Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 04 March 2015

Issue 804

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.

1. Hough Lane, Tyldesley

The main construction works are substantially complete and the road has re-opened.  However TfGM will be carrying out works between Monday 5 January 2015 and Friday 3 July 2015. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation on a part time basis for heavy plant crossings.

2. Spinning Jenny Way, Leigh

The vast majority of the works are now complete.

We will need to install the remaining magnetic induction loops for the traffic signals in the coming weeks.  This will involve lane closures on Spinning Jenny Way and Chapel Street – dates to be confirmed but will be before the end of February.

3. Astley Street, Tyldesley

TfGM will be carrying out works between Upper George Street and Standish Street and in order to undertake these works safely single lane running will be in operation north bound from Astley towards Tyldesley, via use of a temporary roadway.

The road will also need to be fully closed for a period of three weeks whilst this work continues. This is scheduled to begin on Monday 30th March 2015. The diversion route will be: 

Princes Avenue – Manchester Road – Church Road – Henfold Road – Hough Lane – Manchester Road

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

4. Holden Road, Leigh

TfGM will be carrying out works to construct the traffic controlled junctions near to Rosebury Avenue. In order to undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Monday 5 January 2015 and Friday 10 April 2015.

5. Well Street, Tyldesley

TfGM will be carrying out works to construct the traffic controlled junctions between Railway Passage and Garden Street. From the 23 February 2015, Well Street will be narrowed to one lane with traffic being controlled by temporary traffic lights to allow construction vehicles access to the site. Following on from this, the junction works will then begin from 7 April 2015, and the same traffic system will remain in place.  This work will take around 7 months to complete.

6. 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 between Monday 5 January 2015 and Friday 13 March 2015 on a part time basis.

Further information regarding TfGM works in the Salford area (external link)|.

7. The Avenue / Hanover Street / Elmridge, Leigh

United Utilities will carry out major works to construct a rising main from Tuesday 26th August 2014. To undertake their works safely road closures will be in operation until the end of March 2015. 

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 29th September 2014 until Monday 9th March 2015.

Hanover Street: A road closure will be in operation from the junction with The Avenue to the junction with Holden Road from Thursday 18th September 2014 until Thursday 6th March 2015

Elmridge: A road closure will be in operation from the junction with The Avenue to the Lions Bridge pumping station from Monday 5th January 2015 until 30th March 2015. Local diversions will be in place.

8. Orrell Road/Junction with M6 link road

The Highways Agency have been carrying out work at the junction/slip road.

A road restriction of 10 mph will be in operation from 10pm Friday 13th March 2015 to 5am on Monday 16th March 2015 at this junction, whilst the road is resurfaced.

9. Chorley Road, Standish

Electricity North West will be carrying out high voltage cable reinforcement work from the Wigan Road junction to the side of number 111. This work will start on Monday 23rd February 2015 for four weeks. In order to do this work safely they will be using temporary traffic signals.

BT will be carrying out work  from opposite 12a to opposite the junction with Water Drive to clear ducts from Monday 30th March 2015 to Wednesday 1st April 2015. They will be using temporary traffic signals to carry out the work.

BT will also be carrying out work at the junction of Red Rock Lane to number 49 to unblock a duct on Tuesday 7th April 2015 to Thursday 9th April 2015. The work will require the use of temporary traffic signals and will be carried out off peak.

On Sunday 5th April 2015, BT will carry out work at the junction of Rectory Lane to permanently reinstate the carriageway. They will be using temporary traffic lights whilst the work is being carried out. They will then move to near the junction with Devon Drive to permanently reinstate recent works there and again use temporary traffic signals to carry out the work safely.

Other BT works in the Chorley Road/Rectory Lane and Standish area are currently being planned and further details will follow shortly.

10. Nook Lane, Golborne

A private contractor will be undertaking utility connection works to a new development near to the junction with Tanners Lane between Thursday 12 March 2015 and Wednesday 25 March 2015.  In order to undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation and they will be manned at peak periods. (Dates changed).

11. Ashton Road, Golborne

Electricity North West will be carrying out work to install a new supply at the side of number 126, near to the Red Lion pub, from Saturday 28th February 2015 to Friday 13th March 2015. They will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work is being carried out. 

12. Warrington Road, Platt Bridge

United Utilities will be working on Warrington Road, Platt Bridge, near to the junction with Templeton Road, for one day on Sunday 22nd March 2015 to replace a dangerous manhole frame and cover. They will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work is being carried out.

13. Warrington Road, Wigan

United Utilities will be carrying out work near to number 189 to replace a dangerous manhole frame and cover in the carriageway. They will be carrying out this work on Thursday 5th March 2015 off peak and will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the works is being carried out.

14. Gidlow Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be replacing a dangerous manhole frame and cover near to number 441 on Sunday 8th March 2015. They will be using temporary traffic signals to ensure the work is carried out safely.

