MOTORISTS are expected to be hit with evening delays on a key route between Bolton and Bury this week.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place on Bury Road and Bury New Road on Thursday, May 23, between 6.30-9pm.

This is to allow engineers from United Utilities' water department to complete repairs to manhole covers along the two roads.

Bolton Council's Highways Department has predicted that the roadworks could cause a high level of disruption during the evening, with drivers expected to experience significant delays.

To speak to a representative from United Utilities, call 0345 6723 723.