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Road improvement works in Ainsworth

Press release   •   Feb 16, 2017 14:17 GMT

A scheme to improve an important road in Ainsworth is about to start, which will mean diversions for a short period.

Work will begin on 27 February on Arthur Lane, from its junction with Bury Old Road to just past Davenport Farm.

Kerb and drainage works will take place for two weeks, during which there will be two-way traffic signals operating, Monday to Friday. Following that, the road will be closed (except for access) for one week while the carriageway is resurfaced. This means that drivers cannot use Arthur Lane to get to Hardy Mill Road, and will be diverted to that part of Bolton through Top o’ th’ Brow.

The Arthur Lane scheme is just one of nine roads to be improved under a £1 million investment by Bury Council.

Three of the main projects to come are:

  • Railway Street and Rowlands Road (up to Summerseat Methodist School) in Summerseat – an eight-week programme to resurface the roads and tackle drainage problems, scheduled to take place during the summer school holidays.
  • Lowercroft Road – resurfacing works between the junctions of Dow Lane and Ainsworth Road.
  • Church Street West, Radcliffe – resurfacing works between the junctions with Bridgefield Street and Seymour Street.

All these road works, and associated closures and diversions, will be publicised before work starts.


Press release issued: 16 February 2017.