Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 20 February 2017 - Issue 892

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. Bryn Road, Ashton in Makerfield **emergency works**

Due to a gas leak near to the junction of Wigan Road, Bryn Road will be closed by National Grid Gas on Saturday 18 February 2017 to effect repairs. A diversion will be set up. The duration of the works is not known at this time.

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 which will be manned during 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 May 2017. 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. Preston Road, Standish

United Utilities will commence work on 6 January 2017 to relay a new rising main to prevent foul water flooding. The work will start near the caravan park and continue to near property number 351. Temporary traffic signals will be in use whilst this essential work takes place which is expected to last approximately 10 weeks. (Change of dates from last week).

5. Poolstock, Wigan

National Grid Gas will be re-commencing the mains replacement work that was suspended in November on Monday 6 February 2017. Work will start near to the junction of Pool Street and will require the use of temporary traffic lights which will be manned at peak times. On Friday 17 February 2017 there will be a need to close the road coming out of Wigan at the junction of Chapel Lane to Corporation Street - access will still be available to Westwood Way. This closure will commence at 7pm and is likely to last until early morning Wednesday 22 February 2017. A diversion will be in place. The whole scheme is expected to take up to 5 weeks to complete.

6. East Lancashire Road, Leigh

Wigan Council will be working near to the junction of Warrington Road to replace damaged lighting columns. This will require lane closures on the Liverpool and Manchester bound carriageways (at separate times) in order for the work to be carried out. The work will take place between Monday 6 February 2017 and Friday 17 February 2017.

7. Victoria Street, Wigan

Electricity North West will be commencing high voltage cable overlay works on Monday 6 February 2017 for a period of up to four weeks. To do this safely, temporary signals will be in operation which will be manned at peak times.

8. Whitley Crescent, Wigan

National Grid Gas will be laying a new mains connection at the junction of Spencer Road from Thursday 9 February 2017 to Thursday 23 February 2017. To do this safely, temporary signals will be in use which will be manned at peak times.

9. Market Street, Hindley

Electricity North West will be working opposite the Hindley Arms public house from Monday 13 February 2017 to Monday 27 February 2017 to lay a new supply. Stop/Go boards will be used during the off peak period for the collection of spoil, as and when required.

10. Gathurst Lane, Orrell **emergency works**

Electricity North West are carrying out emergency work on a mains fault outside property number 1. To do this safely, they are using temporary traffic signals. As yet, the duration of the works is unknown.

11. Bolton Road, Atherton

Wigan Council will be carrying out resurfacing work from Upton Road to the Railway Bridge on Sunday 26 February 2017. This will require the road to be closed for the duration of the work (Sunday work only).

Diversion:

Clockwise – Bolton Road – Church Street – Market Place – St John Street – Mealhouse Lane – Bag Lane – Market Street – Wigan Road – Schofield Lane – Lower Leigh Road – Leigh Road – Cricketers Way – Park Road – Manchester Road (Over Hulton) – Newbrook Road – Bolton Road

Anticlockwise: - Bolton Road – Newbrook Road – Manchester Road (Over Hulton) – Park Road – Cricketers Way – Leigh Road – Lower Leigh Road – Schofield Lane – Wigan Road (Atherton) – Mealhouse Lane – Bolton Road

Transport for Greater Manchester will be recutting the detector loops during the off peak period on Monday 27 February 2017. To do this, they will need to use temporary signals whilst they carry out the work.

12. City Road, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out resurfacing work from the junction of Montrose Avenue to the junction of Peter Street on Sunday 26 February 2017. Whilst the work takes place the road will be closed.

Diversion: Bell Lane - City Road - Prescott Lane - Eccles Road - Kitt Green Road - Marsh Green - Scot Lane - Montrose Avenue

13. Wigan Road, Billinge

National Grid Gas will commence work outside property number 30 to the junction with Winstanley Road on Saturday 18 February 2017 to replace an existing main. To do this safely will require the periodic use of temporary signals. They will be working in collaboration with Electricity North West, who are also working in the area, to ensure that traffic disruption is kept to a minimum.

14. Tyldesley Road, Atherton

National Grid Gas will be replacing a mains near to the junction of Bracken Road for one week, commencing Monday 20 February 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use which will be manned at peak times.

15. Bolton Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be working at the side of 11 Pennybrook Walk during the off peak period on Monday 20 February 2017 to replace a manhole frame and cover in the carriageway. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

16. Newton Road, Lowton

United Utilities will be working near to the junction with Norwood Avenue during the off peak period on Monday 20 February 2017 to repair a defective reinstatement. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use whilst the work takes place.

17. Chapel Street, Tyldesley

Electricity North West will be carrying out work to move a feeder pillar commencing on Tuesday 21 February 2017. To to this safely, the road will be closed and a local diversion put in place. The work is expected to last 10 days.

18. Clapgate Lane, Wigan

Transport for Greater Manchester will be working near to the junction of Warrington Road on Tuesday 21 February 2017 to re-cut detector loops. The work will take place during the off peak period and will require the use of Stop/Go boards.

19. Buckley Street, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out work near to the railway bridge to repair a gully during the off peak period on Tuesday 21 February 2017. To do this safely, they will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

20. Chorley Road, Standish

Wigan Council will be carrying out drainage work near to the junction with Fairhurst Lane during the off peak period from Monday 20 February 2017 to Wednesday 22 February 2017. To do this safely, Stop/Go boards will be used whilst the work takes place.

