TWO Worsbrough councillors are asking for a speed limit reduction on a stretch of road which was the site of a recent fatal accident - despite a council manager saying it is ‘not a priority road’ for improvements.
Couns John Clarke and Roy Bowser met with Barnsley Council’s networks manager Damon Brown on Sheffield Road, Worsbrough, on Tuesday to inspect the road condition and to discuss their concerns around driving speed.
The councillors said they will be asking for a reduction in the speed limit on the road, which is currently 60mph, after the 30mph limit ends just past the Red Lion Country Inn.
“We’ve looked at the road closely today with Damon and it seems that the road and signage are in good order, there are no potholes or a lack of signage to report,” said Coun John Clarke.
“However, myself and Coun Bowser will be asking for the speed limit to be reduced as there have been a fair few accidents here in the past.
“We as local members of the council take issues like this seriously and we want something to be put in order to reduce danger.”
A 20-year-old man lost his life last month after suffering life-threatening injuries in a crash on the road - where there have been multiple accidents before, according to the councillors and networks manager.
Coun Chris Lamb, cabinet spokesperson for environment and transport, added: “"This is a very busy route and is one of the primary routes in and out of the borough.
“We know that residents are concerned about safety in this area and our officers are currently investigating these concerns and the measures that we might put in place.
“As part of this, we'll be speaking further with local councillors and residents."