Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 23 September 2016 - Issue 874

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. Poolstock/Poolstock Lane, Wigan

National Grid Gas will be working from Corporation Street to Worsley Mesnes Drive to replace a high pressure gas main. The work will take place in both the carriageway and also off the road, at various points along the route. The majority of the work to take place in the carriageway will be from property number 102 to near the junction with Worsley Mesnes Drive. The school summer holidays will be utilised for the majority of this part of the route to minimise disruption to both residents and road users. The work will commence off the carriageway, on Monday 11th July 2016 and move onto the carriageway once the school summer holidays start. The working areas will be kept to a minimum and work will continue through the weekends. When lights are in operation they will be manned during peak times. It is also necessary to close some minor roads at various stages to assist with traffic flows on the main road.

2. 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 during the off peak period.

3. East Lancashire Road, Tyldesley

Wigan Council will be carrying out essential maintenance work at Morleys Bridge from Monday 11 July 2016 until Monday 19 December 2016. To do this safely a contraflow system and lane closures will be in place and the speed limit reduced to 30mph in the area.

4. Rectory Lane, Standish

Network Rail require safe access to the Railway Bridge over eleven weekends from 19:00hrs on Saturdays until 06.00hrs on Sundays commencing on Saturday 30 July 2016. To access the bridge safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works. Please note that no works will take place on the weekends of 20/21 August 2016 and 27/28 August 2016.

5. Wigan Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities are currently dealing with a collapsed sewer outside property number 657 (near the M6 junction 25 roundabout). To do this safely temporary traffic signals will be in use which will be manned from 7am to 7pm. Due to difficulties on site the work is now expected to be complete by Friday 30 September 2016.

6. Manchester Road, Tyldesley **update 21 Sep 2016**

National Grid Gas (NGG) have been working at the junction of Hough Lane to repair numerous gas leaks. NGG have located another leak outside property number 350. Work will commence to repair this on Friday 23rd September 2016 (after morning peak time) and work will continue over the weekend. NGG are confident that this is the final part in relation to this work. Unfortunately this will mean that temporary signals will be required at the junction with Hough Lane, which will be manned throughout the working day.

7. Castle Hill Road, Hindley

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works between the junction with Woodford Street and the junction with Castle Hill Park on eight consecutive Sundays commencing on Sunday 7 August 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

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

8. Parsonage Way, Leigh

National Grid Gas will be undertaking gas mains diversion works adjacent to Clifton Street between Monday 22 August 2016 and Friday 30 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works. (Please note revised end date for these works)

9.  Moor Road, Orrell

Wigan Council will be undertaking works to resurface the footways between the motorway bridge and Beeford Drive from Monday 5 September 2016 until Friday 30 September 2016 . To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak hours. (Date change from last week)

10. Haigh Road, Aspull

Wigan Council will be undertaking works to replace a highway drain between house no 325 and Pear Tree Court.  The works will take place between Thursday 8 September 2016 and Wednesday 28 September 2016 and to undertake them safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak hours.

11. Parsons Walk, Wigan

United Utilities commenced works to renew a lead water supply outside of property number 3 on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the discovery of an air void under the road works are now required to repair a sewer.  To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation from Monday 19 September 2016 for approximately two weeks.

A diversion will be in place for traffic and access will be maintained to the Thomas Linacre Centre, Wigan College and the Cricket Club during these works.

12. Old Pepper Lane, Standish

A contractor will be working near to the junction of Broadacre from Tuesday 13 September 2016 to Monday 26 September 2016 to lay a new service. To do this safely, temporary signals will be in operation.

13. Liverpool Road, Platt Bridge

A private contractor will be undertaking works to install a new service near to the junction with Ridyard Street between Wednesday 14 September 2016 and Tuesday 27 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

14. Wigan Lane, Wigan

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works between Bellingham Mount and Milton Grove.  The works will be undertaken on four consecutive Sundays commencing on Sunday 18 September 2016.  To undertake the works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

15. Edge Green Lane, Golborne

United Utilities commenced works on Monday 19 September 2016 to repair a leaking service near to Manley Avenue. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation for approximately five days.

