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Delays expected as roadworks announced
SEVERAL roads around the area will be closed over the coming weeks due to roadworks.
Carriageway resurfacing work will take place on Nicholas Lane, Goldthorpe from today (Tuesday) for approximately four days.
A road closure will be in place each day between Barnsley Road and the Household Waste Recycling Centre from 8am to 5pm. The road will re-open after 5pm.
The works will include replacement of the worn carriageway and installation of new road...
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Bus changes due to road closure
STAGECOACH buses will be unable to reach a number of stops between Goldthorpe and Thurnscoe this week.
From Tuesday until Friday, Nicholas Lane will be closed between 8am and 5pm.
A spokesperson for Stagecoach said: “While the road closure is in place buses on the 226 are not able to reach stops on Nicholas Lane, Thurnscoe Bridge Lane and Shepherd Lane in both directions.
“Your nearest alternative stops are on Fields End...
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Delays expected with new roadworks ahead
ROADWORK ROUND-UP: Several areas will be affected by new repair work in the coming days.
Motorists have been warned to expect delays in the town centre next week. Peel Street will be the subject of work by Northern Powergrid between Monday and Wednesday. Delays are likely whilst traffic control measures are in place.
A number of Dodworth roads will be closed overnight for approximately one week, starting from Sunday. Station Road, High Street,...
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M1 delay warning
MOTORISTS are being warned to expect delays on the M1 near Barnsley over the next week.
From 9am on Monday until 3.30pm on May 23, a lane will be closed on junction 38 northbound for general cleaning and maintenance.
Delays of around ten minutes are expected.
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Warning of roadwork delays
THERE are likely to be some delays on the road in the coming days as several roadworks get underway.
MOTORISTS are being warned to expect delays in Darfield for two weeks. From May 12 until May 26, Edderthorpe Lane – from Rose Tree Avenue to Storrs Mill Lane – will be closed for resurfacing works. Barnsley Council will undertake the works with ‘delays likely’.
MOTORISTS have been warned delays are likely once Lee...
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Road closure confirmed for Old Mill Lane widening scheme
WORK will now begin on the Old Mill Lane Widening Scheme this Sunday with a road closure from Harborough Hill Road to Old Tannery Road, between 7pm and 6am.
An alternative route will be available during the closure via Old Tannery Road, Burton Road, Rotherham Road, Pontefract Road, Harborough Hill Road.
Following the overnight closure, the road will reopen with two lanes of traffic instead of three for approximately ten weeks.
This...
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Road improvements must include Cundy Cross – council leader
COUNCIL bosses have admitted that congestion at Stairfoot roundabout is a ‘problem’ – and that they know they will also have to undertake work at Cundy Cross.
The A635 Stairfoot and Cundy Cross scheme will reconfigure the roundabout and its connecting entry and exit lanes.
The proposed plans for the scheme include several key enhancements, including straightening the approach to the roundabout from Wombwell Lane and Bleachcroft Way, widening entry and exit lanes,...
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Update on Old Mill Lane roadworks
BARNSLEY Council has announced a u-turn on road and lane closures at Old Mill Lane over the coming days.
An original announcement said that there will be a road closure from Harborough Hill Road to Old Tannery Road, from 7pm until 6am tomorrow and then the road would reopen with two lanes of traffic instead of three for approximately ten weeks..
However, yesterday the council said: “We have since been advised by the contractor...
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Old Mill Lane closures announced
ROAD and lane closures have been announced as part of the Old Mill Lane Widening Scheme.
On Sunday there will be a road closure from Harborough Hill Road to Old Tannery Road, from 7pm until 6am.
An alternative route will be available during the closure via Old Tannery Road, Burton Road, Rotherham Road, Pontefract Road and Harborough Hill Road.
Following Sunday’s overnight closurel, the road will reopen with two lanes of traffic...
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Road to remain closed due to wall collapse
A PENISTONE road will remain closed until next week.
Huddersfield Road, near Penistone Grammar School, was closed last Thursday due to a dangerous structure after the partial collapse of a wall next to the footpath and the council has announced it will remain shut for a further week.
The current diversion and temporary pedestrian walkway will stay as they are while the road remains closed. Barriers are in place to keep pedestrians away from...
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Health hub car park extension plan gets go-ahead
PLANS to extend a car park at one of the town’s major health hubs to meet demand have been approved by the council.
The 110-space car park at Priory Campus, in Lundwood, will become a 148-space site.
A report states: “The applicants are looking to re-use some vacant land within their ownership to accommodate additional parking spaces required for the efficient running and operating of Priory Centre.
“An existing car park exists,...
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Appeal for patience as road scheme picks up pace
BARNSLEY Council bosses have asked drivers for patience with delays expected over the next ten weeks whilst one of the main routes into the town centre drops to two lanes.
