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.

Road Closures

Atherton Road, Hindley

Due to carriageway resurfacing, Atherton Road will be closed between George Street to Dalwood Close on Sunday 6th June for 4 consecutive Sundays (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th June). There will be a diversion in place as follows:

Eastbound Traffic along A577 Wigan Road.

A58 Liverpool Road - A573 Warrington Road - B5237 Bickershaw Lane, - B5237 Smiths Lane - 578 Leigh Road.

Westbound Traffic along A577 Atherton Road.

Reverse of the above.

Wigan Road, Atherton

Due to carriageway resurfacing, Wigan Road will be closed at the Gloucester Street roundabout on  Sunday 20th June and Sunday 27th June only. There will be a diversion in place as follows:

Eastbound Traffic along A577 Wigan Road

A579 Atherleigh Way, B5235 Lovers Lane, B5215 Leigh Road, A577 Wigan Road.

Westbound Traffic along A577 Market Street

B5215 Leigh Road, B5235 Lovers Lane, A579 Atherleigh Way.

Traffic from Prestwich Street

Tavistock Street, Russell Street, Brook Street, Bag Lane.

Westbound Traffic Along Gloucester Street

Bag Lane, A577 Mealhouse lane, A577 Church Street, A577 Market Street, B5215 Leigh Road, B5235 Lovers Lane, A579 Atherleigh Way.

Marlborough Road, Atherton

Due to carriageway resurfacing, Marlborough Road will be closed on Monday 28 June 2021 for 3 days. There will be a diversion in place as follows:

Westbound Traffic.

 A579 Bolton Road, Upton Road, Cumberland Road, Mayflower Drive.

Eastbound Traffic. 

Upton Road, A579 Bolton Road.

All roadworks in the borough

Please see useful links below that allow residents to forward plan their journeys in and out of the Wigan borough.

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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