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.

Emergency Works

  • East Lancashire Road, Tyldesley - There are currently emergency works being undertaken by Cadent Gas with a temporary lane closure in place. Works are expected to be completed by 22nd May.

Major Schemes

  • Ince Green Lane, Ince in Makerfield - Network Rail will be undertaking works to electrify the railway which includes the demolition and rebuilding of the existing railway bridge. The works will include the use of a road closure and will commence on 22nd April  for a period of 31 weeks. We are encouraging all residents, businesses, and organisations to sign up to get the most up to date information about the works. If you are interested in receiving future updates via email, you can sign up online (external link). For any additional questions or concerns, you can visit living by the railway (external link) or telephone the 24-Hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41
  • Atherleigh Way, Leigh - Electricity North West will be undertaking works to upgrade electric cables to avoid loss of services for over 1,000 properties - The works will include the use of temporary multi-way traffic signals, and will commence on 6th May and are due to be completed by 24th May
  • Pepper Lane, Standish - Cadent Gas will be undertaking gas mains reinforcement works which will replace the existing gas mains with new PE Plastic gas mains. These are essential works due to faults on the existing gas main that risks over 1000 properties losing gas supply. The works will include the use of temporary multi-way traffic signals, and will commence on 13th April and are due to be completed by 11th June. For any enquiries regarding these works, the utility can be contacted via telephone on 0800 389 8000 / 0161 351 5370 or mainsreplacement@cadentgas.com
  • Woodhouse Lane / Springfield Road / Park Road - Transport for Greater Manchester will be undertaking works to upgrade the existing 4-Way Traffic Signals and install pedestrian crossings at the junction of Springfield Road, Woodhouse Lane and Park Road. The works will include the use of temporary multi-way traffic signals, and will commence on 7th May and are due to be completed by 7th June
  • Whelley, Wigan - Cadent Gas will be undertaking gas mains reinforcement works which will replace the existing gas mains with new PE Plastic gas mains. These are essential works due to a number of gas leaks in this location and will include replacing around 100mtrs of gas mains pipework. The works will include the use of temporary two-way traffic signals, and will commence on 22nd July and are due to be completed by 07th August. For any enquiries regarding these works, the utility can be contacted via telephone on 0800 389 8000 / 0161 351 5370 or mainsreplacement@cadentgas.com.

Road Closures

  • Wigan Road, Shevington will be closed 91 meters from House Number 75 on 23rd May to 24th May for a period of 1 Night between the hours of 21:00 and 5:00
  • Rectory Lane, Standish will be closed at the railway bridge on 16th June from 09:00 to 15:00
  • Back Lane, Appley Bridge will be closed outside House Number 122 on 22nd June to 23rd June
  • Arcade Street, Wigan will be closed from its junction with Library Street to its junction with Rowbottom Square on 17th June for a period of 12 Days - The closure will be in place Monday to Friday only and will be in place for 24 Hours on these days
  • Higher Green Lane, Tyldesley will be closed one way from Outside House Number 59a to its junction with Manor Road on 2nd July to 4th July
  • Beech Hill Lane, Wigan will be closed between its junction with Baytree Road and its junction with Beech Hill Avenue on 20th July for a period of 12 Days - The closure will be in place 24 hours. 
  • Red Rock Lane, Haigh will be closed at the Canal Bridge on 8th August to 29th August - The closure will be in place 24 Hours.

