Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 31 May 2016 - Issue 859

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 Road, Atherton ***emergency gas works***

National Grid Gas are currently working to repair a gas leak at the junction of Wigan Road, Lovers Lane and Schofield Lane in Atherton. Due to the location of the leak it has been necessary for them to utilise temporary four way traffic signals in order to do the work safely. The lights will be manned at peak times and they are endeavouring to complete the work by the weekend, if not sooner.

2. 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 10 June 2016. To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation (at times stop / go boards will be used) at off peak times.

3. 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 12 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. On Tuesday 31 May 2016 two way temporary signals will be in place as work continues down the road. Further updates will be provided as the work progresses.

4. Rectory Lane, Standish

A private contractor will be undertaking drainage connection works outside the Old Golf Club from Monday 9 May 2016 to Friday 3 June 2016. To undertake this work safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation and will be manned at peak hours.

5. 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 Wednesday 1 June 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

6. Whitley Crescent, Wigan

United Utilities commenced works to repair a leaking service outside of property number 22 on Wednesday 25 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation for approximately six days.

7. Bridge Street, Golborne

Electricity North West are currently working near to the junction with School Street to repair a gas assisted cable. The work is expected to last until Thursday 9 June 2016. To do the work safely, temporary signals will be in operation which will be manned at peak times. When work is not taking place, the lights will be removed to allow two way traffic to flow.

8. Poolstock Lane, Wigan

National Grid Gas will be undertaking works in preparation for upcoming gas mains works from opposite property number 41 to the junction with Corporation Street between Saturday 28 May 2016 and Sunday 5 June 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works, moving along Poolstock Lane as work progresses.

9. Springfield Road, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking sewer repair works near to the junction with Mort Street between Monday 30 May 2016 and Sunday 5 June 2016. To undertake these works safely there will be a partial road closure in operation between Mort Street and First Avenue during these works. Traffic travelling in a northerly direction should follow the diversion in place.

The diversion route for north bound traffic will be: Woodhouse Lane - Beech Hill Lane - Beech Hill Avenue - Springfield Road

10. Old Pepper Lane, Standish

United Utilities will be undertaking sewer repair works outside property number 77 between Monday 30 May 2016 and Sunday 5 June 2016. To undertake these works safely there will be a road closure in operation between Robin Hill Drive and Pepper Lane during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Pepper Lane - Boundary Lane - Mossy Lea Road - Crow Orchard Road - Shevington Lane - Almond Brook Road

11. Miles Lane, Shevington

United Utilities will be undertaking works to renew a service outside property number 75b between Tuesday 31 May 2016 and Thursday 2 June 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

12. Firs Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a stop valve in the carriageway near to the junction with Charity Street on Tuesday 31 May 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

13. Wigan Road, Hindley

BT will be accessing carriageway boxes to undertake works at the Liverpool Road / Market Street / Atherton Road junction. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between 19:00hrs on Tuesday 31 May 2016 and 06:00hrs on Wednesday 1 June 2016.

14. Nook Lane, Golborne

Electricity North West will be undertaking cable diversion works near to the junction with Barrowdale Road between Tuesday 31 May 2016 and Monday 13 June 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

15. Wigan Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be undertaking works to build a manhole in the carriageway outside of Park Lane Farm between Tuesday 31 May 2016 and Monday 6 June 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

16. Wigan Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Swinley Road on Wednesday 1 June 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

17. City Road, Wigan

Electricity North West will be undertaking works to install a new service near to Loch Street between Wednesday 1 June 2016 and Tuesday 7 June 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

18. Firs Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Urmston Street on Thursday 2 June 2016.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

19. Lowton Road, Golborne

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a fire hydrant outside of Golborne High School on Thursday 2 June 2016.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

20. Bickershaw Lane, Abram

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Charnock Street on Friday 3 June 2016.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

21. St Helens Road, Leigh

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Mayfield Drive on Friday 3 June 2016.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

22. Church Lane, Lowton

National Grid Gas will be working at the junction of the East Lancashire Road (side of the Toby 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.

23. Aspull Churches Together Walking Day

A walking procession is scheduled to take place on Sunday 5 June 2016 and will require closures on the following roads:

  • Haigh Road from its junction with Toddington Lane to its junction with St Davids Crescent
  • St Davids Crescent from its junction with Haigh Road to its junction with Holly Road
  • Holly Road from its junction with St Davids Crescent to its junction with Wigan Road
  • Wigan Road from its junction with Holly Road to its junction with Bolton Road

The parade is due to commence after 13:45 hours for approximately 1 hour

24. Orrell United Churches Walking Day

A walking procession is scheduled to take place on Sunday 5 June 2016 and will require closures on the following roads:

  • Lodge Road from its junction with Winstanley Road to its junction with Sandy Lane
  • St Lukes Drive from its junction with Lodge Road to its junction with Vicarage Road
  • Vicarage Road from its junction with St Lukes Drive to its junction with Sandy Lane
  • Sandy Lane from its junction with Marl Grove to its junction with Lodge Road
  • Marl Grove from its junction with Sandy Lane to its junction with Jubilee Avenue
  • Jubilee Avenue from its junction with Marl Grove to its junction with Sandy Lane

The parade is due to commence after 13:45 hours for approximately 1 hour

25. Lowton Road, Golborne

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame outside Golborne Clinic on Sunday 5 June 2016.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.      

