Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 29 October 2014

Issue 787

The aim of this bulletin is to give the public advance notice of road works in the Wigan Council area. The Council recognises that roadworks can cause inconvenience and it is hoped that this information helps to minimise delays and other problems associated with the works. Every effort has been made to provide accurate and the most up to date information available but it is not intended to be a definitive list and cannot cater for works carried out at short notice. The Council also reserves the right to make changes to the programme if emergencies arise.

1. Hough Lane, Tyldesley

National Grid have now completed the work on the high pressure gas main. However, it will be necessary to extend the current road closure in order to construct the busway crossing point at this location.

To carry out these works safely a road closure will be in operation until 30 November 2014.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Sale Lane, Mosley Common Road, East Lancashire Road, Chaddock Lane, Manchester Road.

2. Spinning Jenny Way, Leigh

Bus priority works are proposed in Leigh town centre.

The start date for the main construction works is the 7 July 2014 for approximately 20 weeks finishing in November 2014.

Arches Car Park – This will open to the public next week, however the contractor will still be using some parking bays for the storage of plant and materials.

The site compound has been located on land between Spinning Jenny Way, Chapel Street and Brown Street South.

Chapel Street is now permanently closed between Brown Street South and Princess Street.

The northerly footway on Spinning Jenny Way has been temporarily closed between Brown Street South and Lord Street South.

Monday 27 October 2014 - In order to install the final kerb lines there will need to be a change to the traffic management in the area.  A temporary mini-roundabout will be created within the new junction of Spinning Jenny Way / Chapel Street / Queen Street / Princess Street.  This will allow for the traffic signals to be removed from the old junction and for a section of Lord Street South to be closed so that work can be undertaken in these areas.

During these road works, which will last for approximately five weeks, traffic will not be able to turn right from Chapel Street to access Princess Street or Queen Street.  A small local diversion will be in place via High Street, East Bond Street and Princess Street or, alternatively (for larger vehicles) via Spinning Jenny Way, King Street, Market Street, Lord Street. Lord Street South and Princess Street.

Monday 27 October 2014 - work will continue to install communications ducting along the northerly footway of Spinning Jenny Way.  Whilst these works are ongoing sections of the northerly footway, adjacent to Spinning Gate Shopping Centre will be closed.  Pedestrians will be guided safely around the work areas and directed to use the crossing points.  Access to the shopping centre and bus station will be maintaned at all times.

3 November 2014 - work will commence to build the new bus layby on Spinning Jenny Way, which is located near to the Tesco junction.  These works will last for approximately two weeks and lane closures will be in operation on Spinning Jenny Way outside of peak hours.  Traffic will still be able to pass in both directions, however, some delays are to be expected.

The utility companies have now finished diverting their underground services; however BT will be in the area over the next few weeks connecting telephone lines to the new telegraph poles.

Throughout the scheme the traffic management will change and updates will be provided.

3. Mealhouse Lane, Atherton

Bus priority works are proposed in Atherton town centre. The roads that will be affected are Mealhouse Lane, Alma Street, Flapper Fold Lane, St John Street, Bolton Road and Water Street.

The site compound has been set up on the Market Place to the rear of St John’s Church. The start date for the main construction works is the 7 July 2014 for approximately 14 weeks finishing in October 2014.

Mealhouse Lane – Week commencing Monday 27 October 2014 lane closures will be in place to enable works to be undertaken safely. The traffic signals at Mealhouse Lane / Bolton Road and Mealhouse Lane / St John Street have now been switched off.  Traffic management has been put in place to create a gyratory system around the Church.  There is a give way from Mealhouse Lane to Church Street (Tyldesley bound) and from St John Street to Mealhouse Lane (Bolton bound).

Throughout the scheme the traffic management will change and updates will be provided.

4. Elliott Street, Tyldesley

Bus priority works are proposed in Tyldesley town centre. The roads that will be affected are Elliott Street, Astley Street, Stanley Street and Railway Street. The first stage will consist of utilities services being diverted. The utilities works have now started on site and these works are expected to be completed by July 2014.

Access to all properties and businesses will be maintained during the works.

The start date for the main construction works is still to be confirmed.  However, site cabins will be installed on land at the junction of Shuttle Street and Lime Street on Monday 27 October 2014.

