Work to repair some of the worst roads in Horwich and Blackrod will be taking place over the next week.

Six roads will be closed for resurfacing as part of Bolton Council's £12m project to repair hundreds of pothole-ridden roads across the borough.

Marsh Street and St Katherines Drive have already closed for work to begin, with Ramsbottom Road set to close tomorrow.

Iron Street will close on Thursday, whilst Summer Street and Rawlinson Street will close on Friday.

Each road is expected to reopen after five working days.

Deputy leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Martyn Cox, said: “Dozens of streets have already been restored as part of this programme and I am very pleased that work is continuing despite the difficult circumstances.

“We know that the disrepair of some of our residential streets was a real concern across the borough and that is why we have invested in these improvements.

“Our top priority as a council is to protect the health of our staff and the public and there will be strict measures in place while work is carried out.

“I want to thank the roadwork teams for going the extra mile to deliver this vital service.”

Work will be carried out whilst meeting social distancing practices, and "several measures" are in place to protect staff and the public from any risk.

Repairs to Westhoughton roads are due to begin in mid-May.