Junction enchancment work and creating cycle lanes to begin on the town centre subsequent week

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SIX months of roadworks to create cycle lanes and enhance junctions in and across the city centre begin subsequent week.

Junction enhancements and new segregated bike lanes are deliberate for Bridgeman Place, Decrease Bridgeman Road and Bradford Road.

Work will begin on January 11 and is predicted to take six months to finish.

Highways bosses say roads will largely stay open in the course of the work – aside for a small variety of in a single day and weekend closures to permit resurfacing work to happen.

Cllr Stuart Haslam, Bolton Council’s Govt Cupboard Member for Highways, mentioned: “Whether or not you’re on foot, in a automotive, on public transport or on a motorbike this work is designed to make it safer so that you can get round.

“We hope all these utilizing our street community will profit and it’ll make it simpler for all of us to get to the place we need to be.

“For these on buses or of their automobiles the plans are designed to cut back journey occasions and reduce congestion.

“It is going to make journeys safer for pedestrians when crossing busy roads and it’ll give cyclists their very own area separate from visitors.

“Whether or not you’re coming into city to work or store, to entry schooling or well being providers, we want a street community that works for everybody. Bettering street security for all is on the coronary heart of this scheme.”

The most recent work is a part of a £1.8million scheme designed to ship a greater street community within the city centre for all street customers.

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When full, a brand new stretch of cycle lanes and junction enhancements will stretch from Newport Road by to Bromwich Road. These works additionally included the works on the Crompton Manner/Bury Street junction, accomplished in Might 2020. The work is a part of the Salford Bolton Community Enchancment Programme (SBNI), a Native Development Deal funded programme, which is managed by Transport for Larger Manchester.

The work follows comparable enhancements made on the roads close to Bolton’s transport interchange together with the junction of Crompton Manner/Bury Rd and Trinity St/Newport St. In June, the ultimate part of junction enchancment work is because of begin, specializing in the gathering of junctions the place Bradshawgate, Manchester Street, Trinity St, Decrease Bridgeman St, and Bridgeman Place meet.

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