Roadworks Bulletin

Prepared 25 July 2014

Issue 774

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 will be closed from Monday 7 July until Friday 8 August 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.

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 28 July 2014 lane closures will be in place to enable works to be undertaken safely.

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 August 2014.

Montrose Avenue: Temporary traffic signals will be in place at the roundabout at the junction of Greenwood Avenue until early August 2014 (date change from last week).

6. Warrington Road, Ince

National Grid Gas will carry out major gas works on Warrington Road between Ince Green Lane and Bridge Street from Monday 19 May 2014 for approximately 16 weeks. To carry out their works temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Warrington Road and road closures will be in operation on Knowles Street and Chorley Street in a phased approach. A road closure is no longer required on Manley Street.

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

Warrington Road: Traffic management is not required week commencing Monday 21 July 2014

Knowles Street: A road closure commenced on Monday 23 June 2014 and will be in operation for 5 weeks. A local diversion is in place.

Chorley Street: A road closure commenced on Monday 23 June 2014 and will be in operation for 5 weeks. A local diversion is in place.

7. 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 July 2014.

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

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

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 8 weeks.

St Ambrose Road: Works will commence on St Ambrose Road on Tuesday 22 April 2014 for approximately 12 weeks.

Cranworth Avenue: Works will commence on Cranworth Avenue from the junction with Beechwood Crescent to the junction with Windsor Avenue on Monday 12 May 2014 for approximately 12 weeks.

Windsor Avenue: Works will commence on Windsor Avenue on Monday 19 May 2014 for approximately 12 weeks.

Willow Avenue: Works are now complete

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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 the mid July 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:  Week commencing Monday 28 July 2014 temporary traffic signals will be in place between Scot Lane and Ridyard Street during off peak hours.

Wallgate:  Sunday 27 July 2014 - there will be lane closures in operation outside Kwik Fit.

13. 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.

14. Sefton Road, Orrell

Electricity North West will carry out major works on Sefton Road from Saturday 28 June 2014 for 4 weeks. To carry out their works safely a road closure will be in operation from the junction with Sandbrook Road to the junction with Sefton View. 

The diversion route for traffic will be: St James Road, Gantley Road, Upholland Road, Oxhouse Road, Sandbrook Road 

A local diversion will be in place.

15. Wigan Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Electricity North West will carry out cable installation works near to the junction with Downall Green Road between Monday 21 July 2014 and Friday 1 August 2014.  To undertake these works safely a lane closure will be in operation during off peak times. In addition to this, stop / go boards will be in operation on Sunday 27 July 2014.

16. Lord Street, Leigh

United Utilities will carry out sewer repair works near to the junction with Bedford Street between Tuesday 22 July 2014 and Thursday 31 July 2014. A lane closure will be in operation during these works.

17. Billinge Road, Wigan

United Utilities will carry out works to repair a service near to the junction with Longshaw Avenue between Wednesday 23 July 2014 and Friday 25 July 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

18. Almond Brook Road, Standish

United Utilities will carry out maintenance works overnight from Wednesday 23 July 2014 to Friday 25 July 2014 near to the junction with St Stephens Road. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation between 19:00hrs and 07:00hrs.

19. Darlington Street East, Wigan

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works from Warrington Lane to Leigh Street. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place on Sunday 20 July 2014 and Sunday 27 July 2014. A local diversion will be in place.

20. Orrell Road, Orrell

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works from Howards Lane to the M6 motorway bridge between Monday 21 July 2014 and Friday 1 August 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak hours.

21. Wigan Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works from outside house number 636 to the Haslemere Industrial Estate between Monday 28 July 2014 and Saturday 1 August 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak hours. There will also be road closures in place on Sunday 3 August 2014 and Sunday 10 August 2014. A local diversion will be in place.

22. Shevington Lane, Shevington

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works from the junction with Kilburn Drive to outside house no 153 from Wednesday 23 July 2014 to Saturday 26 July 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak hours. There will also be road closures in place on Sunday 27 July 2014 and Sunday 3 August 2014. A local diversion will be in place.

23. Wallgate, Wigan

Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works in the carriageway near Miry Lane to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals on Wednesday 30 July 2014. To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation at off peak hours.

24. Wallgate, Wigan

Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works in the carriageway near Caroline Street to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals on Thursday 31 July 2014. To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation at off peak hours.

25. Wallgate, Wigan

Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works in the carriageway near Haig Street to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals on Wednesday 30 July 2014. To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation at off peak hours.

26. Ormskirk Road, Wigan

Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works in the carriageway near Gower Street to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals on Thursday 31 July 2014. To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation at off peak hours.

27. East Lancashire Road, Tyldesley

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works for 165 metres at the approach to Chaddock Lane from Friday 25 July 2014 to Saturday 26 July 2014 between the hours of 20:00hrs and 06:00hrs. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place. A local diversion will be in place.

28. Hand Lane, Leigh

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works from the junction with Landside to the junction with Broadwell Drive from Wednesday 23 July 2014 to Tuesday 29 July 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak hours.

