Motorists are being warned to expect delays on Trinity Street due to gas work.
Work will start on Monday, January 14 for approximately six weeks to install a new gas main across Trinity Street.
The work is required as part of a wider scheme which will make Blackhorse Street open to two-way traffic to ease traffic flow around the town centre.
Currently motorists can only turn left or right from Trinity Street on to Blackhorse Street.
When all the work is complete Blackhorse Street, from its junction with Trinity Street to its junction with Ormrod Street, will be open to motorists travelling in both directions. It is expected that Blackhorse Street will open to two-way traffic in Summer.
The Trinity Street work is the first phase of the scheme and in in order for this work to take place safely lane closures will be in place. Approximately 50 metres of Trinity Street, from the junction with Blackhorse Street heading towards Manchester Road, will be affected.
While the road will remain open to two-way traffic while the work is taking place, the lane closures will inevitably cause some delays and motorists are being urged to find alternative routes where possible.
Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Councillor David Chadwick, said: “Trinity Street is a very well-used route in to and out of Bolton town centre and we appreciate that this work will have a considerable impact.
“However, this essential short term inconvenience is necessary because in return we will have long term improvement when Blackhorse Street is open to two-way traffic.
“We will make every effort to minimise disruption but we would ask that drivers are patient and where possible find alternative routes.”
Motorists, residents and businesses are asked to be patient while the work is underway. For more information, contact the Bolton Council customer helpline on 01204 336677.