MAJOR roadworks at a key junction are expected to cause delays for four months.

Motorists have been warned to expected disruption at the connection between Crompton Way and Bury Road.

The £600,000 project is part of a scheme from Bolton Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to upgrade the junction, with improved traffic lights, better pedestrian access and resurfacing.

Work is begins on Saturday, February 2, and will last approximately four months, with the majority planned to take place during off-peak hours. However, some road closures may be required during resurfacing.

Bolton Council's executive member for transport, Stuart Haslam, assured motorists that the work has been scheduled to try and reduce traffic disruption.

“We are committed to improving our highways and these upgrades will make a crucial junction both safer and more efficient for all users," he said.

“While every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum, some delays are inevitable and we would like to thank Bolton residents for their patience while work is carried out.”

Waste collections will carry on as normal during the work. In the event of road closures, residents are asked to leave their bins at the nearest accessible point for vehicles.

This project has been funded by the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal as part of a set of wider highway improvements included within the Salford Bolton Network Improvement Programme.

Other schemes will include a complete overhaul of the junction between Manchester Road and Loxham Street in Moses Gate, as well as improvements to Bolton Road in Kearsley.