It has been announced that the Daisy Hill railway bridge will be replaced with work due to start around July. It is expected to take nine months to complete.
Some new information on the replacement of the ailing bridge has emerged this week.
Westhoughton town councillor Neil Maher said: “We’ve been told that the way the bridge was going to be replaced has changed. The proposed temporary bridges either side of current bridge have been dropped and the work will be contained within the current bridge. There will be pedestrian access across the railway.
“Network Rail have stated that the new bridge must raised by 150mm to accommodate cables in the event that Network Rail electrify the line.
“The time period of around nine months is still the same and work is expected to be started in July.
“We have previously asked Bolton Council that a road management plan is put in place and that information is made widely available to reduce diverted traffic in Daisy Hill and Westhoughton.”
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