Work on the Old Mill Lane widening scheme has picked up pace and this will include a new bus lane, cycle paths, the relocation of a bus shelter, the removal of Asda’s recycling centre and Kaye Pepper’s memorial, who died on July 13, 1996....
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Delays expected due to roadworks
RESIDENTS in Monk Bretton are being warned to expect delays this week.
At 9.30am tomorrow (Tuesday), temporary traffic lights will be erected on Rotherham Road until 2pm on Thursday. Gas company Cadent will be working at the site.
Barnsley Council also announced that Burton Road between Old Tannery Way and Newlyn Drive will be closed from 7am on Tuesday for repairs to the road and pavement following work over the weekend by Yorkshire...
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Road to be closed after bank holiday
TEMPORARY traffic lights will remain in place over Easter weekend following a burst water main in Monk Bretton, yesterday.
Barnsley Council says that Yorkshire Water is continuing to deal with the problem on Burton Road between Old Tannery Way and Newlyn Drive.
Following repairs to the water main, the road will be closed again from 7am on Tuesday April 2 so repairs to the road and pavement can be completed safely.
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Council 'dedicated to improving roads'
BARNSLEY Council has said that extensive work has been carried out over the last financial year through the accelerated Highways Capital Programme.
The council says that a £20 million investment has made significant improvements to the roads in a number of key areas across the borough.
Work that has been completed as part of the scheme includes:
Carriageway resurfacing at the A628 Westway and Townend Roundabout.
Carriageway resurfacing, including drainage repairs, minor...
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Two dead and seven with serious injuries after Barugh Green crash
TWO people have died and seven more are in hospital with serious injuries after a road traffic collision in Barugh Green this afternoon.
Police were called at 2pm to reports of a collision involving multiple vehicles at the Barugh Green crossroads junction.
A police spokesman said: “Officers are currently attending alongside the fire and ambulance services. Two people have sadly been pronounced dead at the scene.
“A further seven people are receiving...
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Bikers urged to undergo crucial 'skills check-up'
SOUTH Yorkshire Police are encouraging Barnsley motorcyclists to take part in a crucial 'skills check-up'.
Motorcyclists are vulnerable road users and sadly continue to represent a high proportion of those seriously injured or killed on the country’s roads.
Keen to increase safety of motorcyclists and reduce casualties, South Yorkshire Police motorcycle officers are taking part in Bike Safe; a national police-run motorcycle safety initiative which encourages anyone looking to improve their riding and...
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'No waiting' plan goes to public consultation
PLANS to issue a ‘no waiting at any time’ restriction on a busy Hemingfield street have gone to public consultation.
If approved, the restriction will be on Cemetery Road and Lady Croft Lane. It comes after planning permission was granted in 2017 for a new development of 20 houses with a new access from Cemetery Road.
As part of the planning consent, conditions were imposed to protect the visibility at the new access...
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Busy road to remain closed over weekend
A BUSY section of road which was closed yesterday morning following a burst water main will remain shut over the weekend while repairs are carried out.
Traffic chaos has ensued on Grange Lane, Cundy Cross, with diversions put in place while Yorkshire Water engineers fix the underground pipe and damaged road. The incident occurred at about 4am and Yorkshire Water has apologised for the inconvenience.
A spokesperson said: “There was damage to the...
A section of Grange Lane after a burst water main early this morning. Picture: Carl Hammond
Busy section of Barnsley road still closed after burst water main
DELAYS continue and a diversion is in place as a section of a busy Barnsley road remains closed after a burst water main in the early hours of this morning.
Many motorists reported problems in this morning's rush hour and Yorkshire Water has apologised for the inconvenience caused.
Yorkshire Water says that work is underway to complete a repair on the 600mm main and the road closure will remain in place to allow...
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Warning of expected roadwork delays
ROADWORKS are likely to cause delays at several locations over the next few days.
Utility works in Wombwell are set to cause delays today. Temporary traffic lights will be situated on Barnsley Road for Openreach works. A notice states that delays are likely.
Delays are also likely in Shafton over the next few weeks as the council undertake road safety work. High Street, outside Shafton Primary Academy, will see 20mph signage placed outside –...
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M1 closed in both directions as police hunt suspect
THE M1 was closed in both directions between Junctions 37 and 38 earlier this afternoon as police tried to locate a suspect.
Officers were called at around 12.15pm following reports that a man armed with a baseball bat had damaged a property and a vehicle on Ballfield Lane in Kexborough.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "The man later fled towards the M1 and reportedly went on the hard shoulder near junction 38. ...
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M1 overnight closures announced
SEVERAL overnight closures on the M1 have been announced over the next week to allow for repairs and improvement work.
Motorists are being warned to expect slight delays on the M1 near Barnsley tonight.
From 9pm until 5am tomorrow, the slip road at junction 37 southbound will be closed for carriageway repairs. Delays of under ten minutes are anticipated.
Also, motorists are being told to expect delays of around ten minutes when the...
