Rising security bollards will be fitted to a bridge in Rochdale to stop heavy good vehicles using the route at unsocial hours.

The bollards, to be installed at East Lancashire Railway Bridge, will rise between 20:00 and 06:00, limiting the width of Pilsworth Road to 7ft 6ins, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Many large vehicles use the route to access industrial estates in nearby Heywood but a string of complaints from residents about noise has prompted action.

The bollards plan was unanimously approved by Heywood Township committee and they should be in place by the summer, the newspaper said.

Recently, rising security bollards were installed on a street in Slough to stop motorists using it as a shortcut from treating it like a "rat run".

The bollards will mean only permitted vehicles, such as taxis and buses, will be able to pass through via a number plate recognition system.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800341255-ADNFCR