The chicanes throughout the villages of Little Houghton, Middlecliffe and Billingley were installed following a fatal collision to help prevent speeding throughout the villages.
However, one Darfield ward councillor claims the measures are ‘no longer fit for purpose’ after noticing traffic had come to a standstill in recent months - leading to queuing near a busy roundabout.
“I understand the chicanes were installed following a collision, however they are no longer fit for purpose,” said Coun Kevin Osborne.
“Since they have been installed, the ASOS warehouse has been built which is a significant employer in the area.
“This means that Little Houghton, Middlecliffe and Billingley now experience four rush hours in a day - the two when work starts and ends, and two for the first and last delivery from ASOS.
“The volume of traffic has caused significant traffic issues, leading to a bottleneck right onto cathill roundabout which isn’t ideal.
“It has also caused issues in Billingley as commuters are using the village as a ‘go around’ to avoid the queues throughout Little Houghton and Middlecliffe.”
Along with Barnsley East MP Stephanie Peacock, Kevin sent out a survey to local residents to discover whether residents want the chicanes removed to allow faster traffic flow.
Stephanie said: “I was pleased to assist Coun Osborne in delivering his consultation leaflet at the weekend.
“Kevin is proving himself to be a really hard working councillor for Darfield who is putting the needs of his residents first.
“It was one of his pre-election pledges to consult on this issue and it’s great to see him carry out this promise.”