26. Bolton Road / Wigan Road / Princess Road / Gerard Street, Ashton in Makerfield

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works at the junction of Bolton Road / Wigan Road / Princess Road / Gerard Street on Sunday 5 June 2016 and on Sunday 12 June 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

Diversion routes for traffic will be:

From Princess Road - York Road - York Road South - Heath Road - Warrington Road

From Liverpool Road - Bryn Street - Wigan Road - Bryn Road - Bolton Road

From Bolton Road - Bryn Road South - Bryn Road - Wigan Road - Bryn Street

27. Ormskirk Road, Wigan

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works between the junction with Ellesmere Road and the junction with Scot Lane on eight consecutive Sundays commencing on Sunday 5 June 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Saddle junction - Warrington Road - Victoria Street - Enfield Street

28. Wallgate, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to install a new water connection outside the Victoria Hotel on Sunday 5 June 2016. To undertake these works safely a lane closure will be in operation during these works.

29. Newton Road, Lowton

Wigan Council will be undertaking works to install a pedestrian crossing point between  house numbers 433 and 435 on Friday 3 June 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak hours.

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. The work will commence off the carriageway, on Monday 11th July 2016 and move onto the carriageway once the school summer holidays start. The working areas will be kept to a minimum and work will continue through the weekends. Lights will be manned during peak times. It is also necessary to close some minor roads at various stages to assist with traffic flows on the main road. Local residents will be informed by National Grid Gas and information boards will be displayed.

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.

Warrington Road, Ince

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a fire hydrant in the carriageway near to the junction with Banner Street on Monday 6 June 2016 between 19:30hrs and 22:30hrs. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Bolton Road, Atherton

Electricity North West will be undertaking works to install a new service at the junction with High Street between Tuesday 7 June 2016 and Monday 13 June 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

St Pauls Church Walking Day, Leigh

A walking procession is scheduled to take place on Sunday 12 June 2016 and will require closures on the following roads:

  • Westleigh Lane from its junction with Pickley Green to its junction with Abbey Lane
  • Abbey Lane for its entire length
  • Warlow Drive for its entire length

The parade is due to commence after 14:15 hours for approximately 1 hour

Hindley Churches Together Walking Day

A walking procession is scheduled to take place on Sunday 12 June 2016 and will require closures on the following roads:

  • Atherton Road from its junction with Market Street to its junction with Lord Street
  • Lord Street for its entire length
  • Park Road from its junction with Lord Street to its junction with Atherton Road
  • Atherton Road from its junction with Park Road to its junction with George Street
  • George Street for its entire length
  • Chapel Green Road from its junction with George Street to its junction with Argyle Street
  • Argyle Street from its junction with Chapel Green Road to its junction with Francis Street
  • Francis Street for its entire length
  • Platt Lane for its entire length

The parade is due to commence after 13:45 hours for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

High Street, Standish

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Malt Kiln Mews on Sunday 12 June 2016.  To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during these works.

Bryn Road, Ashton in Makerfield

BT will be undertaking works to desilt ducts and lay fibre cables at the junction with Lockett Road and at the junction with Nicol Mere Drive on Sunday 12 June 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Manchester Road, Leigh

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Devon Street on Sunday 12 June 2016.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

A580 East Lancashire Road

Wigan Council will be undertaking overnight carriageway resurfacing works between Morley's Bridge and the Greyhound Island (Warrington Road) between Monday 13 June 2016 and Saturday 18 June 2016. To undertake these works safely the Liverpool bound carriageway will be closed to traffic from Higher Green Lane to the Greyhound Island between 20:00hrs and 06:00hrs.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Higher Green Lane - Manchester Road - Warrington Road

Orrell Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame outside of Grosvenor Court on Sunday 19 June 2016.  To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during these works.

Bag Lane Methodist Church Walking Day

A walking procession is scheduled to take place on Sunday 19 June 2016 and will require closures on the following roads:

  • Factory Street West for its entire length
  • Wigan Road from its junction with Factory Street West to its junction with Leigh Road
  • Leighton Street for its entire length
  • Lambeth Street from its junction with Leighton Street to its junction with Lombard Street
  • Lombard Street for its entire length
  • Leigh Road from its junction with Lombard Street to its junction with Bee Fold Lane
  • Bee Fold Lane for its entire length
  • Hamilton Street from its junction with Leigh Road to its junction with Mayfield Street
  • Mayfield Street from its junction with Hamilton Street to its junction with Market Street
  • Market Street from its junction with Mayfield Street to its junction with Leigh Road

The parade is due to commence after 14:30 hours for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

Flapper Fold Lane, Atherton

United Utilities will be undertaking works to renew a water supply on Flapper Fold Lane between Tuesday 21 June 2016 and Thursday 23 June 2016. To undertake these works safely there will be a road closure in operation between the junction with Rosedale Avenue and the junction with Mealhouse Lane during these works.

Local diversions will be in place for traffic.

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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