A £260,000 scheme to resurface a busy junction will start in March.

Engineers will begin work at the junction of Blackburn Road and Darwen Road in Egerton on March 5.

The section of road between Stanrose Close and Brierholme Avenue will be repaired throughout the month.

The main resurfacing work will be carried out during weekends on March 10, 11, 17 and 18, and temporary traffic lights will be in use. Some preparatory and related work will take place on weekdays, but council bosses say this will be kept to a minimum.

Residents and businesses will be able to access their properties and the scheme is expected to be finished by March 25, subject to weather conditions.

Cllr David Chadwick said: “This is a busy junction and we are making every effort to minimise disruption by carrying out the resurfacing at weekends. I apologise in advance for any inconvenience and I thank motorists, residents and businesses for their patience while these key improvements take place.”