Bury Council has warned motorists that road works are set to take place on a town centre road tonight, Wednesday.

Work to resurface Crostons Road, including the entrance towards Bolton Street, will begin at 8pm and finish at 3am tomorrow morning, Thursday.

The resurfacing will focus on Crostons Road southbound, and traffic will be diverted either side of the lane closures while the work takes place.

The road work is part of a larger scheme to improve Jubilee Way, Crostons Road and Bolton Street.

The council expect the work to continue for several weeks with an expected completion date of Sunday, August 7.

Work is also scheduled to take place at Bury Bridge, from Crostons Road to Peel Way during which eastbound sections of the road will be closed for resurfacing.

While the work takes place traffic will be funnelled into a single lane while vehicles continuing to Peel Way will be diverted to the ring road via Jubilee Way.

Work is also planned for Waterloo Street last this month and at the beginning of July during which lane closures and diversions will be in place.

The council will try to maintain access to businesses and properties wherever possible, and pedestrian access will always be maintained.

The work is part of the council’s highways investment strategy to upgrade key routes in the borough.

Cllr Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, climate change and operations at the council, said: “We’re putting a tremendous amount of money behind improving the roads in our borough - our budget this year included provision for £10m to improve highways and road safety, in the third phase of a £30m programme.

"The £30m is borrowed money, due to the shortfall in finance from the government to the tune of £4m per year.

“Bury Bridge is one of our biggest and busiest junctions – used by 60,000 vehicles a day - so these works will make a real improvement.

"There will inevitably be some disruption, but by doing the work at night we hope to keep this to a minimum.”