Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 29 July 2016 - Issue 867

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. Ormskirk Road, Wigan

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works between the junction with Ellesmere Road and the junction with Scot Lane on eight consecutive Sundays commencing on Sunday 5 June 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Saddle junction - Warrington Road - Victoria Street - Enfield Street.

3. Orrell Road, Orrell

Wigan Council will be undertaking footway resurfacing works from Fisher Drive to the boundary at Abbey Lakes between Monday 20 June 2016 and Friday 11 Aug 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation at off peak hours.

4. 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.

5. Bryn Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Network Rail will be undertaking works to raise the parapet walls of the Railway Bridge near to Beech Street from Saturday 9 July 2016 to Monday 8 August 2016 between 21:00hrs and 07:00hrs. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

6. Lodge Road, Orrell

National Grid Gas will be undertaking essential gas mains replacement works at the junction with Winstanley Road between Saturday 23 July 2016 and Sunday 31 July 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Church Street - St James Road - Sandy Lane - Lodge Road

7. Orrell Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be undertaking works to repair a sewer in the carriageway at the junction with Chapel Street between Monday 25 July 2016 and Friday 5 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times, StopGo boards will be in operation during peak times and a road closure will be in operation on Chapel Street at all times during these works.

A local diversion will be in place for vehicles wishing to access Chapel Street.

8. Ormskirk Road/Robin Park Road, Wigan

Electricity North West will be laying a new service to Wigan Fire Station from Monday 25 July 2016 to Friday 12 August 2016. This will require a lane closure on Ormskirk Road as it turns into Robin Park Road, whilst work is taking place. The lane closure will be removed each day when work finishes and will be removed for the weekend. For part of the works, British Telecom will work collaboratively with ENW to lay new ducting.

9. Parsons Walk, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to repair a sewer in the carriageway outside of property number 1 between Monday 25 July 2016 and Sunday 7 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

10. Chaddock Lane, Astley

A private contractor will be undertaking works to install a new service outside Chaddock Hall between Monday 25 July 2016 to Friday 12 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

11. Lily Lane, Platt Bridge

National Grid Gas will be renewing services at the junction of Abingdon Drive from Monday 25 July 2016 to Monday 1 August 2016. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use which will be manned during peak times.

12. Rectory Lane, Standish

A private contractor will be undertaking works in the carriageway to install ducts outside the old golf club between Monday 25 July 2016 and Friday 5 August 2016.  To undertake this work safely temporary signals will be in operation and will be manned at peak periods.

13. Ashton Road, Golborne

BT will be undertaking works to install a new service opposite property number 74 between Friday 29 July 2016 and Tuesday 2 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

14. 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.

15. Newton Road, Lowton

Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals at the junction with the East Lancashire Road on Sunday 31 July 2016. To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation during these works. 

16. Warrington Road, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to repair a leaking service at the junction with Winstanley Street on Sunday 31 July 2016. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during these works.

17. Liverpool Road / Wigan Road, Hindley

BT will be undertaking works to install a new service at the junction of Liverpool Road and Wigan Road on Sunday 31 July 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

18. Ormskirk Road, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Sherwood Drive on Sunday 31 July 2016.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

19. Bolton Road, Ashton in Makerfield

BT will be undertaking works to clean and survey sewers at the junction with Captains Lane on Sunday 31 July 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

20. Manchester Road, Tyldesley

National Grid Gas will be working at the junction of Hough Lane on Monday 1 August 2016 to repair a gas leak. This will require the use of lane closures to ensure it is done safely.

21. Wigan Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Network Rail will be undertaking works to raise the parapet walls of the Railway Bridge outside of Bryn Station from Monday 1 August 2016 to Tuesday 16 August 2016 between 22:00hrs and 06:00hrs and then from Wednesday 17 August 2016 to Monday 22 August 2016 during peak and off peak times. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

22. Belle Green Lane / Battersby Street, Ince

National Grid Gas will be undertaking gas replacement works on Battersby Street at the junction with Belle Green Lane between Monday 1 August 2016 and Monday 8 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Belle Green Lane and a road closure will be in operation on Battersby Street during these works.

A local diversion will be in place for vehicles wishing to access Battersby Street.

23. Tan House Lane / Pemberton Road, Winstanley

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame on Tan House Lane at its junction with Pemberton Road on Monday 1 August 2016.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

24. Manchester Road, Tyldesley

BT will be undertaking works to replace a frame and cover near to the junction with Coldalhurst Lane between Monday 1 August 2016 and Wednesday 3 August 2016.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

25. Lowton Road, Golborne

Electricity North West will be working near to the junction of Rothwell Road to carry out an electricity connection from Tuesday 2 August 2016 to Monday 15 August 2016. To do this safely, temporary signals will be in operation which will be manned at peak times.

26. St James Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be undertaking remedial works near to the junction with Sandy Lane on Wednesday 3 August 2016. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during off peak times.

27. Gathurst Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be undertaking works to install a water meter near to the junction with Douglas Drive on Wednesday 3 August 2016.  To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during off peak times.

