Roadworks Bulletin

Prepared 29 August 2014

Issue 778

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

Brown Street South between Gas Street and Queen Street will remain closed for the next few weeks to enable works to be undertaken safely.

Queen Street – Monday 25 July 2014 – works will commence near to the junction with Princess Street. Disruption to traffic will be kept to a minimum.

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. (Date changed from last week)

The site compound has been located on land between Spinning Jenny Way, Chapel Street and Brown 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 26 August 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 Friday 29 August 2014 in order to undertake ducting work. 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. Greenwood Avenue / Montrose 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 Friday 5 September 2014. (Date changed from last week)

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

Works have commenced on a road safety scheme on Monday 3 March 2014 on Crompton Street, Standishgate and Market Street and also Mesnes Park Terrace at the junction with Bridgeman Terrace.  The works are expected to be completed by the end of August 2014.

Sunday 31 August 2014 – Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals. To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in place. Also works will be undertaken to repaint the road markings.

7. 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

Local diversions will be in place during these works.

North Lane: 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 20 weeks.

St Ambrose Road: Works will commence on St Ambrose Road on Tuesday 22 April 2014 for approximately 16 weeks.

Cranworth Avenue: Works are now complete

Windsor Avenue: Works are now complete

Willow Avenue: Works are now complete

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

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 late August 2014.

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

Works are almost complete and disruption to traffic will be kept to a minimum.

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 on a part time basis.

13. 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. (Dates changed from last week)

14. Warrington Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Electricity North West will be carrying out cable reinforcement works near the junction with Chelwood Park between Monday 4 August 2014 and Sunday 31 August 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

15. Ince Green Lane, Ince

National Grid Gas will be carrying out works to renew a service near to the junction with Manchester Road between Friday 8 August 2014 and Monday 1 September 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation when required during these works. (dates changed from last week)

16. Westleigh Lane, Leigh

Electricity North West will carry out works to repair a valve outside of property number 332 between Tuesday 12 August 2014 and Friday 29 August 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

17. Scot Lane, Wigan

A private contractor will be carrying out work to a sewer connection between Laurel Street and Laithwaite Road from Monday 18 August 2014 to Saturday 30 August 2014.  To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place.

The diversion route will be Ormskirk Road, Robin Park Road, Montrose Avenue, Scot Lane

18. Wright Street, Platt Bridge

A private contractor will be carrying out work to a sewer connection between house no. 19 and the entrance to Langton Court from Monday 1 September 2014 to Monday 8 September 2014. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place.

The diversion route will be:

Two way diversion -  Wright Street, Lymn Street, Liverpool Road, Moss Lane, Wright Street

19. Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw

Wigan Council will be undertaking works at the railway bridge to replace the parapets. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in place from Wednesday 27 August 2014 for approximately three weeks.

20. Wigan Road, Standish

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works from outside No. 385 to Douglas View on Sunday 24 August 2014 and Sunday 31 August 2014. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place.

The diversion route will be Wigan Road, Chorley Road, Red Rock Lane, School Lane, Meadow Pit Lane, Riley Lane, Haigh Road, Wigan Road, Whelley, Scholes, School Lane, Riverway, Central Park Way, Wigan Lane, Wigan Road.

21. Gathurst Road, Orrell

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works from River Douglas Bridge to outside Hillside between Tuesday 26 August 2014 and Friday 29 August 2014. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place during off peak hours.

The diversion route will be:

Gathurst Road, Orrell Road, Ormskirk Road, Ellesmere Road / Ormskirk Road (opposite direction – gyratory), A577 Ormskirk Road, A49 Ormskirk Road, A49 Wallgate / Southgate (opposite direction – gyratory). Queen Street / Caroline Street (opposite direction – gyratory), Chapel Lane, Riverway, Central Park Way, Wigan Lane, Wigan Road, High Street, School Lane, Almond Brook Road, Shevington Lane, Broad O’th Lane, Gathurst Lane, Gathurst Road.

22. Pepper Lane, Standish

A private contractor will be carrying out work on a site entrance between property numbers 98 and 102 from Tuesday 26 August 2014 to Friday 29 August 2014.  To undertake these works temporary traffic signals will be in place. 

23. 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

Hanover Street: 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

Local diversions will be in place

24. 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. 

25. Long Lane, Hindley Green

United Utilities commenced works on Wednesday 27 August 2014 to repair a leaking service near to the junction with Alder Lane. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation for approximately one week. 

26. Billinge Road, Wigan

A private contractor will carry out works to provide a new service near to the junction with Foundry Lane between Wednesday 27 August 2014 and Saturday 30 August 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works. 

27. Bryn Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will carry out sewer repair works near to the junction with Nicol Mere Drive between Wednesday 27 August 2014 and Sunday 31 August 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works. 

28. Ormskirk Road, Wigan

United Utilities will carry out works to renew a service near to the junction with Harrowby Street between Thursday 28 August 2014 and Monday 1 September 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works. 

