A NEW date has been confirmed for roadworks on a major Blackburn route.

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s roads team had been scheduled to carry out work to strengthen the embankment on land next to Whalley New Road, leading to the River Blakewater, between numbers 41 and 45 in August.

But the scheme was delayed and now the work, which is expected to last six weeks, will get under way next Monday.

A spokesman for the council said: “Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the commencement of the works had to be put on hold.

“Works are anticipated to commence on Monday, September 9, and will last six weeks.

“The strengthening works will require activities both on and off Whalley New Road and will require the use of temporary two-way traffic signals for the single lane traffic management, at the location.

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“We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the period of these essential works.”

Delays are expected for the duration of the roadworks, with traffic queues managed by temporary traffic lights.