Pothole-ridden Blackrod road to get £62,000 repairs

The section of Chorley Road known as Blackrod Brow

A close-up of one of the potholes

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

ONE of the worst roads in Blackrod will have £62,000 spent on it to repair the potholes.

The work will be carried out on a section of Chorley Road known locally as Blackrod Brow, which connects the centre of the village with the A6.

The money has been provided after a successful lobbying campaign by Horwich and Blackrod ward councillors who persuaded Bolton Council that the crucial link road needed urgent attention.

The work will be paid for using a combination of the council’s highways budget for patching classified roads, and the Blackrod and Horwich North East area forum budget.

There will also be resurfacing work carried out on other small sections of some of the worst roads and pavements in Horwich and Blackrod.

Cllr Stephen Pickup said: “I am delighted that we have been able to invest a significant sum of money in the infrastructure in Blackrod.

"Blackrod Brow is a main road into the village and has been deteriorating for a number of years.

"Bolton Council has a limited budget for carriageway resurfacing but, along with my ward colleagues, I have been able to argue our case and tap into this funding, which will make a big difference.”

The resurfacing will follow recent improve-ments to the junction of Greenbarn Way and Manchester Road.

Ward councillor Ann Cunliffe said: “No one likes disruption but this will make a huge difference when it is finished.”

The work, which is due to start within the next month has been welcomed by Blackrod residents.

David Brandwood, aged 60, of Blackhorse Avenue uses the road every day.

He said: “There are terrible potholes all over Blackrod but I drive down Chorley Road every day and it is very rough indeed.

“It is one of the worst and cars could be getting badly damaged.

“I certainly welcome the news that it is being resurfaced — it is about time.”

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3:47pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

Too Little Too Late
Too Little Too Late Jim271
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8:41pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Brumas says...

Please Note, no input from Blackrod Town Council. Not done at their insistance, what again is the point of having Town Council's.
Please Note, no input from Blackrod Town Council. Not done at their insistance, what again is the point of having Town Council's. Brumas
  • Score: -1

10:45am Fri 31 Jan 14

filthy6 says...

I drive up &down it pretty much every day - it ain't the worst road around
I drive up &down it pretty much every day - it ain't the worst road around filthy6
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4:32pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Steve l says...

Brumas wrote:
Please Note, no input from Blackrod Town Council. Not done at their insistance, what again is the point of having Town Council's.
Brum ****, you really should not take the point that Blackrod Council are not mentioned in the news piece,as Blackrod Council nothaving an input. Blackrod Council have raised the state of the road nearly every month for well over a year. I understand that the the improvement has come as a result of a grant and a needs assessment rather than any political campaigning - but I would think that the monthly correspondence and regular meetings with the relevant council officers, by Blackrod Council have played a significant part in this significant improvement.
[quote][p][bold]Brumas[/bold] wrote: Please Note, no input from Blackrod Town Council. Not done at their insistance, what again is the point of having Town Council's.[/p][/quote]Brum ****, you really should not take the point that Blackrod Council are not mentioned in the news piece,as Blackrod Council nothaving an input. Blackrod Council have raised the state of the road nearly every month for well over a year. I understand that the the improvement has come as a result of a grant and a needs assessment rather than any political campaigning - but I would think that the monthly correspondence and regular meetings with the relevant council officers, by Blackrod Council have played a significant part in this significant improvement. Steve l
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