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Major road improvements in Arthur Lane, Ainsworth

News   •   Mar 31, 2017 11:46 BST

Road works to improve Arthur Lane, Ainsworth will take longer than expected due to the poor condition of the road.

The works are part of a £1 million scheme by Bury Council to upgrade a number of main roads in the borough.

However, it has become apparent that Arthur Lane needs a lot more work than first anticipated.

A council spokesman said: “We had originally planned to replace the existing road surface and repair the drainage system.

“However, when we removed the road surfacing, we discovered that the actual structure of the road had failed, and we would have to dig down far deeper than expected. We therefore decided that the entire section of carriageway would have to be reconstructed. In addition, we will upgrade the drainage system and re-kerb the footways.”

The works are due to start in early April and take eight weeks to complete, during which the road will be fully closed to through traffic.

The works will be split into two phases. The first phase will involve the reconstruction of the carriageway between Bury Old Road and Arthur Lane Nurseries, with the second phase starting at Arthur Lane Nurseries and ending at Veterans Farm. During the road closure, access to Arthur Lane Nurseries will be maintained at all times.

Drivers heading from Ainsworth to the Hardy Mill Road area of Bolton will have to use the diversion route though Top o’ th’ Brow.


Press release issued: 31 March 2017.