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.

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

Major Works

Poolstock, Wigan - From Monday 6th January for a period of 3 months, the ahead and right turn lane will be closed to facilitate works to the A49 Link Road. A signed diversion will be in place during this work. See further information including a diversion map and frequently asked questions.

Mosley Common Road - From Monday 2nd March for a period of up to 3 months, temporary signals will be in place at the Bellway Homes development to allow for footpath and carriageway reconstructions works to take place and utility services to be provided to the development.

Road Closures

Wigan Lane - Will be closed from 10pm on Thursday 2nd April until 7pm on Friday 3rd April to allow for a crane to occupy the carriageway that will be assisting with the construction of module bays at Wigan Infirmary.

Chapel Street, Leigh - Chapel Street will be closed for carriageway resurfacing on Sunday 29th March and Sunday 5th April between the hours of 7am and 6pm. Signed diversion routes will be in place.

Lowton Road, Golborne - Will be closed on Sunday 29th March and Sunday 5th April to allow for carriageway resurfacing. Remedial works will take place from 30th March to 4th April under multiway signals used during off peak hours only (9.30am to 3.30pm)

Chapel Lane - Will be closed on Tuesday 14th April to Friday 17th April for night works conducted between 7pm and 6am to allow for carriageway resurfacing to take place.

View a map of all roadworks in the Wigan and surrounding area (including live updates)Wigan on the map
Telephone numbers for roadworks queries


0800 800150

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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