Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 28 March 2017 - Issue 897

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. 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.

2. 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 until 14 April 2017.

3. Shevington Lane, Shevington

Wigan Council will be carrying out work to reline sewers from Church Lane to Fern Close from Monday 20 March 2017 to Thursday 30 March 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation which will be manned during peak periods.

4. Slag Lane, Lowton

British Telecom will be working near the junction of Byrom Lane to correct a defect in the carriageway from Thursday 23 March 2017 to Monday 27 March 2017. To do this safely they will be using temporary traffic signals that will be manned during peak times.

5. Atherton Road, Hindley

Electricity North West will be working near to the junction with Argyle Street from Friday 24 March 2017 to Tuesday 28 March 2017. They will need to use Stop/Go boards whilst the work takes place. The work will be carried out during the off peak period.

6. Pepper Lane, Standish

Wigan Council will be working at the junction of Old Pepper Lane to carry out highway drainage repairs from Thursday 30 March 2017 to Monday 3 April 2017. This will require the use of temporary traffic signals which will be manned at peak times.

7. Wigan Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Wigan Council will be carrying out highway drainage repairs near to the junction of Eddleston Street during the off peak periods from Monday 27 March 2017 to Wednesday 29 March 2017. To do this safely, they will be using temporary traffic signals.

8. Plank Lane, Leigh

A private contractor will be working at the junction of Horrocks Street to carry out a sewer connection to a private development from Monday 27 March 2017 to Monday 3 April 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use.

9. Poolstock Lane, Wigan

British Telecom will be working at the junction with Carr Lane from Monday 27 March 2017 to Wednesday 29 March 2017 to install ducting in the carriageway. To do this safely they will be using temporary traffic signals that will be manned at peak times.

10. Tyldesley Road, Atherton

United Utilities will be working near the junction of High Street to repair a manhole frame and cover from 1900 to 2200 on Wednesday 29 March 2017. To do this safely, they will need to use temporary traffic signals.

11. Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw

Wigan Council will be working near to property number 205 during the off peak period on Thursday 30 March 2017 to carry out a carriageway repair. To do this safely, they will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

12. St James Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be working near to property number 142 during the off peak period on Thursday 30 March 2017 to rectify a remedial reinstatement. To do this safely, they will be using Stop/Go boards whilst the work takes place.

13. St Helens Road, Leigh

United Utilities will be working near to property number 297 to rectify remedial work on Friday 31 March 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use whilst the work takes place.

14. Nel Pan Lane, Leigh

Vodaphone will be working near to the junction with Wigan Road from Friday 31 March 2017 to Sunday 2 April 2017 to install a new cabinet. To do the work safely they will be using temporary traffic signals which will be manned whilst the work takes place.

15. Bryn Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be working near to Nicol Mere Drive on Friday 31 March 2017 to correct a defect in the carriageway. The work will take place during the off peak period and will require the use of temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

16. Frog Lane, Wigan

On Saturday 1 April 2017 British Telecom will be working at the junction of Prescott Street to carry out remedial works. They will require the use of temporary signals whilst the work takes place.

17. Atherton Road, Hindley

British Telecom will be laying new ducting at the junction of Liverpool Road on Sunday 2 April 2017. To do this safely, they will be using temporary traffic signals.

18. Poolstock, Wigan

On Sunday 2 April 2017, United Utilities will be working near to property number 165 to carry out an asset repair. To do this safely, they will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

From Tuesday 25 April 2017 to Thursday 27 April 2017, United Utilities will be working during the off peak periods at the junction of Pool Street to rectify remedial works in the carriageway. To do this safely, they will be using temporary traffic signals.

19. Old Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be working at the junction with Osborne Road on Sunday 2 April 2017 to repair a leak in the carriageway. To do this safely they will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

20. Billinge Road, Orrell

United Utilities will be working near to the junction of Ribbesford Road on Sunday 2 April 2017 to repair damaged valve boxes in the carriageway. To do this safely, temporary traffic lights will be in use whilst the work takes place.

Forthcoming Works

Atherton Road, Hindley Green

United Utilities will be working at the junction of Swan Lane during the off peak period on Monday 3 April 2017 to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. To do this safely they will be using temporary traffic signals.

