Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 24 July 2015

Issue 824

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.

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 August 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) on. Work at the junction is progressing well. The left hand lane heading from Atherton, has now been closed to allow the construction of the road opening to the new site but the right hand filter lane into Leighbrook Way has has now been re-opened..

5. The Avenue, Leigh

United Utilities will be undertaking re-instatement works between the junction with Elmridge and the junction with Lake Street on Sunday 26 July 2015. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place during these works. A local diversion will be in place for traffic.

Once the above section of The Avenue is complete works will commence between Lake Street and property number 156. Temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

6. Warrington Road, Wigan (Marus Bridge roundabout)

Wigan Council will be carrying out work at the junction of Poolstock Lane and Highfield Grange Avenue to replace the existing roundabout with a traffic light system. Work will commence on Monday 20th 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.

7. Northway / Powell Street, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works between Dicconson Street and Hilton Street on Sunday 26 July 2015. A lane closure will be in place on Northway/Powell Street, and the junction with Standishgate will be closed during these works. A local diversion will be in place for access to Standishgate.

8. Atherton Road, Hindley

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on Atherton Road from outside property number 118 to the junction with George Street on Sunday 26 July 2015. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place during these works.

The diversion route for traffic is: Atherton Road - Corner Lane - Smallbrook Lane - Wigan Road (Atherton) - Schofield Lane - Lower Leigh Road (Westhoughton) - Leigh Road - Cricketers Way - Wigan Road - Castle Hill Road (Hindley) - Bridge Street - Market Street

In addition to the above a local diversion will be in place for one way traffic travelling along Lord Street.

9. Pole Street/Market Street/Rectory Lane, Standish

A private contractor will be working from Pole 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.

10. 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. Work to construct the roundabout will begin on the 17th August 2015. This work will require the use of temporary traffic signals for the duration of the works, which will be manned at peak times.

11. Holden Road, Leigh

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works between the junction with Wensleydale Road and the junction with Manchester Road from Monday 20 July 2015 for one week. To undertake these works safely Holden Road will be reduced to one way traffic travelling in a south-easterly direction during off peak hours with a diversion in place for Leigh bound traffic.

The diversion route for Leigh bound traffic will be: Manchester Road - Chapel Street - Princess Street - College Street - Guest Street.

12. Warrington Road / Crompton Street, Ince

National Grid Gas will be undertaking gas mains replacement works between Monday 20 July 2015 and Thursday 30 July 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Warrington Road and a road closure will be in place on Crompton Street. A local diversion will be in place for vehicle access to Crompton Street.

13. Haigh Road, Aspull

United Utilities will be undertaking works to install a new mains connection near to the junction with Holly Nook  between Monday 20 July 2015 and Friday 31 July 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

14. Westleigh Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Sovereign Fold Road on Sunday 26 July 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

15. Bryn Road South, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Bolton Road. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation on Sunday 26 July 2015.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Bolton Road - Wigan Road - Alexandra Road.

16. York Road, Ashton in Makerfield

National Grid Gas will be carrying out remedial works at the junction with Princess Road on Sunday 26 July 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

17. St Helens Road, Leigh

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Newlands Road. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation on Sunday 26 July 2015 during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Atherleigh Way - Twist Lane - King Street

18. Chorley Road, Standish

United Utilities will be working near to the junction of Rectory Lane to repair a leaking valve in the carriageway on Sunday 26th July 2015. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

19. Hall Lane, Hindley

United Utilities will be working near to Tollgreen Close to replace a defective manhole frame and cover. In order to do this safely they will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

20. Cansfield Grove, 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 for three weeks. 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.

21. 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 is expected to last until 17th August 2015.

22. Gidlow Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to repair a damaged sewer near to the junction with Gidlow Avenue between Monday 27 July 2015 and Wednesday 5 August 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

23. Alder Lane, Hindley Green

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works between the junction with Long Lane and the junction with Cranstal Drive from Monday 27 July 2015 to Friday 31 July 2015. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Long Lane - Crossdale Road - Green Lane

24. Wigan Road, Aspull

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a service near to the junction with Withington Lane between Monday 27 July 2015 and Wednesday 29 July 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

25. Shevington Lane, Shevington

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a defective stop tap near to the junction with Willowbrook Drive between Monday 27 July 2015 and Wednesday 29 July 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

26. Old Pepper Lane, Standish

BT will be undertaking works to provide a new service at the junction with Broadacre. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Monday 27 August 2015.

