Grimeford Lane to be resurfaced 

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A £100,000 scheme to resurface Grimeford Lane in Blackrod will start next week.

The road is currently closed as Network Rail is reconstructing a bridge in Grimeford Lane to prepare it for the electrification of the rail network.

Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr David Chadwick, said that the council was taking advantage of the existing road closure to resurface the road.

“Grimeford Lane is a really important link road from the A6 to the Chorley area. The road really is in need of significant resurfacing,” he added.

“We were always planning to carry out this work and it makes sense to do it now while the road is closed anyway. This way we’re not causing any further inconvenience to the public and we continue to be grateful for their patience.”

The road will be resurfaced from the junction with the A6 Blackrod Bypass to the boundary with Chorley. The work is expected to take around four weeks, subject to weather conditions.

Local contractor Hopkins is carrying out the work on behalf of Bolton Council. For more information, call 01204 336677 or e-mail

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