Ducting works by BT Openreach are now complete and they will be installing a junction box in Stanley Street over the next few weeks.

Virgin Media will be installing cables in the Square (across the end of Stanley Street) and Stanley Street / Shuttle Street junction between Tuesday 21 October 2014 and Monday 27 October 2014.

Throughout the scheme the traffic management will change and updates will be provided.

5. Astley Street, Tyldesley

TfGM will be carrying out the construction of plant protection works. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation from Monday 31 March 2014 on a part time basis.

6. Holden Road, Leigh

TfGM will be carrying out the construction of plant protection works. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation from Tuesday 6 May 2014 on a part time basis.

7. Well Street, Tyldesley

TfGM will be carrying out the construction of plant protection works. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation from Tuesday 6 May 2014 on a part time basis.

8. Sale Lane, Tyldesley

TfGM will be carrying out the construction of plant protection works near to the junction with Chester Road. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation from Monday 31 March 2014 on a part time basis.

9. Passageway between 28 & 30 and the adopted passage to the rear of 24-28 Gerard Street, Ashton in Makerfield

Wigan Council will be undertaking works to demolish and remove unsafe steps and the construction of new steps. Also the installation of bollards and laying of anti-slip surfacing of the demarcated pedestrian walkway. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place from Monday 8 September 2014 for 9 weeks.

10. The Avenue / Hanover Street / Elmridge, Leigh

United Utilities will carry out major works to construct a rising main from Tuesday 26 August 2014. To undertake their works safely road closures will be in operation until the end of November 2014. 

The Avenue: A road closure will be in operation from outside of property number 202 to approximately 50m north of its junction with Elmridge from Monday 29 September 2014

Hanover Street: A road closure will be in operation from the junction with The Avenue to the junction with Holden Road from Thursday 18 September 2014

Elmridge: A road closure will be in operation from the junction with The Avenue to the Lions Bridge pumping station from Monday 29 September 2014

Local diversions will be in place.

11. Holden Road, Leigh

United Utilities will be carrying out works to construct a manhole cover for a new rising main at the junction of Hanover Street. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Monday 22 September 2014 and Thursday 6 November 2014.

12. Downall Green Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Electricity North West will be carrying out cable diversion works near to the junction with Soughers Lane between Wednesday 8 October 2014 and Friday 24 October 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works. (Date changed from last week)

13. Old Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Electricity North West will be carrying out works to install a new service outside of the former Police Station. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Saturday 18 October 2014 and Friday 31 October 2014.

14. Pemberton Road and Holmes House Avenue, Winstanley

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on Pemberton Road between Holmes House Avenue and No. 164 and on Holmes House Avenue from Pemberton Road to No. 1 on Sunday 19 October 2014 and Sunday 26 October 2014.  To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation. 

A local diversion will be in place.

15. Chorley Road, Standish

United Utilities will be carrying out works to install a fire hydrant near to the junction with Water Drive. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Monday 20 October 2014 and Friday 24 October 2014.

16. Standishgate, Wigan

United Utilities will be carrying out works to install a new water meter and rebuild chambers on Standishgate between its junction with Powell Street and its junction with Brick Kiln Lane. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation between Monday 20 October 2014 and Monday 3 November 2014. 

The diversion route for traffic will be: Powell Street, Central Park Way, Wigan Lane

17. Church Lane, Shevington

United Utilities will be carrying out works to install a new service near to the junction with Central Drive. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Tuesday 21 October 2014 and Monday 27 October 2014.

18. Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw

BT will be carrying out works to clear ducts near to the junction with Atherton Street. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Saturday 25 October 2014 and Monday 27 October 2014 during off peak times.

19. Warrington Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Electricity North West will undertake cabling works outside of Byrchall High School. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Saturday 25 October 2014 and Sunday 2 November 2014.

