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Burnham For Mayor

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Have your say!

Residents will be able to have their say on traffic management for the next stage of guided busway works on Astley Street at a public meeting.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is working with Wigan Council and myself to host the meeting, which will take place from 12pm in the main hall of Fred Longworth High School on Saturday 8 November.

I will chair the meeting which is a fully accessible meeting venue open to all, with no need to pre-register.

Officers and councillors from Wigan Council will attend, alongside representatives from TfGM, Balfour Beatty, and Urban Vision, who are managing busway works along the A580 on behalf of Salford City Council.

Officers will present the preferred option for traffic management on Astley Street and an open question and answer session will give people the chance to discuss the busway with the people responsible for delivering the scheme.

The work on Astley Street is due to start in December once Hough Lane has fully re-opened.
When complete, the busway will improve the frequency and reliability of bus journeys between Leigh, Tyldesley, Atherton and Manchester, with journey times of less than 50 minutes to and from the city centre.

More information about the busway – and the wider bus priority package – can be found here or by calling 0300 123 1177 (calls charged at local rate, lines open Monday – Friday, 9-5pm) or by email.