The Beehive roundabout at the junction of Chorley New Road and De-Havilland Way will be closed for one week from Saturday, July 20 - 27.
As part Bolton Council’s borough-wide programme of road improvements works are taking place at the busy Beehive roundabout in Horwich which is due for full carriageway re-construction and resurfacing.
Works will also take place on short sections of Chorley New Road which will remain open to local residents and businesses although temporary two way traffic lights will be in operation.
The £700,000 road improvement project will upgrade one of Bolton’s busiest and most pivotal road intersections to help improve traffic flow and road safety for road users
The road closure will cause traffic disruption in and around Horwich and road users are being asked to plan ahead and allocate extra time for their journeys during this period. The council would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.
To minimise disruption the council has planned the roadworks to take place during school holidays and before the start of the football season and Ironman triathlon. Also, using an intensive works programme the work is scheduled to take one week instead of the three weeks it would normally take.
The council is working with the Highways Agency, Transport for Greater Manchester, local businesses and partner organisations to inform people of the possible disruption and alternative arrangements that are available.
During the roadworks there will be three signed diversions in place diverting traffic along; Chorley New Road, Crown Lane and Blackrod Bypass (A6); or Chorley New Road, Beaumont Road, Wigan Road and Manchester Road (A6); or Chorley New Road, Chorley Old Road, Old Kiln Lane and Victoria Road.
Councillor David Chadwick, Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways said: “The roundabout is critical for the effective flow of traffic in Horwich, helping many thousands of people get to work, school, the shops and leisure facilities each day.
“In the long run this essential maintenance work will help people keep on the move throughout this important area of the town.
"The highways team have pulled out all the stops with the aim of getting the job done in a week to keep disruption to a minimum and while there will be disruption I would like to thank motorists for their patience during this time.”
For more information telephone the Council’s Customer Helpline on 01204 336677