Roadworks Bulletin

Prepared 29 September 2014

Issue 783

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 – from Monday 25 August 2014 for approximately 6 weeks - works will be undertaken to upgrade and increase the capacity and in order to undertake this work safely it will be necessary to close the car park. Visitors and permit holders will be directed to surrounding car parks.

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.

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.

At present there will be no major activity on site and therefore no disruption to traffic.

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 15 September 2014 lane closures will be in place to enable works to be undertaken safely. There will also be a need to close Mealhouse Lane at the junction with Bolton Road (Bolton bound) on Monday 22 September 2014 until Friday 26 September 2014 in order to undertake works on the carriageway. A local diversion will be in place. There will be a road closure from Monday 29 September 2014 for 1 week at the junction with Bolton Road (Atherton bound) in order to undertake works on the carriageway. A local diversion will be in place.

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.

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 (no date available at present).

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

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 (Date changed from last week)

Local diversions will be in place.

11. Heath Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Electricity North West commenced cable reinforcement works on Tuesday 26 August 2014 near to the junction with Windsor Road. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation for approximately four weeks. 

12. Greenwood Avenue, Wigan

United Utilities will be carrying out works to repair a sewer outside of property number 53 from Monday 15 September 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014. This will result in the road being closed. A local diversion will be in place.

13. East Lancashire Road

Wigan Council will be undertaking improvement works to the lighting columns and at the same time will undertake gully cleaning operations from the boundary with St Helens to the boundary with Salford.  These works will commence on Monday 15 September 2014 until Thursday 18 September 2014 and from Monday 22 September 2014 until Thursday 25 September 2014 Manchester bound and from Monday 29 September 2014 until Thursday 2 October 2014 and from Monday 6 October 2014 until Thursday 9 October 2014 Liverpool bound. To undertake these works safely a rolling lane closure will be in place.

14. Church Street, Orrell

Two-way temporary traffic signals will be in operation outside of property number 77 to allow United Utilities to install a service, from Monday 22 September 2014 to Friday 26 September 2014.

15. Newton Road, Lowton

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a dangerous manhole cover in the carriageway opposite Lowton Junior School. The work will take place between Thursday 25th September and Monday 29th September. Two way traffic signals will be in operation during the course of the work.

16. 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 16 October 2014. (Dates changed from last week)

17. Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw

National Grid Gas will be laying a new service outside of property number 317 from Thursday 25 September 2014 to Thursday 2 October 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation whilst the work is being carried out.

18. Martland Mill Lane, Wigan

Network Rail will be carrying out brickwork repairs to the railway bridge from Monday 22nd September to Friday 3rd October. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

19. Bell Lane, Orrell

United Utilities will be carrying out cleaning of existing mains from Thursday 25th September 2014 to Friday 26th September 2014. Two way temporary traffic signals will be in operation from 1700 to 0700.

20. Scot Lane, Aspull

Temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak times from Scot Lane bridge to Shepherd's farm. The work will take place from Wednesday 1 October 2014 to Friday 3 October 2014. This is to allow BT to locate and excavate a blockage in ducting. (Dates changed from last week)

21. Bryn Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Nicol Mere Drive on Saturday 27 September 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

22. High Street, Golborne

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Mill Street on Saturday 27 September 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

23. School Lane, Standish

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Green Lane on Sunday 28 September 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

24. Poolstock Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be carrying out works to repair a service near to the junction with Carr Lane on Sunday 28 September 2014. To undertake these works safely Stop/Go Boards will be in operation during these works.

25. Scholes, Wigan

BT will be carrying out works to repair a service at the junction with Platt Lane on Sunday 28 September 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

26. Leigh Road, Leigh

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works between Ormston Grove and Houghton Street on Sunday 28 September 2014, Sunday 5 October 2014, and Sunday 12 October 2014.  To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place. 

A local diversion will be in place.