20. Wigan Road, Standish

United Utilities will undertake works to install a fire hydrant near to the junction with Mere Oaks on Sunday 26 October 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

21. Ince Green Lane, Ince

United Utilities will undertake works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Church Street on Sunday 26 October 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

22. Leigh Road, Hindley Green

Electricity North West will undertake connection works at the junction with Atherton Road on Sunday 26 October 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

23. Shevington Moor, Standish

United Utilities will undertake works to repair a service near to the junction with Old Pepper Lane on Sunday 26 October 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

24. Kirkhall Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will undertake works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Robertshaw Street on Sunday 26 October 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

25. Wallgate, Wigan

United Utilities will undertake works to replace a fire hydrant outside of North Western Railway Station on Sunday 26 October 2014. To undertake these works safely Stop/Go boards will be in operation during these works.

26. Rectory Lane, Standish

Network Rail will be carrying out de-vegetation works overnight on the Railway Bridge from Monday 27 October 2014 to Saturday 1 November 2014.  To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place  between 22:00hrs and 06:00hrs.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Chorley Road, Wigan Road, High Street, Market Street

27. Bradley Lane, Standish

United Utilities will be carrying out water mains cleaning works outside of Bradley Hall Trading Estate. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between 19:00hrs and 07:00hrs on Monday 27 October 2014 and Tuesday 28 October 2014.

28. Whelley, Wigan

Electricity North West will be carrying out works to install a new service near to the junction with Wilton Avenue. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Monday 27 October 2014 and Sunday 2 November 2014.

29. Chorley Road, Standish

United Utilities will be carrying out works to install a new service near to the junction with Bores Meadow. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Monday 27 October 2014 and Friday 7 November 2014.

30. Princess Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on Princess Road between Captains Lane and Duke Street. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation between Monday 27 October 2014 and Friday 31 October 2014. 

A local diversion will be in place.

31. Warrington Road, Wigan

Electricity North West will undertake works to install a new service near to the junction with Hildyard Street on Tuesday 28 October 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

32. Bradley Lane, Standish

Electricity North West will be carrying out cable reinforcement works outside of Bradley Hall Trading Estate. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation from Wednesday 29 October 2014 for approximately four weeks.

33. Crossdale Road, Hindley Green

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works between Long Lane and Weymouth Drive between Wednesday 29 October 2014 and Friday 31 October 2014.  To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation. 

A local diversion will be in place.

34. Westleigh Lane, Leigh

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works between School Street and Aldred Streert on Sunday 2 November 2014, Sunday 9 November 2014 and Sunday 16 November 2014.  To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation. 

A local diversion will be in place.

35. Wallgate, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out remedial works to the footway between Great George Street and Seven Stars Road from Monday 27 October 2014 until Friday 7 November 2014.  To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation. 

A local diversion will be in place.

36. Ormskirk Road, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out remedial works to the footway between Southgate and Atherton Street from Monday 27 October 2014 until Friday 7 November 2014.  To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation. 

A local diversion will be in place.

37. Gathurst Lane, Shevington

United Utilities will be carrying out works to install a new service outside house no 85.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Friday 24 October 2014 and Sunday 26 October 2014.

38.  Centrral Park Way, Wigan

Wigan Council will be undertaking lining works on the carriageway in both directions on Thursday 30 October 2014 and Friday 31 October 2014 from the junction with Wigan Lane to Tesco. In order to undertake these works safely lane closures will be in place at off peak hours.

Forthcoming roadworks and closures

Prescott Street, Wigan

TfGM will be undertaking works at the Railway Bridge to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals on Sunday 2 November 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

General information

Further details regarding any of the matters contained in this bulletin can be obtained from Mr Danny Orrell, Network Management Team Leader, Wigan Council on 01942 489302.

NOTE: Where reference is made in this bulletin to "peak periods" that period is defined as 7.30am to 9.30am and 4.00pm to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Telephone numbers for road works queries:

Wigan Council network co-ordinator - 01942 489306

Wigan Council utility supervisor - 01942 489315

Wigan Council technical assistant - 01942 489308

BT - 0800 800 150

Electricity North West - 0800 048 1820

Virgin Media - 0845 454 1111

National Grid Gas (formerly Transco) (Escapes) - 0800 111999

United Utilities Water (including drainage) - 08457 462200

Greater Manchester Police - 0161 872 5050

Wigan Council (emergencies - out of hours) - 01942 404040

For the motorway network - contact the highways agency on 0300 1235000.





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