MOTORISTS are being warned they face disruption next week as a key town centre road is closed off in the evenings for vital repair work.

Transport bosses at Bolton Council say the ground on Bridgeman Place has taken a battering during the severe winters of the last few years, meaning it has to be resurfaced.

The council has apologised in advance for any inconvenience caused to road users, and said every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum, with the majority of the work being undertaken during off-peak hours.

Cllr David Chadwick, cabinet member for highways and transport said the road was in urgent need of repair.

He added: “For the last two years the winter has caused problems with the road surface, so we need to resurface the road.

“We’re trying to minimise the disruption by carrying out the work at the weekends and evenings, but inevitably there will be some disruption — it can’t be avoided.”

From this Monday, March 3, to Friday, March 7, Bridgeman Place will be closed from 6.30pm to 7am — meaning traffic will not be able to travel down the street to join onto St Peter’s Way or Bradford Street.

Instead, diversion routs will be signposted, and Bradford Street and Lower Bridgeman Street will still remain open for traffic coming off St Peter’s Way.

Work will also take place from 7.30am to 7pm on three Sundays: March 9, 16 and 23.

Bridgeman Place will remain open but in order for work to take place safely the road will be reduced to one lane when work is being carried out.

Road users are being advised to consider alternative routes if appropriate.

During these Sundays it will also be necessary to close St Peter’s Way A666 northbound slip road. Diversion routes will be signposted.

For more information contact the council’s customer helpline on 01204 336677.