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

Wigan - St Georges Day Parade will take place on Sunday 22nd April from 11am and the following roads will be affected - Crawford Street, Bishopgate, Hallgate, New Market Street, Mesnes Street, Standishgate, Crompton Street. Roads are expected to re-open from 12.30pm.

Fourteen Meadows Road - A road closure is in place to protect the public, owing to an unsafe structure. The duration of the closure is currently unknown.

A577 M6/M58 Link Road - The road will be closed on Sunday 22nd April from 6am - 3pm to allow Highways England to remove the fallen footbridge. Traffic will be diverted from Orrell to join the M58, J5 in Skelmersdale to continue with their onward journey on both M58 or M6.

Emergency Works

Red Rock Lane - Junction of Chorley Road, a carriageway void has appeared and will be repaired from Monday 23rd April. The area has been made safe and traffic can pass on a give and take basis. During the repair works multiway signals will be in place. In the event of any changes the bulletin will be amended.

High Street, Atherton - Two way signals will be in place to end unplanned interruption of supply or service provided by United Utilities from 17th to 23rd April.

Ongoing works

Wigan Lane - From 16th April to 27th April, Electricity North West will continue to work in the footpath from the Bel Air Hotel to St Clements Road. Pedestrian provision will be made on the grass verge and two way signals will be in place between 9am and 3pm to allow for connections to be made and reinstatement.

View a map of all roadworks in the Wigan and surrounding area (including live updates)Wigan on the map
Telephone numbers for roadworks queries
BT 0800 800 150
Cadent Gas (formerly National Grid Gas) (Escapes) 0800 111999
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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