Road delays as work continues

The roadworks on Wigan Lower Road, Standish Lower Ground
The roadworks on Wigan Lower Road, Standish Lower Ground

COMMUTERS are set to be hit by more delays as work on a busy route into Wigan continues.

Electricity North West engineers have been working on Wigan Lower Road for several weeks, gradually working their way from the ‘s-bends’ close to Shevington and into Standish Lower Ground.

The roadworks on Wigan Lower Road, Standish Lower Ground

The roadworks on Wigan Lower Road, Standish Lower Ground

The road is used by commuters from Shevington and also those leaving the M6 and junction 27 and has been the subject of a heavy backlog of traffic as the work progresses.

There was total gridlock last Friday when a collision close to the ‘s-bends resulted in traffic backing up in both directions.

A temporary traffic light system has been set up with motorists sharing a single carriageway.

As the traffic backed up to where the work is taking place, it prevented vehicles travelling in the opposite direction going through the lone carriageway.

Engineers are working to lay new cables along the length of the road.

To do this safely, at various stages, temporary two traffic signals have to be used which are manned during peak periods. The work started last month and is expected to last until later this month.

The Evening Post contacted Electricity North West for comment but no response was received by the time of going to press.