Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 24 August 2016 - Issue 870

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. Parsons Walk, Wigan

United Utilities are currently undertaking works to repair a sewer in the carriageway outside of property number 1. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals are in operation. This damage has been caused by a dislodged manhole which will need to be reconstructed to prevent further damage to the road and to make the area safe. Unfortunately this will require Parsons Walk to be closed at this point from Tuesday 9 August 2016 for a period of up to two weeks. Access to the cricket club and the Thomas Linacre Centre will still be provided and a diversion will be in place. The road is now likely to be reopened on Friday 26 August 2016.

5. 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.

6. Manchester Road, Tyldesley

National Grid Gas will be working at the junction of Hough Lane from Monday 1 August 2016 to repair a gas leak. This will require the use of lane closures and temporary signals to ensure it is done safely. Due to a second leak being detected across the road from the original excavation, this work will continue into week commencing 22 August 2016.

7. 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 Friday 19 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation on Belle Green Lane. Battersby Street has now re-opened however due to problems on site, the work is now expected to be completed by Tuesday 30 August 2016.

8. 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

9. Chapel Street, Leigh

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works between the junction with Clifford Street and the junction with Bedford Square on three consecutive Sundays commencing on Sunday 7 August 2016. Works will then be undertaken between Bedford Square and High Street on three consecutive Sundays commencing on Sunday 4 September 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Spinning Jenny Way - St Helens Road - Atherleigh Way - A580 East Lancashire Road - Warrington Road - Chapel Street

10. 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.

11. Frog Lane, Wigan

National Grid Gas will be carrying out work to lay services near to the junction with Dorning Street from Saturday 20 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.

12. Westleigh Lane, Leigh

United Utilities will be undertaking works to clean and survey sewers between Monday 15 August 2016 and Friday 2 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

13. 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.

14. 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 19 August 2016 and Monday 5 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

15. Parsonage Way, Leigh

National Grid Gas will be undertaking gas mains diversion works adjacent to Clifton Street between Monday 22 August 2016 and Monday 12 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

16. Edge Green Lane, Golborne

A private contractor will be undertaking surface works near to Green Gardens between Wednesday 24 August 2016 and Friday 26 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

17. Fulbeck Avenue, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Malham Avenue on Thursday 25 August 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Colby Road - Carr Lane - Poolstock Lane - Warrington Road - Fulbeck Avenue

18. Wigan Road, Atherton

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Factory Street West between 19:00hrs and 22:00hrs on Thursday 25 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

19. Warrington Lane, Wigan

BT will be undertaking works to install a new service at the junction with Hardybutts between Thursday 25 August 2016 and Friday 26 August 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

20. 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.

21. Atherton Road, Hindley Green

United Utilities will be working outside property number 638 on Sunday 28 August 2016 to carry out a repair. They will be using Stop/Go boards whilst the work is being undertaken.

Forthcoming Road Works

Chorley Road, Standish

United Utilities will be working at the junction of Devon Drive on Tuesday 30 August 2016 to repair a leak in the carriageway and footway. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation which will be manned at peak times.

Liverpool Road, Platt Bridge

A private contractor will be working near to the junction with Ridyard Street from Tuesday 30 September 2016 to Friday 9 September to install a low voltage main. To do this safely, temporary signals will be in operation which will be manned at peak times.

Twist Lane, Leigh

Virgin Media will be working outside property number 131 to repair a defective reinstatement on Thursday 1 September 2016. The work will require the use of Stop/Go boards and will take place during the off peak period.

SURFACE DRESSING WORKS

Wigan Council will be undertaking surface dressing works on the following roads.  To undertake the works safely stop / go boards will be in operation at off peak periods.

Thursday 1 September 2016

Manchester Road, Ince between Makerfield Way and No 206.

Wigan Lane, Wigan between Central Park Way and Penson Street.

Bolton Road, Aspull between Simms Square and Hall Lane.

Hall Lane, Aspull between Mayfair Drive and Pennington Green Lane.

Central Park Way, Wigan between Douglas Valley Bridge and Wigan Lane.

Lily Lane, Platt Bridge between Canal Bridge and Wigan Street.

Friday 2 September 2016

Nel Pan Lane, Leigh from outside No 285 to Barrie Street.