16. Meadow Pit Lane, Haigh

United Utilities will be undertaking works to repair a leaking service near to the entrance to Harts Farm between Wednesday 21 September 2016 and Friday 23 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

17. Ashton Road, Golborne

United Utilities will be undertaking works to install a new service opposite property number 74 between Wednesday 21 September 2016 and Tuesday 27 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

18. Chaddock Lane, Astley

United Utilities will be undertaking works outside Chaddock Hall between Thursday 22 September 2016 and Monday 26 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

19. Old Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be undertaking defect repair works near to the junction with Rigby Street between Friday 23 September 2016 and Tuesday 27 September 2016. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during off peak times.

20.  Darlington Street East, Wigan

Virgin Media will be undertaking works to clear a blockage in the carriageway outside property number 184 on Sunday 25 September 2016.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

21. Downall Green Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield

National Grid Gas will be undertaking remedial works to the carriageway outside property number 466 on Monday 26 September 2016.  To undertake the works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak periods.

Forthcoming Road Works

Orrell Road, Orrell

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works between the Lancashire County boundary (near Spencer's Lane) and the junction with Broxton Avenue on eight consecutive Sundays commencing on Sunday 25 September 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be:

Small section prior to the Stag junction – Saddle junction – Victoria Street – Billinge Road – Pemberton Road – Winstanley Road - Church Street – Moor Road

Longer section after the Stag junction – Moor Road - Sefton Road – Tontine - Tontine Road – Cinnamon Brow – Church Street – School Lane - Orrell Road

King Street West, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Dorning Street on Sunday 25 September 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

The diversion routes for traffic will be:

Wallgate - Queen Street - Chapel Lane - Riverway - Powell Street - Northway - New Market Street - Frog Lane - Dorning Street

Dorning Street - Frog Lane - New Market Street - Northway - Powell Street - Riverway - Chapel Lane - Caroline Street - Wallgate - King Street West

Holden Road, Leigh

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with The Avenue on Sunday 25 September 2016. To undertake these works safely Holden Road will be reduced to one way traffic travelling in a westerly direction with a diversion in place for eastbound traffic.

The diversion route for eastbound traffic will be: The Avenue - Leigh Road - Market Street - King Street - Spinning Jenny Way - Chapel Street - Manchester Road - Holden Road

High Street, Golborne

United Utilities will be undertaking works to repair a leaking service near to the junction with Tanners Lane on Sunday 25 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Stone Cross Lane North, Lowton

BT will be undertaking works to replace a damaged pole near to Heathfield Close on Monday 26 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

Upholland Road, Billinge

Virgin Media will be undertaking works outside of property number 562 between Monday 26 September 2016 and Wednesday 28 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Moss Lane, Astley

British Telecom will be laying new ducting from outside Turf Nest Farm for approximately 500m northeast. In order to do this the road will be closed from Monday 26 September 2016 to Friday 7 October 2016.

Wigan Road, Hindley

BT will require access to carriageway boxes at the junction with Liverpool Road between 21:00hrs on Tuesday 27 September 2016 and 05:00hrs on Wednesday 28 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Newton Road, Lowton

United Utilities will be undertaking works to renew a service outside of property number 562 between Tuesday 27 September 2016 and Friday 30 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Ormskirk Road, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a stoptap frame and cover near to the junction with Sherwood Drive on Wednesday 28 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffc signals will be in operation during off peak times.

Woodhouse Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be working at the junction of Springfield Road and Park Road on Sunday 2 October 2016 to repair a dangerous manhole. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

Smallbrook Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame outside of property number 147 on Sunday 2 October 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Westleigh Lane - Kirkhall Lane - Atherleigh Way - Wigan Road

Stone Cross Lane North, Lowton

Electricity North West will be undertaking works to install a new supply near to Heathfield Close between Monday 3 October 2016 and Friday 14 October 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Darlington Street East, Wigan

Electricity North West will be undertaking works to exchange a transformer in the substation near to the junction with Warrington Lane on Sunday 9 October 2016. To undertake these works safely a lane closure will be in place during these works.

Swan Lane, Hindley Green

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole frame and cover at the junction with Athol Crescent on Sunday 9 October 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

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:

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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