A61 Wakefield Road consultation

Proposals to ease congestion and improve air quality on the A61 Wakefield Road are progressing, following planning approval of works to widen Old Mill Lane Bridge and the carriageway between Old Tannery Road and the Gyratory. This scheme will provide four traffic lanes – from the current three – with an inbound bus lane and new shared cycle paths, footways and pedestrian crossings. Works are expected to start early this year.   

We asked for your views on our proposals for the A61 Wakefield Road scheme in a public consultation held between Monday 26 July to Friday 3 September 2021.

Read a summary of the consultation feedback (PDF 1Mb)

Feedback from the consultation helped to develop our full planning application for the Scheme, which was submitted to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council on 22 October 2022 with work expected to start in summer 2023. 

Online Q&A sessions were held on Tuesday 10 August and Tuesday 17 August 2021. You can read a summary of the session in the documents below:

The A61 Wakefield Road scheme will be delivered by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and Barnsley Council and forms part of Sheffield City Region’s £166 million Transforming Cities Fund.