21. Manchester Road, Leigh

Wigan Council will be working outside Bedford High School from Monday 20 February 2017 to Friday 24 February 2017 to carry out footway resurfacing work. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use during the off peak period.

22. Frog Lane, Wigan

A private contractor will be carrying out a sewer connection opposite Boston House from Monday 20 February 2017 to Friday 24 February 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use, which will be manned at peak times.

23. Market Street, Leigh

Wigan Council will be carrying out work to repair a gully near to the junction with Lord Street from Tuesday 21 February 2017 to Thursday 23 February 2017. To do this safely, a lane closure will be in operation whilst the work takes place.

24. Ormskirk Road, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out repairs to the carriageway near to property number 554 on Tuesday 21 February 2017. To do this safely, they will be using Stop/Go boards whilst the work takes place.

25. Walkden Avenue, Wigan

United Utilities will be working near to the junction of Barton Avenue from Friday 24 February 2017 to Tuesday 28 February 2017 to install a by-pass and new fittings. To do this safely temporary traffic lights will be in use which will be manned during peak times.

Forthcoming Works

New Market Street, Wigan

Vodafone will be working near to the junction of Parson's Walk on Saturday 25 February 2017 and Sunday 26 February 2017 to lay ducting in carriageway and footway. To do this safely a lane closure will be in place whilst the work takes place.

Bradley Lane, Standish

United Utilities will be working outside property number 175 on Sunday 26 February 2017 to repair a defective reinstatement. To do this safely, Stop/Go boards will be in use whilst the work takes place.

Manchester Road, Ince

Wigan Council will be carrying out resurfacing work at the junction with Ince Green Lane on Sunday 26 February 2017 and Sunday 5 March 2017. To do this safely, the road will be closed whilst the work takes place.

Phase 1 Keble Street to west of  Ince Green Lane. (Ince Green Lane junction will remain open) 

Phase 2 west of Ince Green Lane to Pickup Street  (Ince Green Lane junction will be closed)

A diversion will be in place.

Transport for Greater Manchester will be re-cutting the detector loops following the resurfacing on Sunday 12 March 2017. Temporary signals will be in use whilst this work takes place.

Henfold Road, Astley

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame near to the junction with Withington Avenue on Sunday 26 February 2017. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Church Road - Manchester Road - Chaddock Lane - A580 East Lancashire Road - Mosley Common Road - Sale Lane - Hough Lane - Henfold Road

Platt Street, Platt Bridge

United Utilities will be working near the junction of Millers Lane on Sunday 26 February 2017 to repair a defective reinstatement. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use whilst the work takes place.

Robin Park Road, Wigan

United Utilities will be working near to the junction of Loire Drive to install a branch connection from Monday 27 February 2017 to Wednesday 1 March 2017. To do this safely a lane closure will be in operation whilst the work takes place.

Scot Lane, Aspull

Virgin Media will be carrying out work to clear a blockage outside property number 102 during the off peak period on Tuesday 28 February 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

Swan Lane, Hindley Green

United Utilities will be carrying out repairs to their apparatus outside the Gym entrance from Tuesday 28 February 2017 to Thursday 2 March 2017. In order to do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use.

Slag Lane, Lowton

National Grid Gas will be carrying out work to replace a mains and connections near to the junction with Canterbury Avenue. The work will take place from Monday 6 March 2017 until Friday 17 March 2017 and will require the use of temporary traffic signals which will be manned at peak times.

Wigan Lane, Wigan

Transport for Greater Manchester will be working outside Wigan Infirmary to recut detector loops on Sunday 5 March 2017. To do this safely temporary traffic signals will be in use whilst the work takes place.

Frog Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be working near to property number 41 from Monday 6 March 2017 to Friday 10 March 2017 in order to install two branch connections for a new development. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation which will be manned at peak times.

Atherton Road, Hindley Green

Wigan Council will be carrying out resurfacing work between Askwith Road and Long Lane on Sunday 19 March 2017 and Sunday 26 March 2017. To do this safely, the road will be closed Ashfield Avenue, Beechfield Avenue and Oak Avenue will also be closed whilst the work takes place.

Diversion:

Atherton Road - Leigh Road – Smiths Lane – Bickershaw Lane – Warrington Road – Platt Street – Liverpool Road – Atherton Road

Poolstock Lane, Wigan

British Telecom will be working outside property number 290 from Monday 20 March 2017 to Wednesday 22 March 2017 to lay ducting. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use.

United Utilities will be working outside property number 382 on Sunday 26 March 2017 to rectify a remedial reinstatement in the carriageway. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use whilst the work takes place.

Ormskirk Road, Wigan

On Sunday 9 April 2017 United Utilities will be working outside property number 552 to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. To do this safely temporary traffic signals will be in use.

Hall Lane, Aspull

On Sunday 23 April 2017, Hall Lane will be closed between property number 43 and property number 83 whilst United Utilities carry out repairs on two damaged manhole frames and covers. A diversion will be in place:

Hall Lane - Bolton Road – Wigan Road, Aspull – Whelley – Scholes – Warrington Lane – Darlington Street East – Manchester Road, Ince – Wigan Road, Hindley – Market Street – Ladies Lane – Hall Lane

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:

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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