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Work starts to improve Junction 36 congestion

Thursday July 14 2016

The Mayor (middle) attended the ceremony The Mayor (middle) attended the ceremony

MAJOR roadworks that will help improve congestion around Junction 36 and Birdwell have begun. 

An official ground breaking ceremony for the Major Road Infrastructure works scheme - which was attended by the Mayor - took place earlier today to mark the start of the work.

Barnsley Council says the £17m scheme, funded by the Sheffield City Region Investment fund, will see a major realignment of the road system around J36, including the construction of two new roundabouts and traffic signals.

A direct link from the motorway onto the local road network will also be put in place, which will reduce existing traffic congestion at the A61 Birdwell roundabout and cut down journey times.

The council also says the changes will open the gateway to future opportunities and support plans to grow the local economy.

The work is expected to last 78 weeks.

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Reply Posted by Max on Friday July 15 2016 at 06:02
MAJOR roadworks that will help improve congestion by causing months of congestion! It started this week near the Rockingham community centre, Traffic lights causing queue back into the roundabout- why?

Reply Posted by Ackerman on Friday July 15 2016 at 07:23
Did i read right 78 weeks? Delays galore.

Reply Posted by Jacko on Monday July 18 2016 at 12:53
There was never an issue until the traffic lights appeared.

Get rid of those and all will be good again.

Reply Posted by Rambo on Tuesday July 19 2016 at 11:01
Follwing the success of Staifoot Roundabout and the Wakefield road debacle Barnsley MBC are now embarking on improvements to the M1 roundabout at Birdwell. Perhaps their trying to turn Barnsley into a No--Go zone.!!

Reply Posted by gavelar on Tuesday July 19 2016 at 12:49
78 weeks, that gives roy miller plenty of time to get his excuses ready when it's not finished 52 weeks late.

I seem to remember Wakefield road not getting finished due to Japanese knot weed and bats and had nothing to do with the fact the council didn't own the land they were trying to tarmac.

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