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Major road improvement works across the borough

Press release   •   Feb 11, 2020 14:15 GMT

A series of major works are coming up to improve key roads in Bury, Ramsbottom, Radcliffe and Prestwich.

Highway resurfacing will take place at nine locations as part of the extra £10 million announced for roadworks in last year’s budget.

The schemes are scheduled as follows:

  • Brandlesholme Road, Bury. Work to take place from 2 March to 28 May, between the hours of 9am and 3.30pm when traffic will be managed with two-way temporary traffic lights. The road will be open outside these times.
  • Derby Street, Prestwich. Work to last from 17 to 21 February, taking place between 9am and 4pm when the road will be closed to traffic. The road will be open at other times.
  • High Street, Walshaw. Work taking place from 29 February to 29 March at weekends only. Sections of the road will be closed to through traffic from 9am and 4pm, and open at other times.
  • Eliza Street, Ramsbottom. Works will run from 17 to 25 February and the road will be closed to through traffic between 9am and 4pm.
  • Carr Street, Ramsbottom. Work is scheduled from 24 February to 6 March, with sections of the road closed to through traffic between 9am and 4pm.
  • Ainsworth Road, Radcliffe. Work will last from 25 February to 17 March, with sections of the road closed to through traffic between 9am and 3pm.
  • Countess Lane, Radcliffe. From 17 March to 2 April, work will take place from 9am to 3pm during which traffic will be managed with two-way temporary traffic lights.
  • Tottington Road, Bury. Work will take place from 23 March to 22 April during the hours of 9am and 3pm when the traffic will be managed with two-way temporary traffic lights.
  • Bolton Road West, Ramsbottom. Works are scheduled from 30 March to 14 April, under two-way temporary traffic lights between 9am and 3pm.
  • The above dates could change due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, the weather.

    Councillor Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, said: “Improving our roads is a top priority for the council, which is why we’ve put an extra £20 million of investment into highways repairs in the last two budgets, taking advantage of low interest rates.

    “There are 660km of road in Bury and we should receive around £6 million a year from the Government to look after it rather than the £2 million we get; however, we will continue to invest in new equipment and our road network.”

    ENDS

    Press release issued: 11 February 2020.