Preston Road, Standish from outside No 327 to Chorley Boundary.

Newton Road, Lowton between Norwood Avenue and Laburnum Road.

Newton Road, Lowton from Heath Lane to outside No 395.

Wigan Road, Ashton between Soughers Lane and Downall Green Road.

Warrington Road, Abram between Willow Street and Kirkham Street.

Warrington Road, Abram between Abram Village Club and Park Lane.

Wigan Road, Aspull

United Utilities will be working at the junction with Higher Lane on Friday 2 September 2016 to carry out a repair to their assets. The work will require the use of temporary traffic signals which will be manned at peak times.

Moor Road, Orrell

From Saturday 3 September 2016 to Thursday 8 September 2016, Wigan Council will be carrying out gully work near to property number 131. This is in preparation for resurfacing work that is to take place in the near future. Work will require the use of temporary traffic signals and will be carried out during the off peak period.

Wigan 10km Run - Joining Jack

A charity run using the following roads in Wigan will take place on Sunday 4 September 2016. To allow the event to take place safely the following roads will be closed to traffic between 08:30hrs to 12:00hrs

  • Hallgate from Market Street to Dorning Street
  • Market Street for its entire length
  • Parsons Walk / Park Road / Woodhouse Lane / Woodhouse Drive from New Market Street to Beech Hill Avenue / Scot Lane
  • Scot Lane from Woodhouse Drive to Challenge Way
  • Martland Mill Lane / Walthew House Lane from Scot Lane to Stonehouse Road
  • Stonehouse Road for its entire length
  • Challenge Way from Scot Lane to Stonehouse Road
  • Stadium Way from Scot Lane to a point 820 metres south east of its junction with Scot Lane

Orrell Road, Orrell

Wigan Council will be undertaking carriageway resurfacing works between the junction with Spencers Lane and the junction with Moor Road on seven consecutive Sundays commencing on Sunday 4 September 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works. (Works start date changed from last week)

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

Chaddock Lane, Astley

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace stop valves opposite Chaddock Hall on Sunday 4 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

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 4 September 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Stone Cross Lane North - A580 East Lancashire Road - Church Lane

Swan Lane, Hindley Green

United Utilities will be working to carry out a repair in the carriageway near to the gym entrance from Tuesday 6 September 2016 to Thursday 8 September 2016. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation for the duration of the works.

School Lane, Standish

United Utilities will be working outside property number 77 during the off peak period on Wednesday 7 September 2016 to replace services. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

Wigan Lower Road, Standish Lower Ground

Work will take place during the off peak period from Wednesday 7 September 2016 to Friday 9 September 2016 outside property number 37. The work is being undertaken by United Utilities to repair a defect and will require the use of Stop/Go boards.

Newton Road, Lowton

United Utilities will be working outside property 167 from Thursday 8 September 2016 to Monday 12 September 2016 to repair a defect in the road. The work will require the use of Stop/Go boards and will take place during the offr peak period.

Manchester Road, Tyldesley

United Utilities will be working outside property number 325 to repair a defect in the carriageway from Friday 9 September 2016 to Tuesday 13 September 2016. The work will take place during the off peak period and will require the use of Stop/Go boards.

Spring Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be working outside property number 137 to repair a defect in the carriageway from Friday 9 September 2016 to Tuesday 13 September 2016. The work will take place during the off peak period and will require the use of Stop/Go boards.

Wigan Road, Hindley

United Utilities will be undertaking works to repair services at the junction with Ridings Close on Sunday 11 September 2016. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during these works.

Tanners Lane, Golborne

Network Rail will be undertaking a structural examination of the railway bridge on Sunday 11 September 2016. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in operation during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Nook Lane - Stone Cross Lane North - Golborne Road - Lowton Road - Church Street - High Street - Tanners Lane

Wigan Road, Standish

From Monday 12 September 2016 to Wednesday 14 September 2016, United Utilities will be carrying out a carriageway repair near to Kingshill Court. To do this safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during the off peak period.

Whelley, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a fire hydrant near to the junction with Cumberland Street on Sunday 18 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Wigan Road, Atherton

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Gloucester Street on Sunday 18 September 2016. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

Orrell Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be carrying out work on Sunday 2 October 2016 to renew a water supply near to property number 109. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

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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