27. Leigh Road, Hindley Green

BT will be undertaking remedial works opposite property no 249 on Tuesday 28 July 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

28. Orrell Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a service near to the junction with Greenford Close between Thursday 30 July 2015 and Wednesday 5 August 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

29. Liverpool Road, Platt Bridge

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Neville Street on Friday 31 July 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

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.

Further information will follow when dates/locations have been finalised.

Whelley, Wigan

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Wilton Avenue on Saturday 1 August 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Gathurst Road, Orrell

National Grid Gas will be carrying out work opposite the Kawasaki shop to rectify a faulty valve box. The work will take place on Sunday 2nd August 2015 and will require the use of temporary traffic signals whilst the work is carried out.

Lodge Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to St Lukes Church. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation on Sunday 2 August 2015 during these works.

A local diversion will be in place for traffic.

Chapel Street, Leigh

National Grid Gas will be carrying our work to rectify a valve box in the carriageway opposite property number 69 on Sunday 2 August 2015. To carry out this work safely the will be using temporary traffic signals.

Liverpool Road, Platt Bridge

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Chapel Street on Sunday 2 August 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Market Street, Atherton

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on Market Street from the junction with Hampson Street to the junction with Wigan Road on Sunday 2 August 2015. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place during these works.

The diversion route for Wigan bound traffic is: Mealhouse Lane - Flapper Fold Lane - Gloucester Street - Wigan Road

The diversion route for Leigh bound traffic is: Tyldesley Road - Hamilton Street - Leigh Road

Martland Mill Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a manhole cover and frame on Martland Mill Lane approximately 110 metres west of Scot Lane. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation on Sunday 2 August 2015 during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Scot Lane - Challenge Way - Stonehouse Road - Walthew House Lane

Church Street, Orrell

Wigan Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on Church Street from the junction with St James Road to the junction with Westcoe Close on Sunday 2 August 2015, Sunday 9 August 2015 and Sunday 16 August 2015. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: St James Road – Gantley Road - Upholland Road – Wigan Road – Winstanley Road

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 Monday 3rd August 2015 to Friday 28th August 2015 and will at times require the use of temporary traffic signals.

Manchester Road, Leigh

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Green Lane on Saturday 8 August 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Walthew Lane, Platt Bridge

United Utilities will be replacing a manhole frame and cover on Sunday 9th August 2015. To do this safely, they will be utilising temporary traffic signals.

Whelley, Wigan

United Utilities will be working near to Bedford Street on Sunday 9th August to replace a manhole frame and cover. To do this safely, they will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work is taking place.

Preston Road, Standish

United Utilities will be working near to property number 234 to replace a manhole frame and cover on Sunday 9th August 2015. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

Twist Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will be carrying out work near to the junction with Organ Street to replace a manhole cover and frame. The work will take place on Sunday 9th August 2015 and will require the use of temporary traffic signals.

Leigh Road, Leigh

On Sunday 9th August 2015 United Utilities will be working to replace a manhole frame and cover near to the junction with Prescott Street. They will be using two way temporary traffic signals for the duration of the work.

Tanners Lane, Golborne

United Utilities will be undertaking works to repair a collapsed sewer at the junction with Wood Street between Monday 10 August 2015 and Friday 21 August 2015. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: High Street - Church Street - Lowton Road - Stone Cross Lane North - A580 East Lancashire Road - Bridge Street - High Street

Wallgate / Great George Street, Wigan

BT require safe access to an underground structure to carry out new connection works between 21:00hrs on Wednesday 12 August 2015 and 06:00hrs on Thursday 13 August 2015. To undertake these works safely a lane closure will be in place on Wallgate and a road closure will be in operation on Great George Street between its junction with Wallgate and its junction with Brown Street during these works. 

A local diversion will be in place for traffic.

Long Lane, Hindley Green

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace two manhole covers and frames on Long Lane outside of property number 122. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation on Sunday 16 August 2015 during these works.

A local diversion will be in place for traffic.

Wigan Road, Aspull

National Grid Gas will be undertaking re-instatement works near to the junction with Dukes Row on Sunday 23 August 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Warrington Road / Bow Street, Leigh

United Utilities will be carrying out works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Bow Street on Monday 24 August 2015. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Warrington Road and a road closure will be in operation on Bow Street at its junction with Warrington Road during off peak times.

A local diversion 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) - 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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