The 13-mile Leigh Guided Busway will carry passengers from Leigh to Manchester via Tyldesley, Ellenbrook and Salford.
It includes a four-mile section on guided concrete ‘tracks’ along a disused railway that only specially-adapted buses will be able to use – allowing them to avoid busy traffic.
The remainder of the route follows the East Lancashire Road and will include measures such as dedicated bus lanes and bus priority junctions to help buses avoid delays. Workmen will start cutting back trees along the guided section – between Leigh and Ellenbrook, Salford – from January 2.
Ecological surveys have already been carried out and great crested newts relocated to a purpose-built pond nearby.
Sure hope the records have been sent to LARA.