Key road will be resurfaced 

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A £409,000 scheme to improve Plodder Lane, in Farnworth will start on May 5, 2015.

The resurfacing work is part of the council’s borough-wide road maintenance programme.

Around 530 metres of the road will be resurfaced - from the junction with Mossfield Road to just beyond the junction with Marsh Lane and Bradford Road.

As part of the work the full length of Laburnum Road will also be resurfaced. The whole scheme is expected to finish early June, subject to weather conditions.

In an effort to minimise disruption and keep traffic moving, the majority of the resurfacing scheme will be undertaken during off-peak hours on weekdays.

Plodder Lane will remain open throughout the work but at certain times it will be necessary to use temporary traffic signals.

However, some weekend closures will be required in order for two junctions to be repaired safely.

On May 10 and May 24, traffic will not be able to enter or exit Bradford Road and Marsh Lane at their junction with Plodder Lane.

On May 17 and May 31, traffic will not be able to enter or exit Harper Green Road and Laburnum Road at their junction with Plodder Lane.

Signed diversions will be in place. Plodder Lane will still be open during the weekend closures. Where possible, motorists are being advised to find alternative routes.
Residents and businesses will be able to access their properties during the work and have been informed of the plans.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Nick Peel, said: “Plodder Lane is an essential route for the hospital and to the motorway and it is in significant need of improvement.

“While every effort will be made to minimise disruption, we know this work will cause major disruption. I would like to thank residents, motorists and businesses for their patience and co-operation, and apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during these works.”
For more information, contact the customer helpline on 01204 336677 or e-mail

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