28. Chorley Road, Standish

BT will be undertaking works to install a new service opposite Lakeside Nursing Home between Wednesday 3 August 2016 and Thursday 4 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

29. Woodhouse Lane, Wigan

Electricity North West will be undertaking works to install a new service near to the junction with Railway Street between Thursday 4 August 2016 and Monday 8 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

30. Bridge Street, Hindley

Electricity North West will be working near to the junction of Danes Avenue to lay a high voltage cable from Thursday 4 August 2016 to Wednesday 17 August 2016. For one of these days, temporary traffic signals will be required to conduct a road crossing. This work will take place during the off peak period and will require the use of temporary traffic signals. 

31. Ashton Road, Golborne

Electricity North West will be undertaking works to install a new service outside of property number 74 between Thursday 4 August 2016 and Wednesday 17 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Forthcoming Road Works

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.  At present we have no actual dates confirmed but this bulletin will be updated when these become available.

Wigan Road, Aspull

United Utilities will be undertaking defect repair works at the junction with Southerns Fold on Saturday 6 August 2016 and Sunday 7 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operatioin during these works.

Lily Lane, Platt Bridge

Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals at the junction with Warrington Road on Sunday 7 August 2016.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

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

Church Lane, Lowton

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Alderley Avenue 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: A580 East Lancashire Road - Stone Cross Lane North - Church Lane

Warrington Road / Ormskirk Road, Wigan

Telecommunication works to remove a telecoms pole and cabinets will be undertaken at the junction of Warrington Road and Ormskirk Road on Sunday 7 August 2016. To undertake these works safely the left hand turn lane at the junction of Warrington Road and Ormskirk Road will be closed during these works.

A diversion around Saddle junction will be in place for traffic wishing to turn left onto Ormskirk Road from Warrington Road. 

Scholes, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to repair washout boxes in the carriageway near to the junction with Molyneux Street on Sunday 7 August 2016. To undertake these works safely a lane closure will be in operation during these works.

Warrington Road, Ince

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a valve frame and cover at the junction with Taylors Lane on Sunday 7 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Pepper Lane, Standish

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Preston Road on Sunday 7 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Wigan Road, Standish

United Utilities will be undertaking works to repair a leaking service at the junction with Moss Grove on Sunday 7 August 2016. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during these works.

Swan Lane, Hindley Green

BT will be undertaking works to replace a telecoms pole opposite the junction with Athol Crescent on Sunday 7 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Twist Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Milton Street between 19:30hrs and 22:00hrs on Thursday 11 August 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

A local diversion will be in place for traffic.

Downall Green Road, Ashton in Makerfield

National Grid Gas will be undertaking works to renew a gas mains at the junction with Grange Road between Friday 12 August 2016 and Friday 26 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Liverpool Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be working at the junction of Warrington Road and Gerard Street on Sunday 14 August 2016 to replace damaged services. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation whilst the work takes place.

Kirkhall Lane / Glebe Street, Leigh

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame on Kirkhall Lane at the junction with Glebe Street on Sunday 14 August 2016.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Kirkhall Lane and a road closure will be in operation on Glebe Street during these works.

There will be a local diversion in place for traffic wishing to access Glebe Street from Kirkhall Lane

Orrell Road, Orrell

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works between the junction with Spencers Lane and the junction with Moor Street on seven consecutive Sundays commencing on Sunday 14 August 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

Warrington Road, Abram

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a fire hydrant at the junction with Bickershaw Lane on Sunday 14 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Queensway, Leigh

National Grid Gas will be carrying out trials of new innovative insertion apparatus from Monday 15 August 2016 for a period of 4 weeks. To do this safely, temporary signals will be in use which will be removed at the end of each working day.

Manchester Road, Astley

United Utilities will be repairing a damaged manhole frame and cover at the junction with Windmill Lane in the evening of Monday 15 August 2016. The work will require a road closure due to the location in the carriageway of the damaged manhole. The work will commence after 7pm and should take no longer than two hours. A diversion will be clearly signed.

Frog Lane, Wigan

National Grid Gas will be carrying out work to lay services near to the junction with Dorning Street from Monday 15 August 2016 to Friday 2 September 2016. To do this safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation which will be manned at peak times.

Scholefield Lane, Wigan

Electricity North West will be working at the junction with Catherine Street to install a two-way link box on Wednesday 17 August 2016. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use.

Pepper Lane, Standish

Electricity North West will be undertaking works to install a new service outside of property number 41 between Friday 19 August 2016 and Thursday 1 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Enfield Street, Wigan

United Utilities will be working near to the junction of Bedford Street on Sunday 21 August 2016 to repair a damaged manhole cover and frame. To do this safely, Stop/Go boards will be in use whilst the work takes place.

Wigan Road, Hindley

On Sunday 21 August 2016, United Utilities will be working outside property number 69 to effect a repair. They will use Stop/Go boards whilst the work takes place

Wallgate, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a fire hydrant outside of the Victoria Hotel on Sunday 21 August 2016. To undertake these works safely a contraflow will be in operation during these works.

Marsh Green, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Scot Lane on Sunday 21 August 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 two fire hydrants at the junction with Sherwood Drive on Sunday 21 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Market Street, Atherton

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Alma Street on Sunday 21 August 2016.  To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

A local diversion will be in place for traffic.

Warrington Road, Abram

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Bickershaw Lane on Sunday 28 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these 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) - 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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