National Grid have advised Bury Council that they intend to renew old gas mains and property supplies which lie under Bridge Street in Ramsbottom. In order to undertake these works safely, a full closure of the top section of Bridge Street will be required.
Although no dates have been set, due to the anticipated length of the closure being in the region of 4 weeks, the Council have advised that the most suitable proposal is for the works to coincide with the summer school holidays when traffic flows are at their lowest point throughout the year. Officers from Bury Council’s Engineering Services are meeting with National Grid representatives (and bus operators) at the beginning of April to finalise the details.
They are obviously mindful that the dates selected must minimise disruption (which will be considerable) and where ever possible do not conflict with events such as the Chocolate Festival.
The Council intend to undertake road and footpath maintenance works at the same time to minimise disruption to the town at a later date.
We will update you further once we know when the work will commence.