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Current and planned roadworks.

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We carry out roadworks as part of the essential repair and improvement of our roads. Public utility companies also carry out roadworks to maintain essential gas, water, electricity and phone services. Some of these works may require the use of temporary traffic lights or temporary road closures.

Searching for roadworks and reporting issues: find out how long the works are expected to last, which organisation is carrying out the works and contact details for that organisation. If you have any issues to report regarding any roadworks, these should be passed on to the organisation undertaking the works.

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Roadworks on motorways: check for roadworks and traffic congestion on the motorways on the Highways England website.

Rochdale: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 12.01am, Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 11.59pm, Thursday, 31 December 2020. This order will be implemented on match and event days at Spotland Stadium, as required. The times of the road closures and restrictions will vary, however, appropriate signage will be put in place.
Reason:

  • To provide a safe and convenient place to park away team supporter coaches on match days at Spotland Stadium.
  • To safely vacate supporters away from the stadium.
Restriction and location:
  • Temporary one-way working on Ings Lane in a northerly direction along the westerly carriageway, from its junction with Edenfield Road to its junction with Rooley Moor Road. Vehicles won't be able to travel along Ings Lane in a southerly direction from its junction with Rooley Moor Road to its junction with Edenfield Road.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from turning right from Lisbon Street onto Ings Lane.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from turning right from Great Flatt onto Ings Lane.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from turning left from Innes Close onto Ings Lane.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from turning right from Cutgate Road onto Ings Lane.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from travelling along Wilbutts Lane, from its junction with Sandy Lane to its junction with Churchill Street.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from travelling along Phoenix Street, from its junction with the easterly side of Ings Lane for a distance of 10 metres in an easterly direction.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from waiting at any time on Ings Lane, both sides from its junction with Rooley Moor Road to its junction with Edenfield Road. 

Alternative route:

  • The alternative route for vehicles along Wilbutts Lane is Sandy Lane, Edenfield Road and Churchill Street.
  • The alternative route for vehicles along Phoenix Street is Churchill Street and Rooley Moor Road.
  • The alternative route for vehicles along Ings Lane (southbound) is Ings lane (northbound), Caldershaw Road and Edenfield Road (A680).

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 5am, Monday, 6 June 2020 - 11.59pm, Sunday, 26 July 2020.
Reason: to hold a temporary coronavirus (COVID-19) testing centre.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Packer Street, from its junction with Vicars Gate for a distance of 61 metres in an easterly direction.
  • Temporary closure of Town Hall Square behind the Town Hall, from its junction with Vicar's Gate for a distance of 61 metres in an easterly direction.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 11.59pm, Friday, 26 June 2020 - 11.59pm, Friday, 30 April 2021.
Reason: to hold a temporary coronavirus (COVID-19) testing centre.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Packer Street, from its junction with Vicars Gate for a distance of 61 metres in an easterly direction.
  • Temporary closure of Town Hall Square behind the Town Hall, from its junction with Vicar's Gate for a distance of 61 metres in an easterly direction.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: Friday, 3 July 2020 -  Friday, 30 April 2021.  
Reason: to promote social distancing measures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Packer Street, from its junction with Nelson Street for a distance of 56 metres in a northerly direction.
  • Temporary one-way operation on Nelson Street. Vehicles will not be able to travel in a westerly direction the junction with Church Lane and the junction with King Street.
  • No waiting for any vehicle in the following areas:
    • The east side of King Street, from a point 5 metres north of its junction with Nelson Street to a point 39 metres south of its junction with Fleece Street.
    • The west side of King Street, from its junction with Nelson Street for a distance of 5 metres in a northerly direction.
    • The west side of King Street, from its junction with Fleece Street for a distance of 39 metres in a southerly direction.
    • The east side of Packer Street, from its junction with Fleece Street for a distance of 27 metres in a southerly direction, including the new termination point.
    • The south side of Nelson Street, from a point opposite the easterly kerb of King Street to a point 7 metres west of a point opposite the west kerb of Kong Street.
    • The north side of Nelson Street, from its junction with King Street for a distance of 7 metres in a westerly direction.
  • No waiting for any vehicles except taxis in the following areas and times:
    • No waiting at any time except for taxis in Town Hall Square, the east side within the parking bay, from a point 3 metres south of its junction with the most northerly access road connecting Packer Street to a point 3 metres north of its junction with the most southerly access road connecting Packer Street.
    • No waiting 6pm-10am except for taxis in Fleece Street, the north side from a point 5 metres east of its junction with King Street for a distance of 14 metres in an easterly direction.
    • No waiting 10am-6pm except for vehicles with a valid disabled persons parking badge in Fleece Street, the north side from a point 5 metres east of its junction with King Street for a distance of 14 metres in an easterly direction.
    • No waiting at any time except for goods vehicles loading and unloading in Nelson Street, both sides from a point 7 metres west of its junction with King Street for a distance of 16 metres in a westerly direction.
    • No waiting at any time except for goods vehicles loading and unloading in King Street, the west side from a point 5 metres north of its junction with Nelson Street to a point 39 metres south of its junction with Fleece Street.
    • No waiting 8am-6pm, maximum stay up to 10 hours, for any vehicle not displaying a valid payment ticket in Nelson Street, the south side from a point 9 metres west of its junction with Chucrch Lane to a point opposite the east kerb of King Street.

