|Location Map ( geo)|
|Forward Destination on|
|M61 • A58 • A666 • A673 • A676|
|Next Primary Destinations|
|Blackburn • Bury • Leigh • Manchester • Preston • St Helens • Wigan|
|Places related to the M61|
|Places related to the M58|
|Places related to the A666|
Bolton is a town in the Greater Manchester conurbation located within the traditional county of Lancashire.
Like many large towns and cities there were plans in the 1960s to redevelop the town centre and provide a modern road system. The plans called for an inner ring road with the north and east sides being grade separated. The south and west sides would primarily be at-grade.
By the early 1970s the proposals were altered so the junction of the A666 and A673 was simplified into a roundabout interchange. The A666 St Peters Way was already completed as far as St Georges Street by this time. The other changes from the 1960s was the junction of the A673 and the western side of the ring road became a trumpet. Another trumpet was planned for the southwest corner of the ring road.
These plans never came to fruition although the ring road was built in the 1980s to a lower standard.
Highways within Bolton are designed and maintained in house by by Bolton Council. Design and maintenance of traffic signals and decisions relating to the Greater Manchester Key Route Network are made by Transport for Greater Manchester.
Trunk Roads within Bolton
The following is a list of classified roads that are at least partially within Bolton:
|Preston||Accessed via A676|
|Leeds, Liverpool (M62), Manchester M61 (M60)||Accessed via A666|
|Wigan (A577) (Leigh) (A579)|
|M61 (North), Chorley,(A6027)|
|Ramsbottom||Tourist Sign - Firwood Fold|
|Smithills Hall Country Park||Tourist Sign|