15. Castle Hill Road, Hindley

Work to renew services in the footway and carriageway will be carried out by United Utilities near to number 129 from Monday 2nd March 2015 to Friday 6th March 2015. The work will require the use of temporary traffic signals which will be manned during peak times.

16. Leigh Road, Leigh

United Utilities will be carrying out work near to the junction of Ringway Avenue on Friday 6th March 2015 to replace a dangerous manhole frame and cover. The work will require the use of temporary traffic signals and will be carried out off peak.

17. Spring Road, Orrell

Spring Road will be closed between Latham Lane and Prescott Lane on Sunday 8th March 2015 whilst United Utilities repair a dangerous manhole frame and cover. The work is expected to take 2-3 hours. A diversion will be put in place:

Gathurst Road, Orrell Road, Fleet Street, City Road, Bell Lane, Prescott Lane.

18. Church Street, Orrell

United Utilities will be carrying out work to replace a service in the footway and carriageway from Monday 9th March 2015 to Friday 13th March 2015. In order to do this safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation and will be manually operated at peak times.

19. Crompton Street, Wigan

Wigan Council will be undertaking footway resurfacing from outside Gala Bingo to the junction with Riverway on Sunday 8 March 2015.  In order to undertake these works a lane closure will be in place.

20. Woodhouse Lane, Wigan

National Grid Gas will be carrying out work near the junction of Ingram Street to replace a gas main. The work will take place between Tuesday 10th March 2015 and Wednesday 29th April and will require the use of temporary traffic signals.

21. Vauxhall Road, Scholes

National Grid Gas will be carrying out a gas mains replacement from Monday 9th March 2015. Vauxhall Road will be closed at its junction with Scholes. The works is likely to last four weeks and access can be gained via Belvoir Street.

22. Wigan Road/Lovers Lane, Atherton

National Grid Gas will be carrying out work to replace a gas main from the junction with Wigan Road to outside number 171. In order for this to be done safely, the left turn from Wigan Road onto Lovers Lane will be suspended for a period of up to two and half weeks from 16th March 2015. (This will only affect traffic travelling left off Wigan Road). The diversion will be Wigan Road, Smallbrook Lane, Westleigh Lane, Atherleigh Way.

Forthcoming works

Warrington Road, Abram

United Utilities will be carrying out work to replace a dangerous manhole frame and cover at the junction of School Street on Wednesday 11th March 2015. The work will require the use of temporary traffic signals and will be carried out off peak.

Ellesmere Road, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing work between Monday 16 March 2015 and Tuesday 24 March 2015. To undertake the works safely lane closures will be in place at off peak periods.

Wallgate, Wigan

Transport for Greater Manchester will be carrying out works to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals near to the junction with Caroline Street on Sunday 5 April 2015.  To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in place between 07:00hrs and 09:00hrs.

Tyldesley Road, Atherton

United Utilities will be carrying out work to replace a dangerous manhole frame and cover near to Mill Street on Sunday 12th April 2015. To carry this out safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

Higher Green Lane, Astley

United Utilities will be working on Sunday 29th March 2015 to replace a dangerous manhole frame and cover in the carriageway, near to house number 73. They will be using temporary two signals during the work.

Chapel Fields Lane, Hindley

Electricity North West will be carrying out work to install a capacitor unit in the carriageway from Monday 6th April 2015 to Thursday 16th April 2015. In order to carry out this work a road closure will be in place.

The diversion will be: Chapel Fields Lane, Exeter Road, Derwent Road, Thirlmere Road, George Street, Banner Street, and Chapel Fields Lane

Highfield Grange Avenue, Wigan

Commhoist will be carrying out work to replace a telecomms mast on Sunday 22nd March 2015. In order to carry out this work safely, Highfield Grange Avenue will be closed from the Warrington Road roundabout to its junction with Darran Avenue. A diversion will be put in place. 

Borsdane Avenue, Hindley

A private contractor will be undertaking sewer connection works to a new development between Langdale Road and Kendal Road between Monday 16 March 2015 and Monday 20 April 2015.  In order to undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

Mosley Common Road, Tyldesley

National Grid Gas will be carrying out work to rectify six sunken valves in the carriageway opposite number 238 on Sunday 15th March 2015. In order to carry out this work safely, they will be utilising temporary traffic signals.

Spinning Jenny Way, Leigh

Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals at the junction with Brown Street North on Sunday 29  March 2015.  In order to undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation for approximately 4 hours.

Winstanley Road, Billinge

United Utilities will be carrying out work to replace a dangerous manhole frame and cover in the carriageway near to number 97 from Friday 13th March 2015 to Sunday 15th March 2015. In order to do this safely they will be using temporary traffic signals.

Avondale Street/Preston Road, Standish

On Sunday 25th May 2015 United Utilities will be carrying out work to repair a dangerous manhole frame and cover. In order to carry out the work safely, Avondale Street will be closed to traffic and two way temporary traffic signals will be used on Preston Road.

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) - 08457 462200

Greater Manchester Police - 0161 872 5050

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

For the motorway network - contact the highways agency (external link)| on 0300 123 5000.


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