Motorists and residents are being advised that Trinity Street bridge in Bolton will be repaired and resurfaced later this month.
Network Rail will be carrying out the work which will require phased lane closures on the road. During this time the current pick up and drop off point outside the railway station on Trinity Street will be suspended.
Work will include waterproofing the structure to stop water seeping through it onto the station below, resurfacing the road and carrying out concrete repairs. It is being carried out as part of Network Rail’s commitment to provide a safe and reliable railway.
The work will take place between Sunday 20 July and Sunday 31 August. Pedestrian access over the bridge will be maintained throughout.
Ian Joslin, area director for Network Rail, said: “Trinity Street bridge was built more than 50 years ago and carries thousands of vehicles over Bolton station everyday. This work is essential to maintain the bridge for future use and carrying out all the work at once will reduce the amount of overall disruption.
“The work has been carefully planned to safely take place in the shortest amount of time and we have worked closely with the local authority to plan it. We apologise for any inconvenience it may cause.”
The majority of the work will take place between 0730 and 1800 but some of the improvements, which have to be carried out when trains are not running, will take place overnight.