Major town centre junction improvements 

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A scheme to improve a busy town centre junction starts on Monday, April 2.


Work to improve the junction of Derby Street, University Way and Fletcher Street, involves upgrading the traffic signals and installing new pedestrian crossing facilities. The junction will also be resurfaced.


The scheme is being undertaken to improve traffic flows and pedestrian safety.


A total of 16 minor accidents, resulting in 19 slight casualties including six pedestrians, have been recorded at or near the junction from 2008 to 2011.


The work is costing £275,000 and it is expected to take eight weeks to complete, dependent on weather conditions.


In an effort to keep disruption to a minimum, the majority of the work will take place in off-peak hours.


Lane closures will be in place at certain times but two-way traffic is expected to be maintained most of the time.


The resurfacing will require some road closures for the work to take place as safely as possible. This information will be released when details are confirmed.


Residents and motorists are asked to be patient and to contact Bolton Council’s helpline on 01204 336677 for further information.

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