Drivers face disruption as key town centre road closed for resurfacing

The Bolton News: Drivers face disruption as key town centre road closed for resurfacing Drivers face disruption as key town centre road closed for resurfacing

MOTORISTS are being warned they face disruption next week as a key town centre road is closed off in the evenings for vital repair work.

Transport bosses at Bolton Council say the ground on Bridgeman Place has taken a battering during the severe winters of the last few years, meaning it has to be resurfaced.

The council has apologised in advance for any inconvenience caused to road users, and said every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum, with the majority of the work being undertaken during off-peak hours.

Cllr David Chadwick, cabinet member for highways and transport said the road was in urgent need of repair.

He added: “For the last two years the winter has caused problems with the road surface, so we need to resurface the road.

“We’re trying to minimise the disruption by carrying out the work at the weekends and evenings, but inevitably there will be some disruption — it can’t be avoided.”

From this Monday, March 3, to Friday, March 7, Bridgeman Place will be closed from 6.30pm to 7am — meaning traffic will not be able to travel down the street to join onto St Peter’s Way or Bradford Street.

Instead, diversion routs will be signposted, and Bradford Street and Lower Bridgeman Street will still remain open for traffic coming off St Peter’s Way.

Work will also take place from 7.30am to 7pm on three Sundays: March 9, 16 and 23.

Bridgeman Place will remain open but in order for work to take place safely the road will be reduced to one lane when work is being carried out.

Road users are being advised to consider alternative routes if appropriate.

During these Sundays it will also be necessary to close St Peter’s Way A666 northbound slip road. Diversion routes will be signposted.

For more information contact the council’s customer helpline on 01204 336677.

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12:57pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Regulatory Man says...

No idea why Council should apologise for this - Were the first to moan when roads become unroadworthy and need resurfaced yet aren't. Will be good to have a better road on this major route.

Well done Bolton Council for doing it I say.
No idea why Council should apologise for this - Were the first to moan when roads become unroadworthy and need resurfaced yet aren't. Will be good to have a better road on this major route. Well done Bolton Council for doing it I say. Regulatory Man
  • Score: 17

1:18pm Fri 28 Feb 14

lammypie says...

What about the bottom section of Chorley Old Road- looks like it's been mined!!
What about the bottom section of Chorley Old Road- looks like it's been mined!! lammypie
  • Score: 7

1:56pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Rememberscarborough says...

lammypie wrote:
What about the bottom section of Chorley Old Road- looks like it's been mined!!
I suspect no one at the council wants to make that decision because shutting that road for any period of time is likely to result in gridlock for the whole of North Bolton. Likely to be the last decision a council makes before it knows it's going to be kicked out and let the next mob take the stick!!
[quote][p][bold]lammypie[/bold] wrote: What about the bottom section of Chorley Old Road- looks like it's been mined!![/p][/quote]I suspect no one at the council wants to make that decision because shutting that road for any period of time is likely to result in gridlock for the whole of North Bolton. Likely to be the last decision a council makes before it knows it's going to be kicked out and let the next mob take the stick!! Rememberscarborough
  • Score: -2

2:44pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Kb123456 says...

Looking at the road sign has me worried about what sort of job they will do resurfacing the road.....I mean 3th Mar lol come on.
Looking at the road sign has me worried about what sort of job they will do resurfacing the road.....I mean 3th Mar lol come on. Kb123456
  • Score: 10

12:20am Sat 1 Mar 14

wsw69 says...

Regulatory Man wrote:
No idea why Council should apologise for this - Were the first to moan when roads become unroadworthy and need resurfaced yet aren't. Will be good to have a better road on this major route.

Well done Bolton Council for doing it I say.
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]Regulatory Man[/bold] wrote: No idea why Council should apologise for this - Were the first to moan when roads become unroadworthy and need resurfaced yet aren't. Will be good to have a better road on this major route. Well done Bolton Council for doing it I say.[/p][/quote]Spot on. wsw69
  • Score: 2

9:08pm Sat 1 Mar 14

john163uk says...

The BEN are scraping the bottom of the barrel with this story. Winging about nothing being done with the roads and now winging about something being addressed. We all know the council is utter crap but I struggle to comprehend a negative story about them actually pulling their fingers out!
The BEN are scraping the bottom of the barrel with this story. Winging about nothing being done with the roads and now winging about something being addressed. We all know the council is utter crap but I struggle to comprehend a negative story about them actually pulling their fingers out! john163uk
  • Score: 1

10:28pm Sat 1 Mar 14

BWFC71 says...

630pm?????

Why not from 730pm as 630pm is still the peak period and many people are still trying to make their way home!!!

I am not begrudging the work that needs to be done but its the start time each evening that is the problem - it should start AFTER the peak period and not during!!!
630pm????? Why not from 730pm as 630pm is still the peak period and many people are still trying to make their way home!!! I am not begrudging the work that needs to be done but its the start time each evening that is the problem - it should start AFTER the peak period and not during!!! BWFC71
  • Score: 2

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