Roadworks bulletin

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.

This bulletin is updated weekly and every effort has been made to provide accurate and up-to-date information, 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.

For any emergency work that has a major impact on the road network, we aim to notify members of the public via Wigan Council's social media pages as soon as possible.

Major/Emergency Works

  • Electricity North West are repairing a fault on Manchester Road, Ince with temporary traffic signal requirement. Works will be completed by Friday 30th September.
  • Market Street, Wigan is closed to vehicular traffic from the junction of Hallgate to the junction of New Market Street, whilst the redevelopment of the Wigan Galleries takes place
  • Nel Pan Lane, Leigh, is currently undergoing highway improvements at the junction of Stonehouse Avenue, with temporary traffic signals. Works will be complete by 17:00 on Friday 30th September.

Road Closures

  • Bolton Road, Aspull will be closed at its roundabout with Hall Lane on 1st and 2nd October, with a diversion in place whilst works are undertaken.
  • Slag Lane/Plank Lane, Lowton will be closed at its junction with Byrom Lane to its junction with Crankwood Road on 27th October 2022 between the hours of 09:30-15:30.
  • Nel Pan Lane, Leigh will be closed at its junction with Taylor Street to Westleigh Lane from 10th October-18th October 2022.
  • Church Lane, Lowton will be closed at its junction with Broughton Avenue on Sunday 6th November. between the hours of 09:30 and 15:00.
  • Prescott Street, Wigan will be closed at either side of the railway bridge on 9th November between the hours of 20:00 and 05:00.

Resurfacing Schemes

Due to resurfacing, the following roads will be closed at the locations/dates specified, with a diversion in place whilst works are undertaken.

  • Bickershaw Lane, Abram will be closed from O/S 325 to its junction with Victoria Crescent from 29th September 2022-4th October 2022 between the hours of 09:30 and 15:00. The road will also remain open over the weekend.
  • High Street/Wigan Road, Standish will be closed from O/S number 16 High Street to its junction with Victoria Crescent on 4 consecutive Sundays commencing 2nd October to 23rd October from 08:00 to 18:00
  • Wigan Road, Golborne will be closed from its junction with Lightshaw Lane to its junction with Golborne Road on consecutive Sundays from 2nd to 23rd October between the hours of 07:00 and 17:00.
  • Byrom Lane, Lowton will be closed at its junction with Slag Lane to outside house number 26 from 10th to the 14th October between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00.
  • Gantley Road/Upholland Road, Billinge will be closed at the roundabout on 16th and 23rd October between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00.
  • Wigan Road/Schofield Lane/Lovers Lane, Atherton will be closed at the following locations on 3 consecutive Sundays, 16th, 23rd and 30th October 2022 between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00:
    • Wigan Road from O/S house number 434 to O/S house number 504
    • Lovers Lane at its junction with Wigan Road
    • Schofield Lane at its junction with Wigan Road.
  • Wigan Lane & Standishgate, Wigan will be closed from its junction with Central Park Way to O/S St. Mary's and St Johns School from 25th to the 28th October 2022 between the hours of 07:00 and 17:00.
  • Scot Lane, Wigan will be closed from its junction with Montrose Avenue to O/S house number 488 on consecutive Sundays commencing 30th October to 20th November between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00.

Useful resources

Take a look at the useful resources below to help you forward plan your journeys in and out of Wigan borough.

View a map of all roadworks in the Wigan and surrounding area (including live updates)Wigan on the map

Telephone numbers for roadworks queries

  • BT - 0800 023 2023
  • Cadent Gas (formerly National Grid Gas) (Escapes) - 0345 835 1111
  • Electricity North West - 0800 048 1820
  • Greater Manchester Police - 0161 872 5050
  • Highways England (external link) - motorway network - 0300 123 5000
  • United Utilities Water (including drainage) - 0345 672 3723
  • Virgin Media - 0845 454 1111
  • Wigan Council (emergencies - out of hours) - 01942 404040.

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