Alternative route: the alternative route for Packer Street is The Esplanade, Manchester Road, Drake Street, School Lane and Church Lane.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 6 July 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 20 July 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Pomona Street for its entire length.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 6 July 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 20 July 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Pomona Street for its entire length.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 20 July 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 3 August 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Clapgate Road for its entire length.
  • Industry Street for its entire length.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.    


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 20 July 2020 - 6pm, Saturday, 31 October 2020 as required.
Reason: to install an electric mains in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary prohibition of waiting on:

  • The south side of Mark Street, from the junction of Park Road to the junction of Athol Street.
  • The westerly side of Athol Street, for its entire length.
  • The northerly side of the junction with Athol Street, for a distance of 101 metres in a westerly direction.
  • The easterly side of Buckley Road, for its entire length.
  • The Easterly side of Rugby Road, from the junction of Halifax Road for a distance of 40 metres in a northerly direction.
  • The northerly side of Red Lane, from the junction with Halifax Road for a distance of 222 metres in a north-easterly direction to the junction with Buckley Lane. There will be temporary multiway lights in operation from Red Lane to the roundabout with Albert Royds Street.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.    


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 7am, Monday, 27 July 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 21 August 2020.
Reason: to maintain essential gas main works.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Burton Street, from a point 30 metres south-east of it junction with Factory Street for the remainder of its length in a south-westerly direction, preventing access to the disabled car park.
Alternative route: there is no alternative route for vehicles.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Saturday, 15 August 2020 - 5pm Sunday, 16 August 2020.
Reason: to install a new electricity mains in the footway and carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary one-way working of Reservoir Street, from its junction with Albert Royds Street to its junction of Beswick Royds Street for 46 metres. Cars won't be able to travel in a westerly direction along this section.
Alternative route: the alternative route will be Albert Royds Street, Halifax Road, Entwisle Road, Belfield Road and Reservoir Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 - 6pm Thursday, 27 August 2020.
Reason: to repair a water mains supply in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Hartley Lane from the junction with Lowther Road to a point 40 metres in a southerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route will be Lowther Road and Queensway.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Middleton: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 1 June 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 28 August 2020.
Reason: to construct a new way to access the railway station.
Restriction and location: temporary:

  • Closure of the south pavement on Oldham Road from a point 90 metres west of its junction with Mills Hill Road for a distance of 80 metres in a westerly direction.
  • No waiting on the north side of Oldham Road from a point 30 metres west of its junction with Mills Hill Road for a distance of 160 metres in a westerly direction.