Warrington Road, Wigan

United Utilities will be working near to the junction of Atherton Street during the off peak period on Monday 3 April 2017. To do this safely a lane closure will be in operation whilst the work takes place.

Rectory Lane, Standish

British Telecom will be working near to the junction of St Wilfrids Road and Oakendale from Monday 3 April 2017 to Wednesday 5 April 2017 to install new ducting. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in place for the duration of the works.

Bryn Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be working at the junction of Nicol Mere Drive to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover on Tuesday 4 April 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use. The work will take place during the off peak period.

United Utilities will be working at the junction of Lockett Road to repair a manhole frame and cover in the carriageway. The work will take place during the off peak period on Wednesday 5 April 2017 and will require the use of temporary traffic signals.

Chorley Road, Standish

United Utilities will be working opposite Water Drive during the off peak period on Thursday 6 April 2017 to carry out remedial work. They will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

Moor Road, Orrell

Electricity North West will be working at the substation near to Linden Walk from Thursday 6 April 2017 to Monday 10 April 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use which will be manned at peak times.

Wigan Road, Atherton

United Utilities will be working outside property number 606 on Thursday 6 April 2017 during the off peak period to replace a damaged manhole frame and cover. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use.

Princes Avenue, Tyldesley

United Utilities will be working at the junction of Manchester Road to repair a damaged frame on cover on Thursday 6 April 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation. The work will take place during the off peak period.

Warrington Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be working outsdies the Vicarage during the off peak period on Friday 7 April 2017 to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. They will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

Poolstock Lane, Wigan

National Grid Gas will be working outside property number 32 on Sunday 9 April 2017 to rectify a remedial reinstatement on the carriageway. To do this safely, they will be using temporary traffic signals.

From 1900-2200 on Wednesday 12 April 2017, United Utilities will be working near to the junction of Carr Lane to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. To do this safely, a lane closure will be in operation.

Frog Lane, Wigan

Transport for Greater Manchester will be working near to the junction with Dorning Street to replace damaged signal poles during the off peak period on Wednesday 12th April 2017. They will require the use of temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

Platt Street, Platt Bridge

United Utilities will be working near to the junction with Miller Lane on Sunday 16 April 2017 to repair a remedial defect in the carriageway. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use whilst the work takes place.

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

St Georges Day Parade, Atherton

On Sunday 23 April 2017 a parade will be held in Atherton from from 1200 to 1300. This will require the closures of the following roads whilst the parade takes place:

Derby Street – from Bag Lane to Brierfield Avenue.

Brierfield Avenue – full length

Flapper Fold Lane – from Brierfield Avenue to Car Bank Street.

Car Bank Street – from Flapper Fold Lane to Formby Avenue

Formby Avenue – from Car Bank Street to Devonshire Road

Devonshire Road – from Formby Avenue to Dorset Road.

Derby Street – from Devonshire Road to Norfolk Road

St Georges Day Parade, Wigan

On Sunday 23 April 2017 a parade will be held in Wigan from 1100 to 1230. This will require the closures of the following roads whilst the parade takes place:

Crawford Street – full length.

Bishopgate – full length.

Hallgate – from Bishopgate to Market Street.

New Market Street and the New Market Street slip road – from Market Street to Mesnes Street.

Mesnes Street – from Bridgeman Terrace to Standishgate.

Standishgate – from Powell Street and Northway to Mesnes Street.

Crompton Street – from Riverway to Standishgate/Mesnes Street

Wigan Lower Road, Standish Lower Ground

United Utilities will be working at the side of 19 Wedgewood Drive during the off peak period on Monday 24 April 2017 to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. To do this safely they will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work is in progress.

Wallgate, Wigan

British Telecom will be working on underground structures for five consecutive nights from Monday 24 April 2017 to Saturday 29 April 2017. This will require a lane closure on the Wigan town centre bound carriageway. The work will take place between 2100 and 0600.

Mort Lane, Tyldesley

United Utilities will be working during the off peak period on Thursday 27 April 2017 to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. To do this safely they will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

Manchester Road, Leigh

United Utilities will be working during the off peak period outside property number 115 on Tuesday 2 May 2017 to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. To do this safely they will need to use temporary traffic signals.

