Resurfacing for key road 

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A half a million pound scheme to improve Derby Street and St Helens Road will start on Monday, November 17.

The £552,000 work is part of the council’s planned borough-wide road maintenance programme.

Derby Street and St Helens Road will be resurfaced between High Street and Deane Church Lane.

The existing traffic lights at the junction of Derby Street and High Street will also be upgraded to include a pedestrian crossing facility. The new crossing will replace the pedestrian crossing near number 286 Derby Street.

The work is expected to finish on February 1, 2015, subject to weather conditions. In an effort to minimise disruption and to keep traffic moving during the festive period, the majority of the resurfacing work will take place after Christmas and during off-peak hours.

Both Derby Street and St Helens Road will remain open throughout the work but at certain times it will be necessary to use temporary traffic signals and lane closures may be in place.

The council would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused to residents and road users and, where possible, motorists are being advised to find alternative routes.

Residents and businesses will be able to access their properties during the works and have been informed of the plans.

Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Councillor David Chadwick, said: “We’ve resurfaced large sections of these keys roads before but this is a section we’ve not done previously and it is in significant need of improvement.

“While every effort will be made to minimise 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.”

The scheme is being funded from capital investment - due to government restrictions the funding cannot be used to offset government spending cuts and has to be used on one-off schemes.

For more information contact the council’s customer helpline on 01204 336677 or e-mail

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