NEWPORT Street will be closed to motorists and pedestrians for one night as the £48 million transformation of Bolton’s transport interchange gathers pace.

The one-way street will be shut from 11pm on Sunday to 5am on Monday from the junction with Great Moor Street to the junction with Trinity Street.

Properties in Newport Street, Great Moor Street and Johnson Street are being demolished to make way for a new bus interchange.

During the demolition period, temporary fencing has been put up along the roads, with the closure of the footpath linking Johnson Street and Newport Street.

The new interchange has been developed by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Bolton Council, and will include a new bus station opposite the current railway station in Trinity Street.

Cllr David Chadwick, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We are very fortunate that TfGM and partners have footed the bill for this fabulous development. We are going in the right direction now and we are coming to the end of the demolition period.

“Construction should start about March.

“Having a bus station alongside a railway station will be a real asset for Bolton and things are progressing nicely.”