We are working on proposals to ease congestion and improve air quality on the A61 Wakefield Road between the Old Mill Lane/A61 gyratory north of Barnsley town centre, and Carlton Road in Barnsley.
The scheme proposes using a combination of new bus priority measures, lane widening and traffic signal changes to address congestion, improve traffic flow and encourage people to choose sustainable travel options, like buses, walking and cycling.
The A61 Wakefield Road scheme proposals include:
Phase 1: The widening of Old Mill Lane Bridge and Gyratory to accommodate four traffic lanes, an inbound bus lane and a shared cycle/pedestrian pathway on both sides of the highway
Phase 2: The widening of the carriageway between Carlton Road and Smithies Lane junctions to accommodate four traffic lanes. On Smithies Lane, the signalised junction will be reconfigured as a result of the realignment of the highway, including alterations to the pedestrian crossings and associate signals.
People who don’t have internet access can have their say on the A61 Wakefield Road scheme proposals by picking up an information pack from the Customer Service Desk at Barnsley Interchange and completing a paper questionnaire, or by calling Traveline on 01709 51 51 51 to request a copy.
The proposed A61 Wakefield Road scheme will be delivered by SYPTE and Barnsley Council and forms part of Sheffield City Region’s £166 million Transforming Cities Fund.