United Utilities will be working during the off peak period on Monday 13 May 2017 near to the Bowling Green to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. They will be using temporary traffic lights whilst the work takes place.

Manchester Road, Leigh

United Utilities will be working during the off peak period on Wednesday 10 May 2017 near to the junction of Devon Street to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. To do this safely, they will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

Warrington Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be working at the junction of Darlinton Street and Warrington Road on Thursday 11 May 2017 from 1900 to 2200 to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use.

Manchester Road, Astley

United Utilities will be repairing a damaged manhole frame and cover at the side of property number 355 from 1900-2200 on Monday 15 May 2017. To do this safely, they will be using temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

Astley Street, Tyldesley

United Utilities will be working at the junction with Elliott Street from 2100-midnight on Monday 15 May 2017 to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. Temporary traffic lights will be in use whilst the work is undertaken.

Atherton Road, Hindley Green

On Tuesday 16 May 2017, United Utilities will be working outside the Spinners Arms public house to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. The work will take place from 1900-2200 and will require the use of temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

Mealhouse Lane, Atherton

On Sunday 19 May 2017 United Utilities will be working at the junction of Wigan Road to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. To do this safely the access to Mealhouse Lane from Wigan Road will be closed. Traffic approaching from Leigh Road will not be affected. A diversion will be put in place:

Wigan Road – Atherleigh Way – Lovers Lane – Leigh Road – Wigan Road – Mealhouse Lane

Frog Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be working near to Markland Court on Saturday 27 May 2017 to repair a manhole frame and cover. To do this safely they will be using temporary traffic signals.

Leigh Carnival

A carnival will be held in Leigh on Sunday 4 June 2017, from 11am to 1pm. In order to facilitate this, a number of roads will be closed whilst the event takes place:

Bengal Street – from Railway Road to Walmesley Road

Walmesley Road – from Bengal Street to Findlay Street

Findlay Street – from Twist Lane to Walmesley Road

Railway Road – full length.

Market Street (northbound) – from Railway Road to St Marys Way.

St Marys Way – full length.

Leigh Road, Leigh

United Utilities will be working near to the junction of Irvine Street during the off peak period on Monday 12 June 2017 to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. To do this safely, Irvine Street will be closed at the junction of Leigh Road and temporary signals will be in operation on Leigh Road whilst the work takes place.

Henfold Road, Tyldesley

United Utilities will be working near to the junction with Withington Drive on Sunday 25 June 2017 to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. Due to the location of the manhole and to do this safely, the road will be closed at that location whilst the work takes place (2-3 hours). The diversion would be:

Hough Lane - Sale Lane - Mosley Common Road - East Lancashire Road - Chaddock Lane - Manchester Road (Astley) - Church Road

Tyldesley Road, Atherton

United Utilities will be working at the junction of Chester Street on Sunday 25 June 2017 to repair a damaged manhole frame and cover. To do this safely, temporary signals will be in use on Tyldesley Road and Chester Street will be closed at the junction. A local diversion will be in place for traffic affected by the Chester Street closure.

Iron Man 2017

An Iron Man event will be held on Sunday 16 July 2017 which will involve the Leigh, Atherton and Standish areas. To facilitate the event a number of road closures will be in place:

Leigh and Atherton, 06:00 – 09:30 hours

St. Helens Road from its junction with Pennington Flash access road to its junction with Atherleigh Way.

Atherleigh Way from its junction with St. Helens Road to its junction with Wigan Road.

Gibfield Park Way from its junction with Wigan Road to its junction with Gibfield Park Road.

Gibfield Park Road from its junction with Gibfield Park Way to its junction with North Road.

North Road from its junction with Colliery Lane to its merging with Platt Lane.

Standish, 08:00 – 16:00 hours

Boundary Lane over its full length.

Pepper Lane over its full length.

Preston Road from its junction with Pepper Lane to the borough boundary (south of Coppull Moor Lane).

Scholes, Wigan

This coming summer, National Grid Gas need to carry out gas mains replacement work at the junction of Vauxhall Road. This will require Vauxhall Road to be closed at the junction of Scholes and Scholes closed one way, at that location, for traffic travelling towards Millgate. Diversions will be in place. The work will take two weeks to complete and will be carried out during the school summer holidays.

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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