Roadworks Bulletin

Prepared 11 April 2014 - Issue 760

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

Bus priority works are due to commence at the junction with Sale Lane. National Grid Gas will be replacing an old high pressure gas pipe. To carry out these works safely a road closure will be in operation from Tuesday 22 April 2014 for a period of 5 months.

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 first stage will consist of utilities services being diverted. The utilities work will start on site on Monday 13 January 2014 and works are expected to be completed by April 2014.

Throughout the scheme the traffic management will change and updates will be provided. From the start of the scheme lane closures will become operational between Brown Street South and High Street and delays in the peak period could be experienced.

From Wednesday 5 February 2014 until Friday 11 April 2014 the traffic signals at the junction of Spinning Jenny Way, Chapel Street and Lord Street South will be changed to operate in three stages as opposed to the existing two. It is anticipated that the traffic signals will return to normal operation early next week.

British Telecom will be installing cables across Spinning Jenny Way (between Derby Street and Lord Street South) on Sunday 13 April 2014. These works are being carried out early in the morning to minimise disruption. Stop/Go boards will be used to control traffic between 06:00hrs and 11:00hrs.

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 first stage will consist of utilities services being diverted. The utilities work will start on site on Monday 24 February 2014 and works are expected to be completed by the end of April 2014.

British Telecom will be diverting their underground cables from Tuesday 22 April 2014 for approximately two weeks.

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 work will start on site at the end of March 2014 and works are expected to be completed by July 2014.

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

British Telecom will be undertaking their diversion works and these will take place in the footway in Stanley Street from the rear of B & M Bargains to the junction with Elliott Street. These works are expected to commence on Tuesday 22 April 2014 for approximately two weeks.

Virgin Media will be undertaking their diversion works in the footway on Elliott Street at the junction with Stanley Street and will continue along Stanley Street.Throughout the scheme the traffic management will change and updates will be provided.

5. Greenwood Avenue, Wigan

United Utilities have major works planned to their waste water network on Greenwood Avenue between Montrose Avenue and Matheson Drive. To carry out their works road closures will be in operation in a phased approach from the 21 October 2013 until May 2014.

Signage will be in place and a local diversion will apply. The one-way system will be suspended in sections to allow access for residents.

6. Warrington Road / Little Lane, Wigan

A new roundabout will be constructed and associated works including the closure of Little Lane commenced on Monday 27 January 2014 for approximately 20 weeks.

Little Lane has now been closed off to through traffic and on Warrington Road lane closures are in force on both sides of the carriageway.Throughout the scheme the traffic management will change and updates will be provided.

7. Crompton Street / Standishgate / Mesnes Street / Mesnes Park Terrace, Wigan

Works have commenced on a road safety scheme on Monday 3 March 2014 for 8 weeks on Crompton Street, Standishgate and Market Street and also Mesnes Park Terrace at the junction with Bridgeman Terrace. At present all works are in the footway and no traffic management is expected for the forthcoming week.

8. Astley Waste Water Scheme

United Utilities are carrying out major waste water works around the Astley Area. Road closures have been set up to facilitate their works on the following streets:

  • North Lane, St Ambrose Road, Windsor Avenue, Willow Avenue, Cranworth Avenue
  • Works will commence on North Lane from the junction with Willow Avenue to the junction of Kermishaw Nook on Monday 24 March 2014 for approximately 8 weeks.
  • Works will commence on St Ambrose Road on Tuesday 22 April 2014 for approximately 12 weeks.

9. Brook Drive, Astley

United Utilities will be carrying out works to upsize the waste water network between both of its junctions with Manor Road. A road closure will be in place from Tuesday 3 December 2013 for 4 months. A local diversion will be in place during these works.

10. 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.

11. Ormskirk Road / Wallgate, Wigan

Works have commenced on Ormskirk Road from its junction with Ridyard Street to Saddle Junction and on Wallgate from its junction with Saddle Junction to its junction with Great George Street and are expected to be completed by early June 2014.

The works involve the removal of the cycle lane on the carriageway and improvements to the footway to incorporate the new cycle facilities.

Ormskirk Road: Monday 14 April 2014 until Friday 18 April 2014 temporary traffic signals will be in operation near to the junction with Heather Grove.

Wallgate: Monday 14 April 2014 until Friday 18 April 2014 there will be a near side lane closure between Saddle Junction and Great George Street.

12. 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.

13. Manchester Road, Leigh

United Utilities will carry out works to repair a service near to the junction with Dorset Road. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Monday 7 April 2014 and Monday 14 April 2014.

14. Frog Lane / Dorning Street, Wigan

Telecommunication works commenced on Dorning Street on Thursday 20 March 2014. A lane closure will be in operation at the junction with Frog Lane between Monday 7 April 2014 and Wednesday 9 April 2014.

Furthermore, temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times on Frog Lane between Monday 7 April 2014 and Wednesday 9 April 2014 at the junction with Dorning Street and then at the junction with Hallgate on Thursday 10 April 2014 and Friday 11 April 2014.