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'Visionary' plan to tackle congestion hotspots
A TWO-YEAR ‘visionary project’ is set to start next year to improve congestion at Stairfoot roundabout and other problem areas.
The council announced the launch of the A635 Stairfoot and Cundy Cross scheme last week after a borough-wide travel consultation placed the snag points as the worst in the town.
The survey which was carried out last summer highlighted that Stairfoot roundabout, Cundy Cross’ junctions and Doncaster Road, which is also on the A635,...
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Call for action over potholes
​​A LOCAL councillor has called on the local authority to support areas other than the town centre after noting the sheer number of potholes in his ward.
Coun Chris Wray, who represents the Dodworth ward, said that motorists in Gilroyd and Higham are often negatively impacted by potholes.
He recently reported one of the potholes on The Link, in Gilroyd – and is hopeful that more can be done to ensure the roads...
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Road safety move following injuries
A COUNCILLOR has vowed to work with authorities to improve road safety in his ward - after two recent collisions injured pedestrians.
Coun Phil Lofts, who represents the Old Town ward, has been working with the council following a number of collisions on Pogmoor Road.
The accidents, which injured both pedestrians and motorists, have also caused damage to a roadside building - as well as adding congestion close to Barnsley Hospital’s Gawber Road...
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Warning of M1 delays
DRIVERS using the M1 between Junction 37 and 38 are being warned of possible peak time congestion until midweek.
Lane three in both the northbound and southbound carriageways are likely to be closed until Wednesday evening as important safety barrier repairs continue.
National Highways had hoped to start and finish the work at the weekend but has been delayed by the stormy weather and the repairs will now need to continue this week. ...
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Motorway junction closure causes Barnsley delays
DRIVERS are being urged to make extra time for their journey after an accident has caused congestion to Tankersley.
An oil spillage occurred on the M1 between Junction 34 and Junction 35 this morning.
The section of motorway was closed by Highways England, but traffic has built up towards surrounding junctions.
Barnsley commuters are being urged to make extra time for their journey, or choose an alternative route to avoid the traffic....
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This week's roadworks (w/c April 12)
IT'S the start of a new week, and that means more roadworks have been scheduled. Here's our comprehensive guide to how that could affect roads near you.
Manor Occupation road will be closed for 60 metres wither side of house number five from April 20 while a manhole is replaces. The work will last for one day and motorists are asked to use Summer Lane, High Street, or Oakwood Road as an alternate route....
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Snow Updates - Jan 14
IT'S snowing and has already put down a fair amount in the past few hours.
Here we will update with school closures and any disruption to travel routes as we find them.
Let us know of any difficult roads, school closures, or travel announcements and we will do our best to share what we know.
Schools (Updated 11.15am)
Outwood Academy Shafton - CLOSED (Afternoon only) (Updated 9.02am)
Oxspring Primary School - CLOSED Updated 9.02am)...
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Road closed after burst water pipe
CEMETERY Road will be closed today following a burst water pipe over the weekend.
Yesterday (January 10) a water pipe burst at the Sheffield Road crossroads near Doncaster Road.
This caused damage to a gas pipe and cut power to the traffic signals.
Yorkshire water confirmed yesterday that works to repair the water pipe are on hold while the gas pipe is fixed.
In order to repair the damage, Cemetary Road...
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Stay safe in the snow
IT'S SNOWING!
The weather has taken a cold turn and it's been snowing throughout the night and into the morning.
Us here at We Are Barnsley want to urge every one to take care when out-and-about and to drive carefully if you do need to travel - espeically in the higher parts of Barnsley.
Gritters were deployed from 6pm last night (December 28) and will continue gritting the roads until the snow...
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Road closure in Worsbrough Dale
A ROAD in Worsbrough Dale is set close tomorrow (November 27) for water works.
Residents on Station Road have been urged to take caution following upcoming road works that will take place overnight.
Yorkshire Water will begin work tomorrow which is due to finish on Saturday (November 28).
A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “We just want to let you know that we are aware of how inconvenient roadworks can be.
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M1 at a standstill after incident
WE have received information that traffic has come to a standstill on the M1, which could cause delays while travelling.
Highways England confirmed today (November 23) that traffic has been temporarily stopped from J37 (Barnsley, Manchester) to J38 (Huddersfield) southbound.
This is due to a traffic collision.
In a tweet, Highways England said: “Traffic has been released in lane one, however lanes two and three remain closed.
“Please allow extra time...
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Work to tackle Tanksersley congestion
WORKS to ease traffic and congestion issues at a roundabout in Tankersley will begin at the end of this month.
Highways England will begin work on the Westwood A61 roundabout, adding an extra lane to the roundabout and traffic lights to all roads approaching the roundabout aside from Maple Road.
The planned work aims to reduce congestion and delays while improving traffic flows on the roundabout, as well as enabling real-time information for...

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