A61 Wakefield Road consultation

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.  

Scheme proposals:

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.

You can read about the scheme proposals in our A61 Wakefield Road scheme proposals public consultation (PDF iconPDF 10Mb)

Our consultation

The consultation survey has now closed. 

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 will help to shape the scheme design.

Q & A sessions

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

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.  

Contact us

To contact us about the consultation please email communications@sypte.co.uk or call Traveline on 01709 51 51 51.