A MAJOR route in Bromley Cross will be partially closed for two weeks from Monday.

Darwen Road will be closed between Chapeltown Road and Bromley Cross Road during off-peak hours.

Bolton Council expects a high level of traffic disruption so is advising people to plan their journeys.

The section of road is the main route through Bromley Cross between the turn for the railway station and the shops on Darwen Road.

The closure means that traffic from Bradshaw Brow will not be able to access Blackburn Road by driving through Bromley Cross, and vice versa.

The road will be closed between 9am and 3.30pm and from 6pm onwards on weekdays. It is set to remain open on weekends and during peak times.

The roadworks are in place to allow Highways to resurface the road.

Darwen Road already has temporary traffic lights in place further towards Blackburn Road, between Blair Street and Hospital Road.

The lights have been causing delays since they were installed on Monday, August 5 by Gas network operator Cadent.

Those lights are expected to continue to add to the disruption in Darwen Road until the project is finished on Sunday, August 25.

To speak to a representative from Cadent, call 0845 8351111.

Alternatively, for more information on roadworks, call the Highways Department on 01204 336677.