Repairs to speed humps 

25/02/13

Essential repairs are to be made to traffic calming measures in Westhoughton.

Work is due to start on the re-laying of speed humps in Market Street on Monday, March 4, and is expected to last between four to six weeks, dependent on weather.

The speed humps, and larger plateaux, have deteriorated over time and require some of the block paving to be re-laid and the ramps re-asphalted.

Every effort will be made to carry out the work as quickly as possible, but some disruption is inevitable.

The road will not be entirely closed off to traffic during the work. However, access to some sections of the road will be limited as each speed hump is re-laid in turn.

In addition, the one-way system on Wood Street/Marsden Street will be revoked during part of the work.

Businesses will remain open as normal throughout the scheme and the loading bays will be unaffected. Local car parking will also remain in operation.

Bus services will be diverted along Mill Street and Cricketers Way.

Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Councillor David Chadwick, said: “There will be some disruption to through traffic while this work is being carried out, but the businesses along Market Street will still be open as normal so people should not be put off doing their usual errands.

“The scheme will involve the repair of each speed hump individually, and vehicles will be unable to drive over that section during the work. Once that section is completed, the work will move along to the next speed hump and vehicular access will resume.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. However, the repairs are essential to maintain the smooth flow of traffic in the future.”

Work will take place weekdays, between 8am and 4pm. For more information, contact the Bolton Council customer helpline on 01204 336677.

The speed humps have been in place for more than 15 years, which is an average life expectancy for this type of structure.

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