Barnsley Council to consider raft of highway improvements

Barnsley Council is to consider additional work to carriageways and bridges, including drainage, traffic signals, road restraint systems, footways, cycleways, street lighting, road signs and markings.

A total of £13.2m was allocated for a host of projects in 2020/21, with a projected £9.9m and £8m more in 2021/22 and 2022/23 respectively.

According to the local authority’s forward plan – which includes major infrastructure projects for the next 12 months – its highways capital programme for 2022/23 will be formally agreed on March 23, according to the Barnsley Chronicle.

A report said: “The highway asset is the single highest value asset the council owns. The last reported gross replacement cost for the entire asset was £2.1bn.

“The proposed investment will make it more sustainable in the longer term and provide a better experience for highway users.”

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