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.


Atherton Carnival - A temporary closure will be in place on 23rd June 2019 from 12:00 to 13:00 in Formby Avenue, Gloucester Street, Car Bank Street, Flapper Fold Lane, Gloucester Street, York Street, Bolton Road, Church Street, Market Street, Church Street and Flapper Fold Lane.

Road Closures

Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw - Resurfacing work will be carried out under a road closure between Atherton Street and property 647 on Sunday 12th and 19th May and Sunday 2nd and 9th June.

Upholland Road, Billinge - Resurfacing work will be carried out under a road closure between 09:30 and 15:30 from Monday 13th May to Friday 24th May. 

Poolstock Lane, Wigan -  Bridge Works will take place under a road closure between Holt Street and Holborn Avenue from 00:01 on Saturday 25th to 23:59 on Monday 27th May.

Hallgate, Wigan - resurfacing will take place under a road closure from Richmond Street to the entrance of the Bus Station between the hours of 19:00 and 23:00 on Thursday 30th May.

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 8351111

Electricity North West

0800 0481820

Greater Manchester Police

0161 872 5050

Highways England (external link) - motorway network

0300 1235000

United Utilities Water (including drainage)

0345 6723723

Virgin Media

0845 4541111

Wigan Council (emergencies - out of hours)

01942 404040


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