Roadworks bulletin

Prepared 20 January 2017 - Issue 888

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. 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.

2. East Lancashire Road, Tyldesley

Wigan Council will be carrying out essential maintenance work at Morleys Bridge from Monday 11 July 2016 until March 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.

3. Parsons Walk, Wigan

Wigan Council will be undertaking footway resurfacing works from outside  number 1 to the junction with Park Crescent between Tuesday 3 January 2017 and Friday 3 February 2017.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak periods.

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. Sefton Road, Orrell

Wigan Council will be undertaking highway drainage works from the junction with Moor Road / St James Road / Church Street to outside No. 17 between Monday 9 January 2017 and Friday 20 January 2017.  To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation which will be manned at peak.

6. Pemberton Road, Winstanley

Electricity North West will be resuming work from Paris Avenue to Hill House Farm from Wednesday 4 January 2017 to Saturday 4 February 2017. For the first 4-5 days temporary signals will need to be used which will be manned. Following this phase, Stop/Go boards will be utilised as and when needed.

7. Stone Cross Lane North, Lowton

A private contractor will be working near to the junction of Heath Field Close to construct a new site entrance from Wednesday 11 January 2017 to Tuesday 24 January 2017. To do this safely temporary traffic signals will be in use.

8. Wigan Lane, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out work on the roundabout at Cherry Gardens from Monday 16 January 2017 to Thursday 19 January 2017 during the off peak period. To do this safely there will be lane closures on the approach roads to the roundabout and Stop/Go boards will be used for deliveries etc.

9. Billinge Road, Wigan

Electricity North West will be laying new high voltage cables in the carriageway between Colcross Avenue and Merton Road from Wednesday 18 January 2017 to Monday 30 January 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use which will be manned at peak times.

10. Wigan Road, Billinge

Electricity North West will be undertaking works to install a new service near to Mount Pleasant Farm between Friday 20 January 2017 and Tuesday 24 January 2017. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during off peak times.

11. Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw

United Utilities will be undertaking works to install a new service outside of Pear Tree Farm between Friday 20 January 2017 and Thursday 26 January 2017. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

12. Frog Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be working near to the bridge outside the Deanery school on Saturday 21 January 2017 and Sunday 22 January 2017 to connect a new water main. To do this safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

13. Wigan Road, Hindley

United Utilities will be undertaking works to repair a service near to the junction with Ridings Close on Sunday 22 January 2017. To undertake these works safely StopGo boards will be in operation during these works.

14. The Avenue, Leigh

Transport for Greater Manchester  will be undertaking works to recut the detector loops to the traffic signals at the junction with Leigh Road on Sunday 22 January 2017.  To undertake these works safely lane closures will be in operation.

15. Norley Hall Avenue, Wigan

Wigan Council will be carrying out resurfacing work on two Sundays, commencing Sunday 22 January 2017 from Ribble Drive to Cornwall Place. This will require the road to be closed. A local diversion will be in place.

16. Market Street, Hindley

National Grid Gas will be working outside the Hindley Arms public house on Sunday 22 January 2017 to lay a new service. To do this safely, Stop/Go boards will be in use whilst the work takes place.

17. Spencer Road, Wigan

National Grid Gas will be carrying out connection work at the junction of Whitley Crescent from Monday 23 January 2017 to Friday 3 February 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use which will be manned at peak times.

18. Walkden Avenue, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to install a new connection near to Barton Avenue between Monday 23 January 2017 and Friday 3 February 2017. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

19. Warrington Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame at the junction with Orrell Street on Monday 23 January 2017 between 21:30hrs and midnight. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in operation during these works.

20. Newton Road, Lowton

National Grid Gas will be carrying out remedial work at the junction of Pocket Nook Road during the off peak period on Tuesday 24 January 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic lights will be in operation.

21. Warrington Road, Leigh

British Telecom will be carrying out work to install ducting from outside property number 34 to property number 158. The work will take place from Tuesday 24 January 2017 to Monday 6 February 2017 and will require the use of temporary traffic signals which will be manned during peak times.

22. Wigan Road, Atherton

United Utilities will be working in the carriageway near to property number 598 on Wednesday 25 January 2017 to repair a manhole frame and cover. The work will require the use of temporary traffic signals and will take place during the off peak period.

23. Bolton Road, Ashton in Makerfield

United Utilities will be carrying out work to near to the junction with East Street to repair a defective manhole. The work will take place during the off peak period on Friday 27 January 2017 and will require the use of temporary traffic signals.

24. Newton Road, Lowton

United Utilities will be working near to property 562 to carry out a permanent reinstatement on Friday 27 January 2017. The work will require the use of Stop/Go boards and will take place during the off peak period.

