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Thousands Of Locals Asked Opinions On Roads

Tuesday July 10 2012

MORE than 4,000 locals will be asked to give their opinion on Barnsley's roads this month.

A random selection of 4,500 residents will be asked to take part in the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction Survey and will be asked to give their views.

Coun Roy Miller said: “There are clear benefits to conducting a public survey in this way. As well as providing excellent value for money, it also enables everyone involved to identify areas of best practice and spot national, regional and local trends.”

The results can be used to help the council prioritise work programmes.

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Reply Posted by Becky on Tuesday July 10 2012 at 11:28
Summer Lane from the hospital down to stocks lane is full of potholes. I would hate to be a patient in the pack of an ambulance going over that bit of road.

Reply Posted by Robert Warburton on Tuesday July 10 2012 at 11:30
The roads are akin to a blocked artery. They are slowly, but surely dying, and with it, the network of the UK will grind to an halt! This government is not investing in the roads, it prefers to charge an already extortionate fee in road taxes from business and public, without any investment for the restoration of our roads. Roads in eastern block Albania are better kept...

Reply Posted by John Wood on Tuesday July 10 2012 at 12:06
If you travel outside of the borough, say on a day trip out to the coast..
On the return journey, It's easy to tell you are back in Barnsley.
They are forever digging them up, and patching here and there... are we using shoddy materials, or poor workmanship, because they don't seem to last.

Reply Posted by Guest on Tuesday July 10 2012 at 14:10
What happened to the wonderful new all singing & dancing pot-hole repair machine the council boasted they were buying? Just been on the road from Aldham House to Wombwell cricket club & it looks like they've been filling in holes with a shovel again.

Reply Posted by Andrew Walker on Tuesday July 10 2012 at 21:34
Its high time the council woke up and see what state the roads are in, they don't seem to be going anything about it, they just do f all.

Reply Posted by king louis on Tuesday July 10 2012 at 21:41
if they find a bit of smooth tarmac they stick some really high sharp edged speed humps on it...but most roads in the borough are ace for competition 4x4s needing practice

Reply Posted by Jamie on Wednesday July 11 2012 at 07:05
The massive amounts of potholes on Wakefield Road, just past the entrance to the Golf Club is ridiculous. Plenty of times I've bounced around like a bobble head there. As soon as you hit the Wakefield side after the speed camera, it's smooth.

Reply Posted by Richard on Saturday July 14 2012 at 18:11
It's not just potholes. It's also the quality of the repairs. Turning a pothole into a speed hump is not a quality job.

Reply Posted by Mr R on Saturday July 14 2012 at 18:20
The state of the A61 is horrendous. Especially the bottom end of Wakefield road! HGV's running over bumps & potholes almost shakes the house to bits, nevermind the pollution created by stationary vehicles due to the (Quality Corridor) roadworks. Whilst on that subject....why spend such a vast amount of money (tens of millions!) on a diversion for the Burton Rd junction, which isn't going to be blocked off now after all!! The land could've been bought off Wickes and therefore widening the road by that means. All the cash left over from that could have gone towards resurfacing. Total waste!!! But not surprised at all..

Reply Posted by Dave on Saturday July 14 2012 at 20:06
I would love to know when they intend to finish the A61 near the ASDA. It has been left in the same state of half-finished for months now. I live on Wakefield road and the trucks going past really rattle the house.

Reply Posted by paul on Sunday July 15 2012 at 13:32
Can somebody explain to me why loads of money is pumped into repairing pavements but you never see main roads being maintained. Penistone roads are in a shocking state not to sure if Penistone comes under the Barnsley district.