FOUR of Farnworth's worst roads will be completely resurfaced next week.

Each road will close on Tuesday as part of Bolton Council's £12m project to repair hundreds of pothole-ridden roads across the borough.

Norfolk Dive, Albert Grove, and Church Walk are all expected to reopen on May 29, whilst work on Brindley Close is expected to be finished on June 1.

Cllr Paul Sanders, who worked to prioritise the roads in the area which were most in need of repair, said: "Brindley Close and Norfolk Drive have needed serious investment for resurfacing work for years, with promises by previous councillors unmet.

"In contrast, Farnworth and Kearsley First councillors are pleased to have actually secured the money needed for £600,000-worth of vital resurfacing across Farnworth and be delivering for our residents.

"Other major roads that were chosen included Tennyson Road, which was completed in the winter, and Church Street which is due for resurfacing later this year."

All work will be carried out whilst meeting social distancing practices, and "several measures" are in place to protect staff and the public from any risk.

Work will also begin next week on pothole-ridden roads in Little Lever, as part of the £12m repair scheme across the borough.

Roads earmarked for repair are Lancaster Drive, Princess Avenue, Marsh Road, Independent Street and Oak Avenue.

The improvement works were approved by the council's cabinet in September, with each ward allocated a £600,000 share of the pot.

Billed as the biggest investment in borough roads for a generation, councillors in each ward worked alongside highways officers and residents to create a programme of work for the much-needed repairs.