Gas pipe work expected to delay motorists
9:27am Tuesday 15th January 2013 in News
MOTORISTS are being warned there could be delays with the start of work to install a new gas main in Bolton town centre.
Work began yesterday in Trinity Street and will continue for about six weeks.
The work is part of a wider scheme which will make Blackhorse Street open to two-way traffic to ease traffic flow around the town centre.
When all the work is complete, Blackhorse Street, from its junction with Trinity Street to its junction with Ormrod Street, will be open to motorists travelling in both directions. It is expected that Blackhorse Street will open to two-way traffic in summer.
The Trinity Street work is the first phase of the scheme and lane closures will be in place. Bolton Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, Cllr David Chadwick, said: “Trinity Street is a very well-used route in to and out of Bolton town centre and we appreciate that this work will have a considerable impact.”
“However, this essential short term inconvenience is necessary because in return we will have long term improvement when Blackhorse Street is open to two-way traffic.
“We will make every effort to minimise disruption but we would ask that drivers are patient and where possible find alternative routes.”
For more information, contact the Bolton Council customer helpline on 01204 336677.
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