Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 12 February 2016 - Issue 849

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. Well Street, Tyldesley

TfGM will be carrying out works to construct the traffic controlled junctions between Railway Passage and Garden Street. Two way temporary traffic signals will be in place on Well Street on Monday 15 February 2016 to complete surfacing works. The temporary traffic lights will be in place for only parts of the day and manned at all times.

2. Woodhouse Lane, Wigan

National Grid Gas will be working to replace an existing mains from property number 148a to 74. The work will commence on Monday 4th January 2016 and is expected to last a number of weeks. This work will require the use of two-way temporary signals from 4th-11th January and then will move to multi-way signals on the 20th January when they will need to work at the junction with Park Road and Springfield Road. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum.

On Sunday 28th February 2016 work wil be suspended to allow Wigan Council to carry out resurfacing work at the junction on Woodhouse Lane. To do this a road closure and diversion will be in place.

3. Wigan Road, Atherton

National Grid Gas commenced works on Friday 29 January 2016 near to the junction with Liscard Street. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be operation from Monday 1 February 2016 until Friday 26 February 2016.

4. Astley Street, Tyldesley

On Monday 15 February, to complete road surfacing, Transport for Greater Manchester will have two – way temporary traffic signals in operation. The temporary traffic lights will be in use during off-peak periods only and manned at all times.

5. Leigh Road, Hindley Green

TfGM will be undertaking works to install a foundation for a bus shelter near to the junction with Smiths Lane on Tuesday 9 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.  Also on Tuesday 16 February 2016 they will be installing a new bus shelter and to undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak.

6. Scot Lane, Wigan

Electricity North West will be undertaking works to install a new service near to the junction with Marsh Green between Monday 8 February 2016 and Friday 12 February 2016. To undertake these works safely a lane closure will be in place during off peak times.

7. Coupland Road, Hindley

Electricity North West will be undertaking works to install a new connection near to the junction with Penswick Road between Tuesday 9 February 2016 and Thursday 11 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

8. Warrington Road / Aye Bridge Road, Abram

Electricity North West will be undertaking works to replace overhead cable poles between Aye Bridge Farm and property number 522 Warrington Road on Thursday 11 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times, moving along as work progresses.

9. Southgate / Wallgate, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Heritage Way on Thursday 11 February 2016 between 19:00hrs and 21:00hrs. To undertake these works safely a lane closure will be in place on Southgate and the right hand turn from Wallgate into Southgate (opposite Miry Lane) will be closed during these works. 

Traffic wishing to turn right from Wallgate into Southgate should follow the diversion along Wallgate - Queen Street - Chapel Lane - Caroline Street - Southgate

10. Warrington Road, Ince

United Utilities commenced works to repair a leaking service at the junction with Constantia Street on Thursday 11 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation for approximately 2 days.

11. Church Street, Orrell

United Utilities will be undertaking works to install a new water connection at the junction with Moor Road/St James Road on Saturday 13 February 2016 and Sunday 14 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

12. Challenge Way, Wigan

BT will be undertaking works to install a new service at the junction with Stonehouse Road between Saturday 13 February 2016 and Wednesday 17 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

13. Marsh Green, Wigan

Electricity North West will be undertaking re-instatement works at the junction with Scot Lane on Sunday 14 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

14. Poolstock Lane, Wigan

National Grid Gas will be working between properties 88-52 to replace a pipe on Tuesday 16th February 2016. The work will last until Saturday 20th February 2016 and will require the use of temporary signals that will be manned during peak periods.

15. Chaddock Lane, Astley/Worsley

Wigan Council will be carrying out resurfacing work from property number 227 to the A580 East Lancashire Road on Sunday 14 February 2016 and Sunday 21 February 2016. In order to carry out the work, a road closure and signed diversion will be put in place.

16. Bridge Street/Deansgate, Hindley

On Sunday 14th February 2016 United Utilities will carry out work to replace a dangerous manhole frame and cover. To do this safely, Deansgate will be closed and temporary traffic signals will be in use.

17. Lodge Road/Church Street Orrell

National Grid Gas will be be replacing an existing pipe at the junction with Church Street commencing on Monday 15th February 2016. To do this safely there will be temporary traffic signals in place which will be manned at peak times.

18. Wigan Road, Ashton in Makerfield

BT will be undertaking underground cable works near to property number 635 on Monday 15 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

19. Bolton Road, Aspull

Electricity North West will be undertaking works to replace overhead electrical poles on Monday 15 February 2016. Works will commence at the junction with Hall Lane and once complete will move to outside of St Elizabeths Parish Hall. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

20. Whelley, Wigan

Wigan Council will be undertaking footway and carriageway resurfacing  at the junction with  Wilton Avenue outside The Mount Garage between Monday 15 February 2016 and Friday 19 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

21. Church Lane, Shevington

National Grid Gas will be undertaking gas mains replacement works near to the junction with Central Drive between Monday 15 February 2016 and Saturday 20 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

22. Gathurst Road, Orrell

Telecommunication works will be undertaken at the entrance to Porters Wood Golf Course on Tuesday 16 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

23. Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a valve box opposite St James and St Elizabeths Church on Thursday 18 February 2016. They will also be replacing two manholes covers and frames, opposite the junction with Barracks Road and outside property number 106. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times, the signals will move along Bickershaw Lane as each works is complete.

24. Rectory Lane, Standish

BT will be undertaking works to install a new service at the junction with St Wilfreds Road on Thursday 18 February 2016 and Friday 19 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

25. Abbey Drive, Orrell

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame between property numbers 18 and 22 on Friday 19 February 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place during these works. 

The diversion route for traffic will be: Heyes Road - Orrell Road - Moor Road - Abbey Drive

Forthcoming Road Works

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.

Wigan Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking water main connection works near to the junction with Walter Scott Avenue on Saturday 20 February 2016 and Sunday 21 February 2016 and also on Saturday 27 February 2016 and Sunday 28 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Gathurst Lane, Shevington

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame outside of property number 129 on Monday 22 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

Hall Lane, Hindley

Virgin Media will be undertaking works to clear blockages in the carriageway outside of property number 35a on Tuesday 23 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

Winwick Lane, Lowton

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Newton Road on Tuesday 23 February 2016 between 19:00hrs and 21:00hrs. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Cross Street, Hindley

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame opposite the junction with Morris Street on Wednesday 24 February 2016 between 19:30hrs and 22:30hrs. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Robin Park Road, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Loire Drive on Thursday 25 February 2016 between 19:30hrs and 22:30hrs. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Prestwich Street, Atherton

Telecommunication works to replace a telecoms pole will be undertaken at the junction with Brook Street on Saturday 27 February 2016. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during these works.

Victoria Street / Westminster Street, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Westminster Street on Sunday 28 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Victoria Street and a road closure will be in place on Westminster Street during these works.

A local diversion will be in place for access to Westminster Street

Castle Hill Road, Hindley

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Bleakledge Grove on Sunday 28 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Spring Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame outside of property number 225 on Sunday 28 February 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place during these works. 

The diversion route for traffic will be: Prescott Lane - Latham Lane - Spring Road

Preston Road, Standish

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame outside of property number 419 on Monday 29 February 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

Parsons Walk, Wigan

TfGM will be undertaking works to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals outside of property number 2 near the Youth Zone on Sunday 21 February 2016. To undertake these works safely stop / go boards will be in operation for approximately 2 hours in the morning.

Ormskirk Road, Pemberton, Wigan

TfGM will be undertaking works to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals outside of Alexander Court near  Street on Sunday 21 February 2016. To undertake these works temporary traffic signals will be in operation for approximately 2 hours in the morning.

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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