15. Bickershaw Lane / Smiths Lane, Bickershaw

BT will carry out works to install a new service from the junction with Beacon Road to outside of Owens Farm. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times between Monday 7 April 2014 and Friday 18 April 2014.

16. Wigan Road, Standish

A Private Contractor will be undertaking works to install a rising main in the carriageway outside house number 238. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation from Saturday 5 April 2014 until Thursday 17 April 2014.

17. Corner Lane, Leigh

Wigan Council will be undertaking footway resurfacing works between Westleigh Lane and Cambourne Drive. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation off peak from Tuesday 1 April 2014 until Friday 2 May 2014. Dates changed from last week.

18. Wigan Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Electricity North West will carry out works to install a new service at the junction with Alexandra Road. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Tuesday 8 April 2014 and Monday 21 April 2014.

19. Mort Lane, Tyldesley

Electricity North West commenced works to repair several cable faults outside of the substation on Thursday 10 April 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation for approximately 5 days.

20. Miles Lane, Shevington

United Utilities will carry out works to renew a service outside of property number 135. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Monday 7 April 2014 and Friday 11 April 2014.

21. New Market Street, Wigan

BT will carry out urgent cable repair works at the junction with Mesnes Street on Friday 11 April 2014 between 21:00hrs and 06:00hrs. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

22. Wigan Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Electricity North West will carry out works to install a new service at the entrance to Link Farm on Saturday 12 April 2014 and Sunday 13 April 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

23. High Street, Golborne

United Utilities will carry out works to renew a service near to the junction with Tanners Lane. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Saturday 12 April 2014 and Monday 14 April 2014.

24. Atherton Road, Hindley Green

United Utilities will carry out works to renew a service near to the junction with Carlton Grove. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Sunday 13 April 2014 during these works.

25. Edge Green Lane, Golborne

United Utilities will carry out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Manley Avenue. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Sunday 13 April 2014 during these works.

26. Kirkhall Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will carry out works to rebuild a fire hydrant near to the junction with Holt Street. Stop/Go Boards will be in operation on Sunday 13 April 2014 during these works.

27. Market Street, Hindley

BT will carry out gully cleaning works at the junction with Carr Street. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Sunday 13 April 2014 during these works.

28. Slag Lane, Lowton

United Utilities will carry out works at the junction with Crow Wood Road during off peak times on Monday 14 April 2014. Stop/Go Boards will be in operation during these works.

29. Borsdane Avenue / Lancaster Road, Hindley

A Private Contractor will be undertaking sewer connection works in the carriageway outside property number 10. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation from Monday 14 April 2014 for approximately 5 days. Following completion of this work the traffic signals will be moved onto Lancaster Road outside property number 112 for approximately 5 days. The Contractor will be undertaking works on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

30. Liverpool Road, Platt Bridge

United Utilities will carry out works to renew a service near to the junction with Woodcock Drive. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Monday 14 April 2014 and Thursday 24 April 2014.

31. Frog Lane, Wigan

BT will carry out works to install a new service near to the junction with Dorning Street. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Monday 14 April 2014 and Thursday 17 April 2014.

32. Rectory Lane, Standish

Balfour Beatty will carry out works to renew a service near to the junction with St Wilfreds Road. Stop/Go Boards will be in operation during off peak times between Tuesday 15 April 2014 and Thursday 17 April 2014.

Forthcoming Road Works and Closures

Poolstock Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will carry out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Marus Avenue. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Sunday 20 April 2014 during these works.

Ormskirk Road, Wigan

United Utilities will carry out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Lichfield Street. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Sunday 20 April 2014 during these works.

St Georges Day Parade Leigh – Lilford District Scouts

A walking procession is scheduled to take place on Sunday 27 April 2014 and will require closures on the following roads:

  • Chapel Street from its junction with Turner Street to its junction with Queen Street
  • Queen Street for its entire length
  • Bradshawgate for its entire length
  • Market Street for its entire length
  • Market Place from its junction with Market Street to its junction with St Marys Way
  • St Marys Way for its entire length
  • Lord Street for its entire length
  • Lord Street South for its entire length

The parade is due to commence after 13:00 hours for approximately 4 hours.

St Georges Day Parade Wigan – Wigan District Scouts

A walking procession is scheduled to take place on Sunday 27 April 2014 and will require closures on the following roads:

  • Crawford Street for its entire length
  • Bishopgate for its entire length
  • Hallgate from its junction with Bishopgate to its junction with Market Street
  • New Market Street from its junction with Market Street to its junction with Mesnes Street
  • New Market Street slip road from its junction with Market Street to its junction with Mesnes Street
  • Mesnes Street from its junction with Bridgeman Terrace to its junction with Standishgate
  • Northway from its junction with Powell Street to its junction with Mesnes Street
  • Standishgate from its junction with Powell Street and Northway to its junction with Mesnes Street
  • Cromption Street from its junction with Mesnes Street and Standishgate to its junction with Riverway

The parade is due to commence after 10:45 hours for approximately 2 hours

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.

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