Bridge work to cause chaos for drivers

DRIVERS are being warned they could face traffic chaos when roads as closed so “vital”

improvements can be carried out on two bridges.

Astley Lane Bridge and Eagley Bridge will both be refurbished from Monday and both projects will lead to road closures.

Both bridges will be closed to traffic while work is under way and council chiefs have said they will make every effort to minimise disruption.

The work to Astley Lane Bridge will take about eight weeks.

Vehicles which need to get to nearby businesses and homes will be diverted along Astley Lane, which is currently pedestrian use only.

Temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Astley Lane.

The work to Eagley Bridge will take about nine weeks.

While Eagley Bridge is closed Hough Lane, which is usually closed to traffic, will be opened for access to Eagley Mills. Hough Lane will be gritted when necessary depending on the weather.

Once the work has finished Hough Lane will be closed and Eagley Bridge will reopen to traffic.

Work will then continue for a further two weeks under the main bridge and on the footbridge.

Motorists will not be affected but pedestrian access will be limited.

Diversions will be in operation and signposted for this scheme.

People should contact Bolton Council’s helpline on 01204 336677 for further information.

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10:46am Sat 5 Jan 13

oftbewildered2 says...

why will this work cause 'chaos'? If alternative routes are identified and signposted, then while there might be some delays, why is this considered by the BN to be 'chaos'? The work has to be done. - unfortunately we must bear with the situation while it is carried out.
why will this work cause 'chaos'? If alternative routes are identified and signposted, then while there might be some delays, why is this considered by the BN to be 'chaos'? The work has to be done. - unfortunately we must bear with the situation while it is carried out. oftbewildered2

12:05pm Sun 6 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

Vital??? once again BN prints a petty mundane article and tries to make it earth shattering.As for calling the council help line, forget it,they're the ones that need the help.
Vital??? once again BN prints a petty mundane article and tries to make it earth shattering.As for calling the council help line, forget it,they're the ones that need the help. boltonnut

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