Barnsley: Road widening works in Old Mill Lane are beginning

Matt O’Neill, executive director for growth and sustainability at Barnsley Council, said: “The improvements offered by SYMCA (South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority)’s work at Old Mill Lane will be of great benefit to our residents and the surrounding area. businesses. to address the long-term congestion issues affecting the area.”

He said it is such a “vital route” and they appreciated that the initial road and lane closures would cause some disruption.

“Further updates will follow as work progresses and changes take shape throughout the year,” he added.

A cycle and pedestrian path will also be created on either side of the carriageway, and the bridge over the River Dearne will be widened by approximately 7 meters to accommodate the additional lanes.

According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, a planning report said the plan was necessary because the route suffered from “congestion, significant delays and variations in journey times for buses and general traffic”.

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