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Roadworks To Last Longer

Tuesday September 9 2014




TROUBLESOME roadworks are going to take longer than planned - because more work has been added to the contract.

Additional safety works are being carried out on the A635 Lane Head Road at Cawthorne, under a contract Barnsley Council has with local construction company VHE Construction.

The road was already undergoing work to make the retaining wall safe, which was damaged by severe weather earlier this year.

Barnsley Council says its highway engineers took advantage of the road's closure for the works to carry out a detailed inspection of other areas of the adjacent network.

That identified further work being required including the need for repairs to other sections of the road’s retaining walls and new road reconstruction and resurfacing at some locations.

Coun Roy Miller, cabinet spokesman, said: "It makes sense both financially and operationally to add these essential works onto this scheme while the road closure has been put in place."

The additional works mean the road will hopefully now re-open two weeks later than originally planned.

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Reply Posted by Ackerman on Tuesday September 9 2014 at 19:07
Coun Roy Miller strikes again....

Reply Posted by cdm on Sunday September 14 2014 at 09:06
Or, to put it another way...

Do the work while the road is already closed and save having to close it again in the near future which the people of Barnsley will ALSO complain about.

I'm not saying the council are blameless, but it does seem like they are damned if they do, and damned if they don't. See this on many many posts on WAB...

Reply Posted by dale on Sunday September 14 2014 at 22:36
cdm, your so right. They're doomed either way but don't know why people complain. I really can't see them doing a better job myself. Id rather put up with some road works or just plan a different route like a normal person would but half of barnsley are just too stupid to think that and turn to moaning instead.