Drivers urged to plan ahead as major improvement works set to start

Residents and motorists are advised to plan ahead before improvement work to a major junction begins this week.

Resurfacing, traffic signal upgrades and other alterations will all be carried out at the junction of Bury Road and Crompton Way from Saturday (Feb 1) with the aim of improving traffic flow and easing congestion at this location.

Work is expected to last approximately four months and the majority of the work will take place during off-peak hours, however some road closures may be required during resurfacing.

Signal upgrades will make the junction more efficient, improve pedestrian access and ease congestion in other parts of Bolton.

Waste collections will carry on as normal during the work. In the event of road closures residents are asked to leave their bins at the nearest accessible point for vehicles.

The £600,000 project has been funded by the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal and is being delivered by Bolton Council and Transport for Greater Manchester as part of a set of wider highway improvements included within the Salford Bolton Network Improvement Programme.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Cllr Stuart Haslam, said:

“We are committed to improving our highways and these upgrades will make a crucial junction both safer and more efficient for all users.

“While every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum, some delays are inevitable, and we would like to thank Bolton residents for their patience while work is carried out.”

Source – Bolton council

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