Ramsbottom is once again set to become gridlocked with more planned road works. This time however it’s not resurfacing of Bridge Street nor a closure for another (fantastic) festival, It’s not even to fix broken water pipes due to the heavy goods vehicles that use our roads. This time it’s gas. Gas pipe replacement works.
Twitter follower Alan Groves brought to my attention (cheers Alan) recently the planned road works ready to hit Ramsbottom this coming Monday which will undoubtedly cause congestion and suffering over all our already busy routes.
— Alan Groves (@TheSameTimeLord) July 17, 2018
The planned start date for the works is Monday the 23rd of July 2018.
You may have also received this leaflet through your door today:
Or even read the article in The Bury Times – Roadworks in place in Bolton Street, Ramsbottom, for eight weeks to allow for gas work
The planned works will include:
- Four-way traffic lights will control traffic using the junction of Dundee Lane, Bolton Street and Nuttall Lane
- Traffic moving along Bolton Street will be controlled by two-way traffic lights
- Access from and to Kay Brow will not be possible for approximately two weeks towards the end of the project (once the work reaches here)
Sadly, these works are required to update the metal pipework that currently transports gas to our businesses and homes. I did have a look into the roadworks.org website though and there was as suggestion of a two way planned road works happening in October in the same location. I’m hopeful that these works are no longer required after this summers works.