Town centre overnight road closures 

30/05/17
Town Hall
 
Motorists are being warned of overnight road closures while resurfacing is carried out on Great Moor Street.
 
A £1.7 million road improvement programme to help traffic flow when Bolton’s new £48 million transport interchange opens has been underway during the last three months.
 
Great Moor Street has remained open and a one way system has been in place while work to improve the junctions, signalling and roads has been carried out.
 
However, due to the overnight resurfacing work, Great Moor Street will be fully closed from Soho Street to Bradshawgate. Newport Street will also be closed.
 
In an effort to minimise disruption and to facilitate the work safely, the resurfacing scheme will be undertaken overnight from 7pm to 6am.
 
Great Moor Street (from Soho Street to Bradshawgate) and Newport Street will close daily from 7pm to 6am on: May 30, 31, and June 1, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
 
On June 11, resurfacing will take place on Great Moor Street between 8am and 8pm and road closures will also be in place during this time.
 
The roads will be open at all other times. Motorists are advised that these dates are subject to change, dependent on weather.
 
Alternative routes will be signposted - diversions will be in place along Black Horse Street, Trinity Street and Bradshawgate.
 
Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, Cllr David Chadwick, said: “This is a major route which is heavily used and this is why we have programmed the work to only take place in the evenings and overnight.
 
“We understand that this work is still likely to cause some disruption and I would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience.
 
“Due to the location and volume of traffic using Great Moor Street and Newport Street we have no option but to do these works overnight to try to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.
 
“We would also like to thank motorists, residents and businesses for their patience and co-operation.”
 
The new transport interchange is being delivered by Transport for Greater Manchester in partnership with Bolton Council. The £48 million scheme is being funded by the Greater Manchester Transport Fund.
 
For more information, contact the council via e-mail highways@bolton.gov.uk.

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