Published: Tuesday, 25th Jan 2022

Work has begun on new improved paving schemes in Westhoughton.

The changes will improve paving and lighting facilities for pedestrians on both Library Street and Marsden Street and will take up to three months.

The work is being undertaken by Bolton Council’s Highways team and features high quality buff paving.

Marsden Street’s carriageway will also benefit from repairs to the tegula setts (a popular and versatile block paving product) in the carriageway. 

The improvements are part of Bolton Council’s £16m package of support to kick-start town centre regeneration in Bolton’s district centres.

The money from the town centre strategy fund is being used to progress ambitious plans for our district centres in Farnworth, Horwich, Little Lever and Westhoughton.

Future priority projects for Westhoughton include: a car parking strategy; an assessment of future requirements for remodelling Market Street; continued improvement works to Central Park; securing the future use of the Civic buildings; and bringing forward proposals for key development sites.

Bolton Council Leader, Cllr Martyn Cox, said:

“The repaving and renewed lighting for Westhoughton is just one part of the story to revitalise the town centre and make it a place where people want to live, work, invest and visit.

“Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the project as quickly as possible. We thank local businesses and the public for their patience while works are carried out.”

Bolton Council Highway’s team will consult with all affected businesses and residents and ensure that they and their customers will have full access to their properties while this work is taking place.

For further information on work planned for Bolton district centres visit the Invest in Bolton website.