MOTORISTS could face weeks of commuter chaos as major roadworks are set to get underway in Hollins.

Large scale resurfacing works on Hollins Lane are due to begin on August 13 as part of Bury Council's Highway Investment Strategy.

The work is expected to last around four weeks and will take place from Monday to Friday, involving the closure of the lane at the junction of Hollins Brow and Croft Lane.

Residents will have access to the road via Parr Lane and pedestrians will have access to the area at all times.

However due to limited carriageway width the junction will be closed to all traffic on September 2.

Signed diversions will be in place throughout the work, and closures will be removed during evenings but reinstated in the mornings as and when required.

Bury Council has said that it will endeavour to maintain access but this may be limited on occasion such as when removing or replacing the road surface across driveways and cul-de-sacs.

They have also requested that all vehicles parked in Hollins Lane be removed when works are approaching.

All emergency services will be notified and made aware of restrictions ahead of the resurfacing scheme, and they will be escorted through the works by the contractor if they require access to residential or business properties.

The council says that disruption caused by the scheme is inevitable but added it will attempt to keep this to a minimum, with noise levels monitored by onsite officers.