29. Plank Lane, Leigh

A Private Contractor will be undertaking sewer connection works outside house number 104b to house number 108b from Monday 21 July 2014 to Friday 1 August 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

30. Castle Hill Road, Hindley

United Utilities will be carrying out works to repair a collapsed sewer near to the junction with Scott Avenue. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation between Monday 21 July 2014 and Tuesday 29 July 2014 during these works (date change from last week).

31. North Street, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will carry out works to repair a collapsed sewer on North Street at its junction with Barrow Street. To carry out their works safely a road closure will be in operation from Monday 21 July 2014 for one week. 

A local diversion will be in place

32. 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 21 July 2014 for 6 weeks.

33. Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw

Bridge strengthening works have commenced on the railway bridge on Bickershaw Lane. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation from Monday 21 July 2014 for 2 weeks.

In addition to this a road closure will be in operation on Saturday 26 July 2014 and Sunday 27 July 2014 and on Saturday 2 August 2014 and Sunday 3 August 2014.

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

34. Chorley Road, Standish

British Telecom will carry out works to repair a service near to the junction with Fairhurst Lane between Monday 21 July 2014 and Wednesday 23 July 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

35. Warrington Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will carry out works to repair a service near to the junction with Newlyn Drive between Wednesday 23 July 2014 and Friday 25 July 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

36. Poolstock Lane, Wigan

Telecommunication works will be undertaken between Thompson Street and Worsley Mesnes Drive on Sunday 27 July 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

37. Hallgate, Wigan

United Utilities will carry out sewer repair works near at the junction with Bishopgate and Dorning Street between Monday 28 July 2014 and Friday 1 August 2014. To undertake these works safely a lane closure will be in operation on Dorning Street during these works.

38. Belle Green Lane, Ince

Electricity North West will carry out works to install a service near to the junction with Pennington Lane. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Thursday 31 July 2014 during these works. 

39. Wigan Road, Standish

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works from the junction with Douglas View to outside house number 385 on Sunday 3 August 2014 and Sunday 10 August 2014. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place and a local diversion will be in place.

40. Robin Park Road, Wigan

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works outside the Police Station from Tuesday 5 August 2014 to Friday 8 August 2014. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak hours. There will also be a road closure in place on Sunday 10 August 2014. A local diversion will be in place.

41. Wigan Road, Standish

Electricity North West will be carrying out works to install a new service near to the junction with Thornhill between Saturday 26 July 2014 and Sunday 27 July 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

42. Chorley Road, Standish

British Telecom will be carrying out works to locate a blockage in the ducting and make repairs to the service near the junction with Red Rock Lane from Monday 28 July 2014 to Wednesday 30 July 2014. Multi way signals will be in operation during off peak periods.

43. Red Rock Lane, Haigh

United Utilities will carry out works to repair a service near to the junction with Pennington Lane between Monday 4 August and Wednesday 6 August. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

44. Manchester Road, Ince

United Utilities will be carrying out remedial works at the junction with Dobson Park Way between Friday 25 July 2014 and Tuesday 29 July 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

45. Newton Road, Lowton

Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works in the carriageway between Kings Avenue and Planewood Gardens to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals on Friday1 August 2014. To undertake these works temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak hours.

46. Upholland Road, Billinge

Wigan Council will be undertaking highways drainage works in the carriageway outside house number 45. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Saturday 2 August 2014.

47. Church Street, Orrell

United Utilities will be carrying out works to install a new service at the junction of Farm Meadow Road between Saturday 26 July and Sunday 27 July 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

48. Church Street, Orrell  

Electricity North West will be carrying out cable installation works at the junction of Farm Meadow Road between Monday 28 July and Friday 8 August 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

49. Liverpool Road, Hindley  

National Grid Gas will carry out gas works near the junction of Blackberry Drive between Monday 21 July 2014 and Friday 8 August 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

50. Bradley Lane, Standish  

United Utilities will be carrying out repairs to manholes between Hutton Street and the railway bridge on Sunday 27 July. A road closure will be in place along with a local diversion. 

Forthcoming Road Works and Closures

Westleigh Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will carry out works to install a service near to the junction with Pickley Green between Monday 4 August 2014 and Sunday 17 August 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

Westleigh Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will carry out works to install a service near to the junction with Sovereign Fold Road between Monday 18 August 2014 and Friday 29 August 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw

United Utilities will carry out works to repair a service near to the junction with Brown Street between Monday 11 August 2014 and Wednesday 20 August 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Wigan Road, Aspull

United Utilities will be carrying out worksto renew a service near to the junction with Southerns Fold from Monday 11 August 2014 to Friday 15 August 2014. Temporary signals will be in operation during off peak hours.

Bryn Road, Ashton

National Grid Gas will be carrying out works to the gas service near 486 Bryn Road from Thursday 21 August 2014 to Tuesday the 26 August 2014. Stop and Go boards will be in operation during off peak periods.

Leigh Road, Atherton

United Utilities will carry out works to renew a service near to the junction with Oak Street between Tuesday 26 August 2014 and Thursday 28 August 2014. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works. 

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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