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Troublesome Road Surfaces To Be Fixed

Friday June 20 2014

OVER 20 miles of Barnsley's roads will be resurfaced as part of £15.7 million worth of improvements.

Birdwell roundabout and the signalisation of junction 37 at Dodworth will also benefit from the investment.

Cabinet members approved the plans on Wednesday, giving the green light for 21 miles of roads to be rectified.

A 'worst first' basis will apply to roads which are deemed to be in need of maintenance, and preventative work will also take place on some routes to prevent them requiring more treatment in the future.

Phases one and two of the Experience Barnsley external works project were largely complete when the museum opened in June 2013, but its third phase involves transforming the streets adjacent to the Town Hall: Church Street, Shambles Street and St Mary’s Place.

It's also planned to resurface the road and footpaths along Wellington Street and part of New Street as well as environmental improvements to the grassed area next to Mandela Gardens.

Measures to improve road safety, air quality and to encourage sustainable travel are also included.

Coun Roy Miller said: "Making sure we have the right transport infrastructure in place is crucial in making sure Barnsley can facilitate growth."

What do you think to this? Are you happy to see investment being made into the town's troublesome road network? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by angela on Friday June 20 2014 at 10:06
All Rotherham rd joining all of Wakefield rd is full of pot holes, its about time something got done about it

Reply Posted by Bry on Saturday June 21 2014 at 08:55
21 miles of road? Is that all? There's probably more than that needs sorting in Wombwell alone.

Reply Posted by Onlyme on Saturday June 21 2014 at 21:58
Royston road are in a right state .

Reply Posted by bananas on Monday June 23 2014 at 09:12
wouldn't it be easier to name the roads that dunt want sorting.??

Reply Posted by Me on Monday June 23 2014 at 11:27
`Worst first` ?? Well, that narrows it down to virtually every road in the borough. It must be more economically viable to re-surface the roads, rather than pay claims out to Barnsley motorists for damage to their vehicles....prevention is better than the cure

Reply Posted by Thingybobby on Monday June 23 2014 at 21:34
ONLY 21 miles?
It's a joke!
Made worse by the report sounding like it's going to be used for tarting up around the town centre!
The roads on our cudworth estate have recently been "repaired", yet much has been missed and what has been done had to be rectified.
Barnsley is renowned for it's potholed roads and, like someone else said, it's easier to mention those which don't need repairing!