Ray on Tuesday March 25 2014 at 10:59
Eastgate. I was laughing the other week pothole men came to mend the patchwork quilt and was scratching his head. the filled potholes have potholes on that street I reckon it's one of the worst in the country/

Reply Posted by A Nonny Rat on Wednesday March 26 2014 at 09:39
My exact thoughts - it looks like the battle of the Somme took place there...

Reply Posted by rayvon on Monday March 31 2014 at 20:32
I got the response below when I told them about eastgate over three years ago...

I have to agree that on our worst first policy this location would have been resurfaced many years ago. However external funding is hopefully being provided to carry out some environmental improvements including repaving the footways and carriageways. This is what we are calling advanced public realm works

There has been some delay in getting this funding but the latest indications are that it will be available in the next financial year (starting 1st April 2011)

Reply Posted by anon on Tuesday March 25 2014 at 11:33
Newsome avenue wombwell desparately needs doing

Reply Posted by x on Friday March 28 2014 at 23:08
Yes newsome ave. Iv worked on the buses for 11 years and that road has always been the same. Its horrible should have done the road nevermind the pavement

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Tuesday March 25 2014 at 12:49
Well done to the Government for making these funds available to Barnsley. The big question now is, will Barnsley Council spend the money wisely and in an efficient manner?

Reply Posted by Richard on Tuesday March 25 2014 at 13:11
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA - that's a good one!

When have Barnsley Council EVER been wise with their spending (apart from what directly benefits themselves and their own families)?

The more money Barnsley Council gets, the more money they have to WASTE.

Reply Posted by hoyland red on Tuesday March 25 2014 at 17:36
Oh yes, well done to the coalition for their draconian cuts in public spending - still, London seemed to be bustling when I was there a few weeks ago - completely removed from reality springs to mind!

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Wednesday March 26 2014 at 19:15
Have you not heard that the country is on the verge of bankruptcy and that substantial economies have to be made? This has come about after years of spending significantly more than we have been earning, especially under the last Labour government.

Reply Posted by hoyland red on Wednesday March 26 2014 at 19:33
No can't say I've heard that. Will we all be in it together or will the common man just be sh.t on again?

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Thursday March 27 2014 at 09:32
I am a 'common man' as you put it, although I don't feel that the government have ---- on me. Am I detecting a touch of envy on your part for some reason

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Thursday March 27 2014 at 10:14
YOU do realise that the coalition have spent MORE money in 3 and a bit years than what Labour did in 13 don't you?
The Tories tell us they are cutting the "deficit" by their "flagship" welfare reforms but will have spent 1TRILLION By the time the next general election.
1 TRILLION equates to 70% GDP, so there doing a fantastic job aren't they?

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Thursday March 27 2014 at 11:47
Your 'facts' are incorrect. This government has cut the deficit (but not far enough) although the debt of the country will continue to rise until such time as the deficit has been eliminated and moved in to surplus.

Reply Posted by David Birkett on Tuesday March 25 2014 at 14:24
Park Rd and Cemetery Rd. These are two major roads and are like ploughed fields.

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Tuesday March 25 2014 at 15:40
george street hoyland never seen tarmac its seen plenty of my knee cap skin tho.

Reply Posted by Littleoldlady on Tuesday March 25 2014 at 17:45
The roads of Barnsley are a complete joke, more potholes than actual rd. How come some areas in the country are better at looking after the roads than others?

Reply Posted by A Nonny Rat on Wednesday March 26 2014 at 09:40
... more expenses for Cllr Miller, what do you think "a nonny mouse"...

Reply Posted by Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know on Wednesday March 26 2014 at 09:43
The council should get their facts right, they are not "POT HOLES" they are wear & tear, or bad workmanship when road was built or repaired. POT HOLES are what the Romans use to suffer when Brits dug up the stone off their roads to get clay to make pots, hence "POT HOLES". Just get the roads fixed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply Posted by spike on Wednesday March 26 2014 at 09:52
engine lane on the bend where there was a fatal accident not long since

Reply Posted by hi on Wednesday March 26 2014 at 10:22
they will do the roads they are nice to drive on then yes you got it they start to dig it back up weeks after to repair sumat it will never change,it would be nice for them to get everything sorted out resurface all roads then leave them alone ,

Reply Posted by Anon on Wednesday March 26 2014 at 21:19
About time they fixed them.

Reply Posted by Mrt8 on Thursday March 27 2014 at 09:19
Depends how they fix them, barnsley council method seems to be dump a bit of tar on it, then reverse the wagon over it

Reply Posted by UKIP on Thursday March 27 2014 at 18:46
I'm with the common man ,,the roads around barnsley are down to BMBC or barnsley labour ...we haven't been on austerity cuts for the past 20yrs..

Reply Posted by A nonnie mouse on Friday March 28 2014 at 20:36
A couple of years ago Councillor Miller raved about a new gadget which could survey, clean, fill and finish a repair on potholes simply by being driven over the pothole? The council invested in it but since then has anyone seen it in action? All I've seen are scruffy vans & 2 workmen battering a shovel full of tarmac into holes with the back of a spade.
2 months ago BMBC closed a section of Wakefield Road between the Eastfield Arms & the Co-op at New Lodge..... result the resurfaced bit is fine but it needed doing for the next 50 yards as well to repair the potholes that they missed.
About as much use as a chocolate fireguard. ...

Reply Posted by Kfc on Friday March 28 2014 at 20:47
I hope it's not the same BMBC management and workers that have just resurfaced the stretch of road on Summer Lane Wombwell.

Surly BMBC have not been let loose with the £606k.

This road was relaid in the last 2 months but has to be TOTALLY ripped up and re done. Due to substandard and Sh@t workmanship.

Come on Calamity Miller tell us how much was wasted on the road and the costs to do it again.

Reply Posted by Kevin Anthony Steele on Friday March 28 2014 at 22:21
Howse street in Elsecar as over 10 potholes and it only about 500 meters long. One is about 8 inch deep

Reply Posted by blue sky on Saturday March 29 2014 at 16:52
It wo t get spent to the east of Barnsley even though it is planned that several thousand new homes are to be built there. Oh no it will get spent on the tory voting east or the town centre, alongside the new pavements.