A ROAD in Farnworth, classed as ‘one of the worst’ in the borough, is to be resurfaced next week.

Farnworth and Kearsley First councillor Paul Sanders and his colleagues have been championing the urgent need for improvements to Westland Avenue due to various deep potholes and cracks in the road.

The road is a key residential bus route for residents in the area and Cllr Sanders has said he is pleased that highways officers have been able to allocate enough funding to make improvements.

He said: “Councillors are delighted that we are now able to allocate enough funding to completely resurface Westland Avenue.

“Many residents and bus users refer to this as the worst road in Farnworth - thankfully, not for much longer.

“Major resurfacing schemes have been delivered by Farnworth and Kearsley councillors over 24 months and as these have been coming in cheaper than expected, Westland Avenue, which is a huge investment, can now be achieved.

“We’d like to thank residents for supporting councillors on this.”

The resurfacing works will begin on Monday from 8am, meaning Westland Avenue will be closed for approximately two weeks.

A spokesman for Bolton Council said: “The works at Westland Avenue, Farnworth are due to start on Monday. These works are part of the Highways Investment Programme.

“There will be a road closure in place whilst the works are taking place.

“Access will be permitted for residents when it is safe to do so, but there may be times when access is restricted. There will be a signed diversion route in place.”

To ensure recycling bins are emptied, the council is asking residents to present them at the nearest accessible point, so they can be emptied on the usual collection days.

Council officials say they want to apologise for any inconvenience the road closure may cause to road users and residents in the area.