Bolton Road Reopens After Long-Term Closure

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 12:07pm

By Nick Statham - Local Democracy Reporter

A major route for commuters is now fully open following several months of closure.

Bolton Road in Farnworth is open to vehicles travelling both ways.


The road was fully closed to traffic since August 2017 after the railway bridge and trackside retaining wall were damaged by a burst water main. One lane northbound was opened in February 2018.


Network Rail had to carry out major structural work to stabilise the bridge, and rebuild the retaining wall.


Roadworks planned by Bolton Council at the time of the burst water main were put on hold, and have now been completed.


Cllr David Chadwick, Executive Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “We would like to thank motorists, residents and business owners for their continued patience during the closure and we are now delighted that traffic can flow freely once again.


“The closure was caused by an incident which had significant ramifications for the area and the council has worked really hard with partners to get the road reopened.”

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