Road improvements in Horwich 

Town Hall

A scheme to improve a main link road to Horwich will start on Monday, January 26.

Chorley Old Road, which turns into Church Street, will be resurfaced from Ridgmont Cemetery down to its junction with Bridge St.

The £437,000 work is part of the council’s borough wide road maintenance programme.

The work is expected to take four weeks to complete subject to weather conditions.

In an effort to minimise disruption and to keep traffic moving, the resurfacing work will only take place during off peak hours (9.30am to 3.30pm) on weekdays.

Work outside Horwich Parish School will only take place during February half term.

Chorley Old Road and Church Street will remain open throughout the work but temporary traffic signals will be in operation during working hours for the safety of motorists and workers on site.

Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Councillor David Chadwick, said: “We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused to residents and road users. We appreciate that there may be some concern about this work as Chorley Old Road is one of the main access routes into Horwich.

“However, it is essential that the resurfacing is carried out and we would like to reassure residents that we have asked our contractors to only work during offpeak hours on weekdays. We’ve also tried to manage the work so that the roads can be kept open. It is inevitable that there will be some disruption but we are making every effort to minimise this.”

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

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

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