Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 28 August 2015 - Issue 828

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. 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.

2. East Bond Street, Leigh

TfGM will be carrying out work to construct a new traffic controlled crossroads at the junction with Princess Street. This work will involve the use of multiway temporary traffic signals and is expected to last until Friday 21 August 2015. The road will need to be resurfaced at a later date and this will be done under a road closure for approximately one week. Details to follow.

3. Sale Lane, Tyldesley

TfGM will be carrying out work to construct a road crossing as part of the Leigh guided busway project near to Chester Road. The work will involve the use of two way signals. The work is now underway and is expected to last until the end of September 2015.

4. Atherleigh Way, Leigh

Work is under way, by a private contractor, to construct a new site entrance for the 5 Boroughs Partnership - NHS Mental Health Unit opposite the junction with Leighbrook Way (access to Sainsburys). The site entrance has now been completed and the new traffic lights will be functioning shortly. Signs will be erected to advise motorists of the new layout. The left turn to the site will be for works vehicles only.

5. Warrington Road, Wigan (Marus Bridge roundabout)

Wigan Council are carrying out work at the junction of Poolstock Lane and Highfield Grange Avenue to replace the existing roundabout with a traffic light system. Work commenced on Monday 27th July 2015 and is expected to take 21 weeks to complete. Work will be undertaken with a series of lane closures where necessary, during the off peak period and every effort will be made to keep traffic disruption to a minimum.

6. Market Street/Rectory Lane, Standish

A private contractor will be working from Market Street to the new development under construction on Rectory Lane to connect a high voltage electricity cable to the site. The work will take place during the school summer holidays, commencing on Saturday 18th July 2015 and is expected to last 6-7 weeks. The work will be done in 50 metre stretches with reinstating taking place as the works moves along the road. Temporary two way signals will be in operation and will be manned during peak times.

7. Twist Lane/Wigan Road/Firs Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will commence work on Monday 20th July 2015 to move a water main in preparation for Wigan Council's construction of a new roundabout at the junction. This work will require the use of temporary traffic signals for the duration of the works, which will be manned at peak times. Due to difficulties on site, this works is taking longer than initially expected. Any queries can be directed to United Utilities on 0345 672 3723.

Work to construct the new roundabout will commence on Tuesday 1st September 2015 and is expected to last 9 weeks.

8. Bolton Road, Atherton

Electricity North West are undergoing works to connect an electricity supply to a new development at Cutacre on Salford Road in Bolton borough. To do this they need to connect a high voltage cable from Johnson Street in Howe Bridge along a route up to the site. This means that work is currently being undertaken on Bolton Road, under temporary signals which is expected to last until Friday 3rd September 2015 when the works will then turn down Bolton Old Road.

From Monday 7th September 2015 to Friday 18th September 2015, Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing work from the railway bridge to Greenall close during the off peak period and will be doing this by utilising temporary traffic signals

Work has started on Bolton Old Road, at the junction of Crosby Street, as part of the same scheme, utilising the school holidays to carry out as much work as possible. Temporary two way traffic signals will be in operation whilst the work is being undertaken.

9. Cansfield Grove / Low Bank Road, Ashton in Makerfield

National Grid Gas will be carrying out gas mains replacement works between the junction with Wigan Road and the junction with Old Road from Monday 27 July 2015 until Friday 28th August 2015. To undertake these works safely Cansfield Grove will be reduced to one way traffic travelling in an easterly direction with a local diversion in place for westerly bound traffic.

In addition to the above closure temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Low Bank Road between Melford Drive and Old Road during these works.

10. Wigan Lower Road, Standish Lower Ground

Electricity North West will be working to lay new cables along the length of the road. To do this safely, at various stages, temporary two traffic signals may have to be used which will be manned during peak periods. The work will recommence on Monday 24th August 2015 and is expected to last until late September 2015.

11. Haigh Road, Aspull

A private contractor will be carrying out work at a new development (Haigh Court) to install utility services to the site. The work will take place from Wednesday 19th August 2015 to Friday 11th September 2015 and will at times require the use of temporary traffic signals.

12. Ashton Road / Church Street / Lowton Road, Golborne

United Utilities will be undertaking works to install a new water connection at the junction with Ashton Road, Church Street and Lowton Road between Monday 24 August 2015 and Friday 28 August 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Electricity North West will be carrying out work to move a link box from the carriageway to the footway near to the roundabout from Tuesday 1st September 2015 to Wednesday 2nd September 2015. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation. All work will take place during the off peak period.

13. Bolton Road, Ashton in Makerfield

National Grid Gas will be working near to property number 204 to rectify valve boxes in the carriageway on Sunday 30th August 2015. Temporary signals will be in use whilst the work is taking place.

14. Little Lane, Wigan

Network Rail will be undertaking works to repair and refurbish the Railway Bridge near to the junction with Lychgate between Monday 31 August 2015 and Monday 30 November 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

15. Wigan Road, Standish

BT will be undertaking works to install a new service near to the junction with Thornhill from Tuesday 1 September 2015 to Thursday 3 September 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

16. Bryn Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a hydrant cover and frame near to the junction with Lockett Road on Tuesday 1 September 2015. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during off peak times.

17. Moor Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a hydrant cover and frame near to the junction with Holgate Drive on Tuesday 1 September 2015. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during off peak times.

18. Rectory Lane, Standish

BT will be undertaking works to install a new service from the junction with St Wilfreds Road to outside Rectory Farm on Saturday 5 September 2015 and Sunday 6 September 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation, moving along Rectory Lane as work progresses.

Forthcoming Street Works

Wigan Council Resurfacing Programme

Resurfacing work will be carried out by the council and it's contractors over the coming months to improve the condition of some of the borough's main roads. This will necessitate a series of road closures, lane closures and the placing of temporary traffic signals where appropriate. The majority of this work will take place on Sundays to minimise disruption and diversion routes will be clearly signed.

Wigan 10Km run - Joining Jack

A charity run using the following roads in Wigan will take place on Sunday 6 September 2015. To allow the event to take place safely the following roads will be closed to traffic between 08:30hrs and 12:00hrs

  • Hallgate from Market Street to Dorning Street
  • 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

Soughers Lane / Chimes Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Chimes Road on Sunday 6 September 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Soughers Lane and a road closure will be in operation on Chimes Road at its junction with Soughers Lane during these works.

A local diversion will be in place for traffic.

Wigan Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Wigan Council will be carrying out resurfacing work on 4 consecutive Sundays starting on the 6th September 2015. The work will take place between Nicol Road and Cansfield Grove and will be done by utilising two way traffic signals.

Delegarte Street, Ince

United Utilities will be undertaking installation/connection works on a large diameter water meter and main at the junction with Manley Street from Tuesday 8 September 2015 for 5 weeks. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

A local diversion will be in place for traffic.

Bradley Lane, Standish

Electricity North West will be undertaking cable re-inforcement works outside Douglas Mill from Monday 7 September 2015 to Friday 18 September 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Bolton Old Road, Atherton

United Utilities will be carrying out work to repair a leak in the carriageway near to property number 104 from Monday 14th September 2015 to Wednesday 16th September 2015. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

Warrington Road, Ince

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Redbrook Road on Sunday 27 September 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Chapel Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Westwood Road on Sunday 27 September 2015. To undertake these works safely a lane closure will be in operation during these works.

Chapel Street, Leigh

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing work from Forth Street to Clyde Street on Sunday 27th September 2015 and Sunday 4th October. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation for the duration of the works.

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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