A £7.3 million improvement project to improve St Peter’s Way will start in July – and will require overnight closures for three months.
The whole length of the road, from the Kearsley roundabout to Topp Way, will be fully resurfaced in both directions.
In an effort to minimise disruption and keep traffic moving, the resurfacing scheme will be undertaken overnight and the road will be open at peak times.
To facilitate the work safely, St Peter’s Way will close daily from 7pm until 6am, from July 4 to September 30.
Motorists will need to use alternative routes during these times, which will be signposted. The road will be open at all other times.
Advanced warning notice boards will installed this weekend to give motorists as much notice as possible.
The scheme is being funded from a £5.8 million government grant, which was awarded to the council after a successful bid. The council will also invest £1.5 million into the project.
Bolton Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr Elaine Sherrington, said: “St Peter’s Way is a major route in and out of Bolton and resurfacing it will keep it in a good condition for years to come.
“We’ve thought carefully about how we do the resurfacing because St Peter’s Way is such a key road and we are making every effort to minimise the disruption.
“The resurfacing is going to be a huge piece of work and this will mean overnight closures, which are not ideal and I’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience.
“We would also like to thank motorists, residents and businesses for their patience and co-operation.”
For more information, residents can contact the council via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.