Further improvements to A6 Bypass 


Work to improve another stretch of the A6 Blackrod Bypass is starting on Monday, February 14.

Engineers have already upgraded the drainage systems and resurfaced a section of the bypass, from the Station Road junction to the lay-by adjacent to the dog kennels.

The next stretch to be resurfaced is from the kennels towards the Blackrod Brow junction.

The work is expected to take around six weeks to complete, dependent on weather conditions.

To enable the resurfacing to be completed as quickly and safely as possible, the one-way system that was in place along the bypass for the previous works will take effect again.

Those travelling from Bolton will be diverted through Blackrod. Signposted diversions will be in place. Bolton bound-traffic can travel along the bypass with a 30mph speed limit restriction.

Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Akhtar Zaman, said: “We have resurfaced a considerable stretch of the bypass and these works will further help to improve the road. While we will make every effort to keep traffic moving, we would ask residents and motorists to be patient while work is underway.”

Once the works are complete the speed limit on the bypass will revert to 50mph.

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