Road improvements on Longsight 


Work will start soon on a £300,000 road maintenance scheme in Longsight.

As part of Bolton Council’s borough-wide programme of road improvements, work is due to take place on Longsight, between Tottington Road and Ruins Lane. The £330,000 maintenance scheme will start on July 22.
The work will involve major carriageway reconstruction and resurfacing.

In order for the works to be carried out, it will be necessary to close Longsight. For certain periods, this will also mean a closure being in place overnight.

The following closure dates have been scheduled:- 

• Phase 1: Tottington Road to No 63 Longsight, from July 22 to August 14.
• Phase 2: Tottington Road to Ruins Lane, from August 27 to 30.

To minimise disruption, the council has planned the road works to take place during school holidays. Also, between the first and second phase, temporary lights will be in place instead of a full road closure, allowing some relief.

Residents will need to find alternative parking, in particular during the first phase and then during the daytime only while the resurfacing work is being carried out in the second phase. 

During the road closure the diversion route will be via Lea Gate, Bolton Road, Bradshaw Brow, Tonge Moor Road, Crompton Way, Thicketford Road, Winchester Way, Blair Lane, New Lane, Stitch-Mi Lane or Hardy Mill Road.

Motorists are advised to allow extra travelling time throughout the duration of the works scheme.

Councillor Nick Peel, Executive Cabinet Member for Environment, Regulatory Services and Skills said: “We appreciate that this road maintenance scheme will cause some disruption, but the road must be closed, as due to the extent of the reconstruction the works cannot be carried out safely any other way. We’d like to apologise in advance to residents and local businesses for any inconvenience caused.”

The council is working with Transport for Greater Manchester to inform people of the possible disruption and alternative arrangements to public transport that are available. The bus operators are looking to maintain as much of the service as they can using existing local routes where possible.

For more information telephone the Council’s Customer Helpline on 01204 336677 or by e-mail at


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