Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 2 December 2016 - Issue 883

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. 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. These works will commence on Monday 15 August 2016.  Two way temporary traffic signals will be in operation which will be manned during peak period.

2. East Lancashire Road, Tyldesley

Wigan Council will be carrying out essential maintenance work at Morleys Bridge from Monday 11 July 2016 until March 2017. To do this safely a contraflow system and lane closures will be in place and the speed limit reduced to 30mph in the area.

3. Tanners Lane, Golborne

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works on Tanners Lane between its junction with High Street and its junction with Nook Lane on three consecutive Sundays commencing on Sunday 27 November 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be:

High Street - Bridge Street - Warrington Road - A580 East Lancashire Road - Stone Cross Lane North - Nook Lane

4. Wigan Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Network Rail will be undertaking works to raise the parapet walls of the Railway Bridge at Bryn Station from Sunday 27 November 2016 to Sunday 11 December 2016 between 23:00hrs and 06:00hrs. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

5. Upholland Road, Billinge

Wigan Council will be undertaking drainage works near to the junction with Smethurst Lane between Monday 28 November 2016 and Wednesday 21 December 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works. 

Also during these works it may be necessary to close Moss Road.  A diversion will be in place.

6. Bradley Lane, Standish

United Utilities commenced works on Wednesday 30 November 2016 to repair a leaking service in the carriageway near to the junction with Broomfield Road. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation for approximately six days.

7. Golborne Road, Ashton in Makerfield

BT will be undertaking works to install a cabinet and new service near to the junction with Upland Drive between Thursday 1 December 2016 and Monday 5 December 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

8. Queen Street, Wigan

Network Rail are carrying out emergency work to excavate spoil at the rear of a railway retaining wall, after part of the wall and arch collapsed. To do this safely they have closed one lane of Queen Street for a short distance. The work could last until 23 December 2016.

9. Orrell Road, Orrell

Wigan Council will be undertaking remedial carriageway works at the junction with Greenford Close and outside house number 289 on Friday 2 December 2016.  To undertake these works safely stop / go boards will be in operation during off peak periods.

10. Ashton in Makerfield Christmas Light Switch On

This year's Christmas Light switch on will take place on Friday 2 December 2016 and will require closures on the following roads between 18:00hrs and 19:00hrs:

  • Old Road from its junction with Wigan Road for a distance of 60 metres in a westerly direction
  • Bryn Street from its junction with Wigan Road to its junction with Millingford Grove

11. Atherton Nativity Walk

The Atherton Nativity Walk will take place on Friday 2 December 2016 at 18:00hrs and will require closures on the following roads between 18:00hrs and 19:30hrs:

  • Church Street from its junction with Bolton Road to its junction with Tyldesley Road
  • Market Place
  • Market Street from its junction with Market Place to its junction with Flapper Fold Lane
  • Flapper Fold Lane from its junction with Market Street to its junction with Mealhouse Lane
  • Alma Street from its junction with Market Street to its junction with Mealhouse Lane
  • St John Street from its junction with Market Place to its junction with Mealhouse Lane

12. Newton Road / Hesketh Meadow Lane, Lowton

United Utilities will be undertaking works to clean and sleeve line a defective sewer on Newton Road at its junction with Hesketh Meadow Lane between Monday 5 December 2016 and Friday 9 December 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Newton Road between 19:00hrs and 06:00hrs and access into Hesketh Meadow Lane from Newton Road will be closed to traffic during these times.

A local diversion will be in place for traffic wishing to access Hesketh Meadow Lane.

13. Stone Cross Lane North, Lowton

United Utilities will be undertaking works to install a new service outside of property number 96 between Monday 5 December 2016 and Wednesday 7 December 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Forthcoming Works

Rodney Street, Wigan

Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals near to the junction with King Street on Sunday 11 December 2016.  To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation.

Bryn Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Network Rail will be undertaking works to raise the parapet walls of the Railway Bridge near to Lockett Road between 22:00hrs on Monday 12 December 2016 to 06:00hrs on Tuesday 13 December 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

St James Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be undertaking remedial works outside of property number 142 on Tuesday 3 January 2017 between 09:30hrs and 14:30hrs. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Princess Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be undertaking defect repair works near to the junction with York Road on Wednesday 4 January 2017. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during off peak times.

Tyldesley Road, Atherton

National Grid Gas will be working outside property number 241 to carry out a permanent reinstatement from Wednesday 4 January 2017 to Friday 6 January 2017. To do this safely, they will be using temporary signals that will be manned at peak times.

Pepper Lane, Standish

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Hyatt Crescent on Tuesday 10 January 2017. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Warrington Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Park View on Sunday 15 January 2017. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

High Street, Golborne

Electricity North West will be undertaking works to install a new service on Sunday 15 January 2017. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Chorley Road, Standish

British Telecom will be carrying out cabling and jointing work at the junction of Rectory Lane on Monday 16 January 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use. The work will take place during the off peak period.

Atherton Road, Hindley Green

Wigan Council will be carrying out resurfacing work between Askwith Road and Long Lane from Monday 20 February 2017 to Friday 24 February 2017. Work will take place during the off peak period and will require the use of temporary traffic signals while the work is taking place.

General information

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:

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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