Resurfacing Schemes

  • Billinge Road, Wigan will be closed from its junction with Tunstall Lane, Wigan to its junction with St Matthews Close on consecutive Sundays on 12th May, 19th May and 2nd June between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00
  • Newton Road, Lowton will be closed from its junction with Sandy Lane to outside House Number 476 on consecutive Sundays on 9th June and 16th June between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00
  • St Helens Road, Leigh will be closed from its junction with Sandy Lane to outside House Number 476 on consecutive Sundays on 9th June and 16th June between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00
  • Greenough Street, Wigan will be closed on consecutive Sundays on 23rd June and 30th June between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00
  • Frog Lane, Wigan will be closed from its junction with Proes Court to its junction with Lower St Stephens Street on consecutive Sundays on 7th July and 14th July between the hours of 08:00 and 19:00
  • Bridge Street, Hindley will be closed from its junction with Market Street to its junction with Castle Hill Road on consecutive Sundays on 30th June and 7th July between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00
  • Firs Lane, Leigh will be closed from its junction with Cunliffe Street to its junction with Charity Street on 6th July and 7th July between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00
  • Atherleigh Way, Atherton will be closed from its junction with Lovers Lane to Lighting Column no. 160 on 10th July, 11th July, 17th July and 18th July between the hours of 20:00 and 05:00
  • Manchester Road, Tyldesley will be closed from outside House Number 176 to its junction with Hough Lane on consecutive Sundays on 21st July and 28th July between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00
  • Church Lane, Shevington will be closed on 22nd July and 23rd July between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00
  • Atherton Road, Hindley will be closed from its junction with Lord Street to outside House Number 118 on consecutive Sundays on 28th July and 4th August between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00
  • Upholland Road, Billinge will be closed at the junction of Crank Road on 29th July to 2nd August between the hours of 07:00 and 17:00
  • Crank Road, Billinge will be closed from its junction with Upholland Road to its junction with Brownlow Road on 29th July to 2nd August between the hours of 07:00 and 17:00
  • Ormskirk Road, Wigan will be closed from its junction with Richmond Hill to its junction with Smethurst Road on consecutive Sundays on 11th August and 18th August between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00
  • Ormskirk Road, Wigan will be closed from outside House Number 526 to its junction with Ellesmere Road on consecutive Sundays on 1st September and 8th September between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00
  • Beech Hill Avenue, Wigan will be closed at its junction with Woodhouse Drive on Sunday 1st September between the hours of 08:00 and 16:00
  • Almond Brook Road, Standish will be closed from its junction with Beacon View to outside House Number 164 on consecutive Sundays on 8th September and 15th September between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00
  • Wigan Road, Leigh will be closed from Outside House Number 236 to outside House Number 296 on consecutive Sundays on 22nd September and 29th September between the hours of 08:00 and 16:00.

Events

  • Boys Brigade Parade – Atherton Road, Hindley Green from St Johns Church and Organ Street, Organ Street and Thomas Street will be closed from 11:10 and 11:25 on Sunday 9th June
  • Aspull Churches Walking Day - A number of roads in Aspull will be closed on Sunday 2nd June from 14:00 to 15:00 in support of Aspull Churches Walking Day
  • Women's Tour of Britain - A number of roads in Haigh, Aspull, Hindley and Leigh will be closed on Sunday 9th June between the hours of 13:00 to 14:30 in support of the Tour of Britain
  • 80th Anniversary D-Day Parade - Standishgate and Mesnes Street Wigan will be closed from 09:00 to 11:00 on Saturday 8th June for a parade. Traffic will be held whilst the parade passes on Standishgate, junction of Crompton Street and Northway/New Market Street, junction of Mesnes Street
  • Shevington Fete - A one way system will be in place on Church Lane, Shevington from its junction with Churchfield to the roundabout which meets Broad O’Th Lane and Shevington Lane on Saturday 22nd June from 07:00 to 17:00 in support of Shevington Fete
  • Hindley Churches Walking Day - A number of roads in Hindley will be closed on Sunday 23rd June from 14:00 to 15:00 in support of Aspull Churches Walking Day
  • Atherton Carnival - A number of roads will be closed in Atherton on Sunday 23rd June 2024 from 12:00 to 13:00 in support of Atherton Carnival
  • Armed Forces Day - St Mary's Way, Leigh will be closed on 29th June from 09:00 to 17:00 to support Armed Forces Day. Market Street, Lord Street, Charles Street and Bradshawgate will also be closed to support a parade between 10:30 and 11:30
  • Iron Man - A number of road closures will be in place on Sunday 30th June between the hours of 06:00 and 10:45 to support Iron Man 70.3 Bolton. For more information please see the Iron Man course (external link)
  • Strawberry Fair - Danes Avenue, Hindley on 14th July between the hours of 10:00 and 17:00 in support of Strawberry Fair
  • Wigan Pride 2024 - A number of roads will be closed in Wigan Town Centre on Saturday 10th August from 11:00 to 12:00 alongside a closure on King Street from 10am onwards in support of Wigan Pride.

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) - 0800 389 8000
  • Electricity North West - 105
  • Greater Manchester Police - 0161 872 5050
  • Highways England (external link) - Motorway Network - 0300 123 5000
  • Network Rail 24-Hour National Helpline - 03457 11 41 41
  • 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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