Change to town centre bus lane 

Blackhorse Street plan
Plan showing changes at junction of Blackhorse Street and Ashburner Street from Monday, November 19. The white arrows show the way general traffic will be able to go from November 19. Blue arrows show a pedestrian crossing.

A bus lane is being changed to help the flow of traffic around the town centre.

On Monday, November 19, the existing lane on Blackhorse Street for buses travelling from Ashburner Street to Deansgate will become open to general traffic.

This will mean that motorists can now access Deansgate by turning right out of Ashburner Street, at Bolton Market. Motorists travelling into town from Great Moor Street will also be able to travel straight ahead onto Deansgate from Blackhorse Street.

And a new bus lane will come into effect for buses travelling from Deansgate to Ashburner Street. This will mean that general traffic will no longer be able to turn left or right from Deansgate into Blackhorse Street.

The change in the lane is aimed at helping buses get around the town centre more quickly and reducing public transport journey times. The work is part of Bolton Council’s town centre transport strategy and maintenance programme.

As part of the bus lane being introduced, the junction of Blackhorse Street and Ashburner Street will be resurfaced from Monday, November 12 for a week.

In an effort to keep disruption to a minimum the work will take place during off-peak hours: weekdays from 6.30pm to 7am and on Sunday between 7am and 7pm.

While the work is underway, Blackhorse Street will be closed from the bus station to Great Moor Street, and Ashburner Street will be closed from its junction with Queen Street to Blackhorse Street. Diversions will be sign posted.

Bus passengers are advised to check with bus companies before travelling because some stops on Blackhorse Street may be affected by the closures.

Residents and businesses are asked to be patient while the work is underway. For more information, contact the Bolton Council customer helpline on 01204 336677.

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