Town centre car parks closure 

13/04/10

Motorists are being advised that nine surface-level car parks will be closing in the coming weeks.

The car parks, which were previously managed by Bolton Council and are now being run by operator NCP as part of a joint deal, will be closing from April 16.

There are 22 surface car parks closing in total and the closures will be staggered over the next three years.

The closures are to encourage people to use the new Deane Road multi-storey car park and Topp Way car park, on Bath Street. Both multi-storeys have recently cut their prices to £2.50 all day for Deane Road and £3 for Topp Way.

On April 16 Breightmet Street and Chorley Street will be partially closed. Topp Way East, St Helens Road and Pool Street North will be fully closed.

On April 23, Crook Street and Salop Street will close and on May 17 Folds Road and Markland Street will close. Further closures will be announced in due course.

NCP has also written to season ticket holders to inform them of the closures.

Mike McNeil, NCP’s Bolton contract manager, said:  "We fully encourage people to use the new state of the art facilities in these two multi storey sites.  Both car parks have already received the Safety Park Mark Awards and keeping vehicles out of the inner town centre will also help reduce congestion, carbon emissions, and improve air quality.”

Councillor John Byrne, Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Development and Regeneration, added: “We hope that providing new, safe and secure modern car parking facilities will make Bolton a more attractive place to come and visit, and bring in new visitors."

Shop Mobility is moving into Topp Way car park on April 19.

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