Highways Works affecting Bridge Street / Peel Brow / Bury New Road, Ramsbottom

What’s happening?

Bury Council are due to resurface the carriageway and carry out localised footway and drainage repairs between the level crossing at Bridge Street and the M66 bridge. A 50m stretch shall also be resurfaced at the junction of Bury New Road and Manchester Road to improve skid resistance on the approach to the signals.

When will the works begin, how long will they last and will there be any disruption?

It is anticipated that the works will commence on 12 March 2018 and should last for approximately 8 weeks.

Preliminary drainage and footway works will be carried out Monday to Friday using temporary traffic signals outside of peak periods (between 9:30 and 15:00). However, it will be necessary when undertaking the carriageway surfacing to extend the working period (7:00 to 20:00). Outside of normal working hours the Council will attempt to carry out low noise activities.

Unfortunately, when undertaking a scheme of this nature, some disruption is unavoidable; nevertheless Bury Council will endeavour to keep this to a minimum.

Who is going to control the works?

Both the design and construction of the works are being co-ordinated by Bury Council. The Engineering Services section of the Council will be responsible for the supervision of the works throughout the duration of the contract.

Who will be the point of contact for enquiries during and outside working hours?

If you have any enquiries about the works or would like to discuss the scheme further, please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 253 5353 or email: engcon@bury.gov.uk. Outside working hours, an emergency out-of-hours number is available – 0161 253 6606.

Will access be maintained?

Obviously some sections of the road will need to be closed to vehicular traffic for periods during the resurfacing works and we would advise vehicle owners who will require the use of their vehicles during the day to make alternative parking arrangements; however we will endeavour to maintain limited access to all residential and business properties.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.