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Answers expected over Penistone's road problems

Squareabout: A bus enters Penistone's one way system.
Squareabout: A bus enters Penistone's one way system.
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Barnsley Council’s highways chief is expected to attend a meeting in Penistone next month where a wide range of issues affecting the town’s roads network are expected to be raised.

Barnsley Council’s highways chief is expected to attend a meeting in Penistone next month where a wide range of issues affecting the town’s roads network are expected to be raised.

Head of highways Steve Crofts was invited to Penistone Town Council to explain Barnsley Council’s policies and performance in dealing with roads in the district, following a long-running series of concerns about the town centre and beyond.

Major concerns in the area include pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and the condition of roads in some parts of the district.

The town centre has a ‘squareabout’ one way system around Market Street, Shrewsbury Road and Church Street, installed to try to improve traffic flow.

But a new pelican crossing promised as part of that change never materialised, with town councillors told underground services meant it would have been impossible to install at the planned position.

There have been collisions and near-misses involving pedestrians in the town centre area and a 20mph zone has been suggested as a potential solution to reducing that risk, but there has been no progress reported back to the town council.

Deteriorating carriageways have also become a focus of concern in the area, with a stretch of Huddersfield Road near Penistone Grammar School attracting particular attention because of the number and extent of potholes there.

They have been patched up rather than the carriageway being resurfaced.

Mr Crofts is expected to attend the town council’s meeting on Monday July 16.