Forthcoming Works

Poolstock, Wigan

Work is required by National Grid Gas to complete the major mains replacement scheme on Poolstock which was suspended in November. Work needs to take place at two sites (near Pool Street and near the junction with Corporation Street) and will require the use of temporary traffic lights and possible other traffic management arrangements. Work will re-commence on Monday 6 February 2017 for up to 5 weeks. There will also be a need to close the road coming out of Wigan at the junction of Chapel Street to complete the final phase. This closure will commence at 7pm on Friday 17 February and is likely to last until early morning Wednesday 22 February 2017. A diversion will be in place.

Billinge Road, Wigan

Electricity North West will be working on Saturday 28 January 2017 and Sunday 29 January 2017 near to the junctions of Foundry Lane and St Matthews Close to carry out high voltage cable work. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in place which will be manned whilst the work is taking place.

Poolstock Lane, Wigan

United Utilities will be carrying out work to repair a water leak in the carriageway from Saturday 28 January 2017 to Sunday 29 January 2017 at the junction with Howden Drive. To do this safely they will be using temporary traffic signals.

Manchester Road, Leigh

On Sunday 29 January 2017 National Grid Gas will be working at the junction of Green Lane and Holden Road to replace a gas box in the carriageway. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation.

Wigan Road, Standish Lower Ground

United Utilities will be working outside property number 10 on Sunday 29 January 2017 to repair a defective reinstatement. To do this safely, they will be using Stop/Go boards whilst the work is being undertaken.

Twist Lane, Leigh

National Grid Gas will be working outside property number 15 on Sunday 29 January to lay a new service. To do this safely they will be using Stop/Go boards whilst the work takes place.

Sefton Road, Orrell

Wigan Council will be carrying out resurfacing work from St James Road to outside property number 56 during the off peak period from Monday 30 January 2017 to Friday 3 February 2017. To do this work it is necessary to close the road whilst the work takes place.

Diversion:

Sefton Road - St James Road – Gantley Road - Upholland Road – Sandbrook Road - Sefton Road

Wigan Road, Leigh

United Utilities will be working near to property number 365 during the off peak period on Monday 30 January 2017. The work is required to repair a defective reinstatement and will require the use of temporary traffic signals.

Bridge Street, Hindley

Electricity North West will be working near to the junction of Chadwick Street on Sunday 29 January 2017 and Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February 2017 to install a new supply. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in operation which will be manned at all times.

Church Street / Station Avenue, Orrell

United Utilities will be undertaking works to replace a manhole cover and frame on Church Street at the junction with Station Avenue on Sunday 29 January 2017. To undertake these works safely temporary traffic signals will be in place on Church Street and a road closure will be in place on Station Avenue during these works.

There will be a local diversion in place for traffic wishing to access Station Avenue.

Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw

United Utilities will be working outside property number 323 to install a logger box from Tuesday 31 January 2017 to Friday 3 February 2017. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use which will be manned at peak times.

Ashton Road, Billinge

Electricity North West will be carrying out work from Wednesday 1 February 2017 to Wednesday 1 March 2017 to connect a new supply from the junction with Wigan Road to the industrial units near to Windy Arbour Farm. This will require the use of temporary traffic signals whilst the work takes place.

Victoria Street, Wigan

Electricity North West will be commencing high voltage cable overlay works on 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.

Atherton Road, Hindley

Electricity North West will be working outside property number 340 during the off peak period on Wednesday 8 February 2017 to carry out a survey of their apparatus. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use.

Walkden Avenue, Wigan

United Utilities will be working near to property number 75 during the off peak period on Thursday 9 February 2017 to replace a damaged manhole frame and cover. To do this safely, temporary traffic signals will be in use.

Crompton Street, Wigan

Virgin Media will be working outside the Wigan Spiritualist Church on Sunday 12 February 2017 to lay new ducting across the carriageway. To do this safely, Stop/Go boards will be used whilst the work takes place.

Bradley Lane, Standish

Network Rail will be undertaking a structural examination of the Railway Bridge on Sunday 12 February 2017. To undertake these works safely a road closure will be in place during these works.

The diversion route for traffic will be: Bradley Lane - Platt Lane - Chorley Road - Rectory Lane - Preston Road - Avondale Street

Parkfield Drive, Tyldesley

United Utilities will be working near to the junction with Prescot Street during the off peak period on Tuesday 14th February 2017. To do this safely, the road will be closed for a short period and a local diversion put in place.

Atherton Road, Hindley Green

Wigan Council will be carrying out resurfacing work between Askwith Road and Long Lane from Monday 20 February 2017 to Friday 24 February 2017. Work will take place during the off peak period and will require the use of temporary traffic signals while the work is taking 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

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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