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.”