Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 4 May 2016 - Issue 857

The aim of this bulletin is to give the public advance notice of roadworks 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.

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1. Wigan Lane, Wigan

Wigan Council will be undertaking cycle scheme works from St Aubyn's Road to the exit of the A & E Department, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (both sides of the road, but they will only work on one side at a time) from Wednesday 13 April 2016 to Friday 20 May 2016. To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation (at times stop / go boards will be used) at off peak times.

2. Tyldesley Road, Atherton

National Grid Gas will be carrying out mains replacement work from Bracken Road to West Street for a period of up to 8 weeks from Monday 18th April 2016. The work will require the use of temporary traffic signals, which will be manned throughout the day. Working areas will be kept to a minimum length and lights will be moved along as work progresses. Updates will be provided as the work progresses.

3. Wigan Road, Aspull

United Utilities commenced works on Saturday 30 April 2016 to repair a sewer in the carriageway near to Dukes Row. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation for approximately two weeks.

4. Gloucester Street, Atherton

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway repair works at the junction with Flapper Fold Lane on Wednesday 4 May 2016 . To undertake this work safely temporary traffic signals which will be in operation at off peak hours.

5. Warrington Road, Platt Bridge

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway repair works at the junction with Templeton Road on Wednesday 4 May 2016 . To undertake this work safely temporary traffic signals which will be in operation at off peak hours

6. Back Lane, Appley Bridge

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway drainage works outside Golden Days Garden Centre from Monday 25 April 2016 to Friday 6 May 2016. To undertake this work safely temporary traffic signals which will be in operation.

7. Wigan Lower Road, Standish Lower Ground

Electricity North West will be undertaking installation works near to the junction with Coronation Road from Wednesday 27 April 2016 to Wednesday 11 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works. Once this section is completed, the traffic lights will move to an area near to the junction of Princess Road to allow jointing work to take place.

8. Back Market Street, Leigh

Electricity North West will be undertaking electrical works from the junction with Bradshawgate to the junction with Lord Street from Monday 2 May 2016 to Friday 13 May 2016 between 18.00hrs and 06.00hrs. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place during these works. 

9. Braithwaite Road, Lowton

United Utilities will be replacing a manhole frame and cover outside property 2a on Tuesday 3 May 2016. To do this safely, they will be using temporary traffic signals.

10. Westleigh Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a fire hydrant near to the junction with Ingham Street on Tuesday 3 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

11. Marsh Green, Wigan

BT will be undertaking works to replace a telecoms pole at the junction with Scot Lane on Wednesday 4 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

12. High Street / Bolton Road, Atherton

Electricity North West will be undertaking electrical connection works on High Street at the junction with Bolton Road between Wednesday 4 May 2016 and Friday 6 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

13. Bolton Road, Aspull

United Utilities will be undertaking maintenance works outside of the Gerard Arms on Friday 6 May 2016. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during off peak times.

14. Almond Brook Road, Standish

A private contractor will be undertaking works to install new services near to the Charnley Arms between Friday 6 May 2016 and Monday 16 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

15. Market Street, Hindley

Work will take place at the junction with Worthington Street, by United Utilities to replace a manhole frame and cover on Sunday 8 May 2016. Temporary traffic signals will be used during the work.

16. Gerard Street, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be working near to property number 7 to replace a manhole cover on Sunday 8th May 2016. To do this safely they will be using Stop/Go boards while the work takes place.

17. Orrell Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Gossips Lane on Sunday 8 May 2016. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during these works.

18. Rectory Lane, Standish

BT will be undertaking works to install new connections from the junction with Market Street to outside St Wilfred's Primary School on Sunday 8 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works, moving along Rectory Lane as work progresses.

19. Wigan Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Bryn Road on Sunday 8 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

20. Bolton Road, Atherton

United Utilities will be undertaking works to repair a leaking service near to the junction with Walton Street on Sunday 8 May 2016. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during these works.

Forthcoming Road Works

Poolstock Lane/Poolstock, Wigan

This coming summer, National Grid Gas will be working from Worsley Mesnes Drive to Corporation Street to replace a high pressure gas main. The work will take place in both the carriageway and also off the road, at various points along the route. The majority of the work to take place in the carriageway will be from outside property number 44 to property number 102. The school summer holidays will be utilised for this part of the route to minimise disruption to both residents and road users. More information will be provided when known. The work will commence off the carriageway, on Monday 11th July 2016 and move onto the carriageway once the summer holidays start.

Rectory Lane, Standish

Wigan Council will be undertaking works to construct a new roundabout from the junction with Copeland Drive for approximately 250 metres in an easterly direction. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.  At present we have no actual dates confirmed but this bulletin will be updated when these become available.

Montrose Avenue, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking defect repair works outside property number 31 on Tuesday 10 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

Lovers Lane, Atherton

United Utilities will be undertaking defect repair works near to the junction with Leigh Road on Wednesday 11 May 2016. To undertake these works safely a lane closure will be in operation during off peak times.

Frog Lane, Wigan

British Telecom will be working at the junction of Prescott Street to provide a customer supply on Sunday 15 May 2016. To do this safely they will be using temporary traffic signals.

Wigan Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame opposite Wigan Infirmary on Sunday 15 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Atherton Road, Hindley Green

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace stop valves in the carriageway at the junction with Swan Lane on Sunday 15 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Scholes, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to repair a fire hydrant near to the junction with Platt Lane on Sunday 15 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Bolton Road, Ashton in Makerfield

BT will be undertaking works to access underground structures at the junction with Hilton Street on Sunday 15 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary signals will be undertaken during these works.

Edge Green Lane, Golborne

Electricity North West will be undertaking cable diversion works at the junction with Green Gardens between Thursday 19 May 2016 and Friday 27 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Warrington Road, Ince

On Sunday 22 May 2016 United Utilities will be working outside property number 200 to replace a manhole frame and cover. They will be using temporary traffic signals when the work takes place.

Swan Lane, Hindley Green

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Green Lane on Sunday 22 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Sale Lane, Tyldesley

Telecommunication works will be undertaken on a telecoms mast outside Barinda indian restaurant on Thursday 26 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

Castle Hill Road, Hindley

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a valve in the carriageway at the junction with Hindley Mill Lane on Sunday 29 May 2016. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during these works.

Church Lane, Lowton

National Grid Gas will be working at the junction of the East Lancashire Road (side of the Tobery Carvery) on Sunday 5 June 2016 to repair a defect in the carriageway. To do this safely, Church Lane will be closed at that point and a diversion will put in place.

General information

Further details regarding any of the matters contained in this bulletin can be obtained from Mr John McKay, Network Co-Ordinator, Wigan Council on 01942 489306.

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 roadworks 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) - 0345 672 3723

Greater Manchester Police - 0161 872 5050

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

For the motorway network - contact Highways England (external link) on 0300 123 5000.

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