29. Manchester Road, Ince

United Utilities will carry out remedial works at the junction with Dobson Park Way between Thursday 28 August 2014 and Sunday 31 August 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works. 

30. Frog Lane, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works from Lower St Stephen Street to the Railway Bridge on Sunday 31 August 2014 and Sunday 14 September 2014. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place.

The diversion route will be:  Two way diversion - Woodhouse Lane, Park Road, Parsons Walk, New Market Street, Frog Lane.

31. Prescott Street, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works at the Railway Bridge on Sunday 31 August 2014 and Sunday 14 September 2014. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place.

32. Bradley Lane, Standish

United Utilities will carry out investigative works outside of 2-4 Bradley Trading Estate between Monday 1 September 2014 and Friday 12 September 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

33. Meadow Pit Lane, Haigh

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on the bend near to Riley Lane on Monday 1 September 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary three way traffic signals will be in place.

34. Warrington Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway patching works from the junction with Heath Road to the junction with Newlyn Drive from Monday 1 September 2014 to Wednesday 3 September 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak hours.

35. Warrington Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway patching works from outside the Bay Horse to Violet Street from Thursday 4 September 2014 to Monday 8 September 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak hours.

36. Grimshaw Street, Golborne

A private contractor will be carrying out work to a sewer connection from Monday 1 September 2014 to Saturday 6 September 2014.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in place.

37. Hall Lane, Hindley

A private contractor will undertake investigative works on the railway bridge on behalf of Network Rail on Sunday 31 August 2014. To undertake their works safely a road closure will be in operation between Railway Street and Whiteside Avenue. 

The diversion route for traffic will be: Ladies Lane, Castle Hill Road, Wigan Road, Church Street, Chorley Road, Dicconson Lane, Bolton Road

38. Warrington Road, Abram

BT will be undertaking works to repair a service at the junction with Bickershaw Lane on Sunday 31 August 2014. Stop / Go boards will be in operation during these works.

39. Darlington Street, Wigan

United Utilities will carry out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Sovereign Road on Sunday 31 August 2014. A lane closure will be in operation during these works. 

40. Old Road, Ashton in Makerfield

National Grid Gas will carry out works to install a new service near to the junction with Morden Avenue between Monday 1 September 2014 and Friday 12 September 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works. 

41. Walthew House Lane, Wigan

Telecommunications works will be undertaken on the telecoms mast near to the junction with Botanic Court on Wednesday 3 September 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works. 

Forthcoming Road Works and Closures

Warrington Road, Ince 

United Utilities will carry out works to repair a leaking service near to the junction with Bridge Street on  Saturday 6 September 2014 and Sunday 7 September 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Wigan 10km Run

A charity run using the following roads in Wigan will take place on Sunday 7 September 2014. To allow the event to take place safely the following roads will be closed to traffic between 09:00hrs and 12:00hrs

  • Market Street
  • Parsons Walk
  • Park Road
  • Woodhouse Lane
  • Woodhouse Drive from Woodhouse Lane to Beech Hill Avenue
  • Scot Lane from Woodhouse Drive to Challenge Way
  • Martland Mill Lane / Walthew House Lane from Scot Lane to Stonehouse Road
  • Stonehouse Road
  • Challenge Way from Scot Lane to Stonehouse Road
  • Stadium Way from Scot Lane to a point 820 metres south east of its junction with Scot Lane

Poolstock Lane, Wigan

Telecommunications works will be undertaken to install a new service near to the junction with Morton Avenue. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Sunday 7 September 2014 and Wednesday 10 September 2014 and on Sunday 14 September 2014. 

City Road, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works from Montrose Avenue to Bell Lane from Monday 8 September 2014 and Friday 12 September 2014. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place.

The diversion route will be: Two way diversion - Bell Lane, Prescott Lane, Eccles Road, City Road.

Frog Lane, Wigan

A private contractor will undertake works on the railway bridge on behalf of Network Rail overnight on Sunday 13 September 2014 and also on Sunday 20 September 2014. To undertake their works safely a road closure will be in operation from 22:00hrs to 06:00hrs between Spring Gardens and Prescott Street. 

The diversion route for traffic will be: Woodhouse Lane, Park Road, Parsons Walk, New Market Street

Wallgate, Wigan

Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals near to the junction with Miry Lane on Sunday 14 September 2014.  To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation at off peak hours.

Darlington Street East, Wigan

Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals at the junction with Warrington Lane on Sunday 14 September 2014.  To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation at off peak hours.

Central Park Way, Wigan

Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals at the junction with Tesco on Sunday 14 September 2014.  To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation at off peak hours.

Standishgate, Wigan

United Utilities will undertake works to install a new water meter and fully re-instate the carriageway on Monday 15 September 2014 for ten days. To undertake their works safely a road closure will be in operation from its junction with Powell Street to its junction with Brick Kiln Lane. 

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

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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