DRIVERS are being warned to prepare for road closures and diversions, as the latest round of roadworks get underway in the borough.

Work to improve Tottington Road started last week and repairs to Parkhills Road will begin today.

The roads are the third and fourth to be upgraded as part of a £10 million improvement programme announced earlier this year, following Longsight Road and Ramsbottom Brow.

Repairs to Tottington Road are expected to last three weeks, and involve carriageway resurfacing and footway and drainage repairs between Walshaw Road and Fenton Street.

Temporary traffic signals will be in place from 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday to allow preliminary drainage and footway works.

However the working period will be extended to 7am to 8pm at weekends for carriageway resurfacing.

Some sections of the road will be closed to traffic during improvements, and residents are advised to make alternative parking arrangements during the day.

There will also be a signed diversion route via Walshaw Road and Fenton Street during closures.

Bury Council has said that disruption will be kept to a minimum, with limited access to residential and business properties and full pedestrian access maintained at all times.

Further roadworks on Parkhills Road commenced today and will last six weeks.

Footway and drainage works will similarly take place between Manchester Road and market Street, under temporary traffic signals from 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

The stretch will then be closed at weekends between 7am and 8pm for resurfacing works, with limited access to residents and businesses.

Diversions will be in place in Manchester Road, Parkhills Road and Market Street.

The next stretch of road way to be repaired in Bury will be Manchester Road, in May.