Raikes Lane and Manchester Rd improvement scheme to start soon

Photo credit Peter Entwistle


A scheme to improve the junction of Manchester Road and Raikes Lane will start on Monday, June 20th.

Bolton Council will be making changes to the junction to increase capacity, improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.

As part of this scheme the traffic signals will be upgraded, a dedicated left turn lane into Raikes Lane will be introduced, and the junction will be resurfaced.

The whole scheme is expected to take four months to complete subject to weather conditions.

The junction will remain open to traffic at all times but at certain times temporary traffic signals will be in operation while work is underway, for the safety of motorists and workers on site.

Access to the Raikes Lane Recycling Centre will be maintained but drivers are warned that delays are likely.

Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Councillor Elaine Sherrington, said: “It is inevitable that there will be some disruption but we are making every effort to minimise this.

“Once this work is carried out, it will help with traffic flow and be easier to get on to Raikes Lane.

“We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused to residents and road users.”

Residents and businesses will be able to access their properties during the work and are being informed of the plans.

For further information about the scheme, contact the council’s customer helpline on 01204 336677 or by e-mail at highways@bolton.gov.uk.

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