A new phase of road works are set to begin in Farnworth taking place over the course of ten months.

The Transport for Greater Manchester Streets For All phase one works will begin on Market Street on June 24, this will include road and pavement works focused between Peel Street and Russell Street – with new footway paving and carriageway resurfacing.

According to the plans an array of improvements will be made to the junction once the works are completed.

This includes a new and improved public space outside the Home Bargains on Councill Square, to support the community events programme throughout the year.

An early concept visualisation of Market Street in Farnworth which is being redevelopedAn early concept visualisation of Market Street in Farnworth which is being redeveloped (Image: Mott MacDonald) There will be wider pavements with smoother surfaces to improve accessibility for people with pushchairs or with reduced mobility.

The redevelopment will also see improved drainage along Market Street and there will be added traffic management measures on Market Street and adjoining streets to ensure the safety of all road users.

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As well as the road improvements, there will be green features along the street with new trees and planning, better active travel facilities including segregated cycle lanes between Fredrick Street and King Street.

There will also be formalised and improved parking and loading facilities and improved waiting areas for bus passengers.

Farnworth Streets for AllFarnworth Streets for All (Image: NQ) A letter from Bolton Council sent out to residents in the area said: “The works will take approximately 10 months to complete, weather permitting and subject to current delivery timescales.

“Access to premises will be maintained, however there will be times during the works when access will be restricted.

“The council would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused to local businesses and road users, but every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum.

“Your patience would be appreciated during this time.”

Active Travel Commissioner Dame Sarah Storey said: “When I took the role of Active Travel Commissioner the development of the GM Streets for All Design guide was well underway, supporting the ambition to ensure all streets are welcoming and safe, with more planted areas to provide pleasant and accessible places for all ages.

“A big part of Streets for All is about enabling people to walk, wheel and cycle to their destination with ease, while providing accessible and convenient connections to public transport and helping our streets work better for bus services.

“High-quality public spaces can also help local communities and businesses thrive.

“I’m delighted that the new Streets for All Design Guide has been officially adopted by all 10 local authorities and I look forward to seeing how it will shape our streets in future.”

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