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.

Road Closures

East Lancashire Road - Overnight closures will be in place from 8pm to 6am each weeknight to allow for carriageway resurfacing. Check the sections affected nightly on Transport for Greater Manchester.

Major Works

Bolton Road, Atherton - Carriageway resurfacing will take place using temporary traffic signals from Monday 12th - Friday 16th August between 9:30am and 4pm between Upton Road and Shackerley Lane.

Warrington Road, Springview - Electricity North West will be working under temporary two way lights from 15th August until 6th September to install cable for a new substation. Lights will be manned at peak times.

Scholes, Wigan - A lane closure will be in place at 'The Earl of Balcarres' on Sunday 25th August for 1 day only to allow United Utilities to install a double hydrant.

Riverway, Wigan - A lane closure will be in place from Monday 26th August to Friday 30th August to allow United Utilities to install a double hydrant.

Telephone numbers for roadworks queries
BT 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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