A ROAD in Bolton town centre will close from today as part of a £500,000 improvement scheme.

Work is being carried out to open Blackhorse Street to two-way traffic and improve the flow of traffic around the town centre.

Blackhorse Street, from Morrisons to Great Moor Street, will be closed for three weeks while Bolton Council and utility companies complete the work.

Traffic will be diverted along Moor Lane and Ormrod Street and motorists are warned that delays are likely.

Access to Morrisons will not be affected.

Council bosses say the work is the latest part of a scheme to improve traffic flow and reduce public transport journey times.