27. Plank Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will be carrying out works to install a new service near to the junction with Colliers Way. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Monday 29 September 2014 and Friday 3 October 2014

28. Southgate, Wigan

BT will be carrying out works to repair a service near to the junction with Heritage Way from Monday 29 September 2014 to Wednesday 1 October 2014. To undertake these works safely a lane closure will be in operation during off peak times.

29. Caroline Street, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on Wednesday evening 1 October 2014 between 20:00hrs and 24:00 hrs  To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place.

A local diversion will be in place.

30. Shevington Moor, Standish

United Utilities will be carrying out works to repair a service at the junction with South Whiteacre. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Tuesday 23 September 2014 and Monday 29 September 2014.

31. Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw

Carriageway resurfacing works and footway reconstruction works will be undertaken on the bridge deck of the Railway Bridge. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation between Bickershaw Hall Nurseries and property number 545 on Saturday 27 September 2014.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Warrington Road (Platt Bridge), Platt Street, Liverpool Road, Atherton Road, Leigh Road, Smiths Lane.

32. East Lancashire Road, Leigh 

Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works on the left turn lane into Newton Road to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals on Sunday 5 October 2014.  To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place. 

A local diversion will be in place.

33. Nook Lane, Golborne

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works from Borrowdale Road to outside No. 62 from Monday 29 September 2014 and Friday 3 October 2014.  To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place.  A local diversion will be in place.

34. Darlington Street East, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works between Manchester Road and Gordon Street on Sunday 5 October 2014, Sunday 12 October 2014, and Sunday 19 October 2014 . To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place.

A local diversion will be in place.

35. Manchester Road, Ince

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway patching works between Makerfield Way and Darby Lane from  Thursday 25 September 2014 until Friday 3 October 2014 . To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak hours.

36. Chorley Road, Standish

BT will undertake works to unblock a duct at the junction with Rowton Rise from Tuesday 30 September 2014 to Friday 3 October 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

37. Wigan Road, Standish

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway patching works between Chorley Road and Grove Lane from  Monday 6 October 2014 2014 until Tuesday 14 October 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak hours.

38. Liverpool Road, Platt Bridge

United Utilities will be carrying out works to repair a service at the junction with Woodcock Drive. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Thursday 2 October 2014 and Friday 3 October 2014.

39. Kenyon Road, Wigan

BT will undertake works to install a service near to the junction with Swinley Road from Tuesday 30 September 2014 to Friday 3 October 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Forthcoming roadworks and closures

Greenwood Road, Standish

Electricity North West will be carrying out works to install a new service near to the junction with Avondale Street. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Monday 6 October 2014 and Wednesday 8 October 2014.

Preston Road, Standish

Electricity North West will be carrying out work at the side of property number 345 to excavate a joint bay in the footway between Tuesday 7 October 2014 and Thursday 9 October 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

Smethurst Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be carrying out water mains cleaning works near to the junction with Lambton Street. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between 19:00hrs on Tuesday 7 October 2014 and 07:00hrs on Wednesday 8 October 2014.

Ormskirk Road, Wigan

United Utilities will be carrying out water mains cleaning works near to the junction with Worsley Street. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between 19:00hrs on Tuesday 7 October 2014 and 07:00hrs on Wednesday 8 October 2014.

Ormskirk Road, Wigan

United Utilities will be carrying out water mains cleaning works near to the junction with Bank Street. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between 19:00hrs on Thursday 9 October 2014 and 07:00hrs on Friday 10 October 2014.

Sherwood Drive, Wigan

United Utilities will be carrying out water mains cleaning works near to property number 22. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between 19:00hrs on Thursday 9 October 2014 and 07:00hrs on Friday 10 October 2014.

Chapel Lane, Wigan

National Rail will be carrying out works to install safety railings at the Railway Bridge on Chapel Lane. To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation between 22:00hrs on Saturday 18 October 2014 and 06:00hrs on Sunday 19 October 2014.

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.

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.

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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