£850,000 junction work complete

An £850,000 scheme to improve the junction of Manchester Road and Raikes Lane is now complete.

The busy intersection has undergone a programme of work to increase capacity, improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.
As part of these works the traffic signals have been upgraded to function more efficiently and improve traffic flow, the junction has been resurfaced and a dedicated left turn lane into Raikes Lane introduced.

The scheme also includes new pedestrian crossings and cyclist facilities across the junction.

The work has been funded by the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal and delivered in partnership by Bolton Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) as part of the Salford Bolton Network Improvement Programme, to make the transport network more efficient.

Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Councillor Elaine Sherrington, said: “This was an important and necessary improvement programme for what is a busy junction.
“We would like to thank motorists and residents for their patience while the work has been carried out.”

Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee Councillor Andrew Fender, added: “We’re pleased to deliver improvements for all road users at the junction including a more efficient road layout and a much improved road surface. Drivers and cyclists, as well as people using public transport, will now benefit from these improvements.

“The new, improved layout of the junction will make it easier and safer for pedestrians to use as well.”

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