Alternative route: a pedestrian crossing will be in place so pedestrias can cross onto the north pavement.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 6pm, Monday, 15 June 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 28 August 2020.
Reason: to construct a sewer overflow in the carriageway.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Waverley Road, from its junction with Rochdale Road for a distance of 50 metres in a north-westerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Rochdale Road and Nowell Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 7am, Monday, 27 July 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 10 August 2020.
Reason: to construct a manhole onto the sewer in the carriageway.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Roundthorn Road, from its junction with Wychwood Close for a distance of 20 metres in a south-westerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Roundthorn Road, Naunton Road and Mount Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Heywood: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Heywood
Expected start and finish: ongoing
Work being undertaken: Virgin Media are currently installing new Fibre Broadband in the Heywood area.
Who to contact: for any issues about this work, please use the following methods to gain the quickest and safest possible resolution.

  1. Contractors on site - contact a site supervisor. They are best placed to resolve many issues there and then. In most instances, this will be the quickest and safest way to resolve any issue.
  2. Virgin Media Helpdesk - if unresolved, or there are no contractors in the area, or if the site has been left in an unsafe manner and requires urgent attention, please ring the Virgin Media helpdesk on 0333 000 5925.

    The helpdesk hours are: Monday-Friday, 8am-7.30pm, Saturday, 8am-12noon. The helpdesk will alert the contractor and Virgin Media's compliance engineers.

    Alternatively, please email expansionworks@virginmedia.co.uk with details of your address and preferred contact method.
  3. Rochdale Borough Council Highways - we need to be aware of issues being raised with Virgin Media. Please email highways@rochdale.gov.uk or phone on 0300 303 8879, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. At all other times, please phone our Contact Centre on 0300 303 8875 for emergency work on the highway.

Pennines: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish:

  • The road will be closed from 9.30am-3.30pm each day, Monday, 22 June 2020 - 11.59pm, Monday, 6 July 2020.
  • The temporary speed limit will be in force from 9am, Monday, 22 June 2020 - 11.59pm, Monday, 27 July 2020.

Reason: to resurface of the carriageway and for safety reasons afterwards.   
Restriction and location:

Closure and prohibition of waiting at certain hours of the day on:

  • Huddersfield Road, Newhey, from its junction with Woodside to the borough boundary with Oldham.
  • Rochdale Road, Denshaw, from the borough boundary for a distance of 100 metres in an easterly direction.

Temporary 40mph speed limit imposed on:

  • Huddersfield Road, Newhey, from its junction with Woodside to the borough boundary with Oldham.
  • Rochdale Road, Denshaw, from the borough boundary for a distance of 100 metres in an easterly direction.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Newhey Road, Shaw Road, Milnrow Road, Buckstones Road, Oldham Road and Rochdale Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish: 8am-6pm, Saturday, 1 August 2020 - Sunday, 2 August 2020.
Reason: to undertake investigation work for the Flood Risk Management Scheme.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the unnamed access road at Punchbowl Bridge, from a point 40 metres east of its junction with Todmorden Road to its junction with Timbercliffe.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3pm, Monday, 10 August 2020.
Reason: to replace a defective waste water frame and cover in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Smith Hill, from its junction with Dale Street to its junction with Harmony Street.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Dale Street, Chapel Gate, St James Street and Smith Hill.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish: 7am-7pm, Sunday, 16 August 2020.
Reason: to repair the carriageway after urgent repairs to a water main.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Shore Road, from its junction with Kirkstall Avenue to its junction with Shore Mount.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Kirkstall Avenue, Tintern Avenue, Furness Avenue and Shore Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish: 11pm, Saturday, 29 August 2020 - 6.30am, Sunday, 30 August 2020.
Reason: to carry out maintenance on the level crossing signals and telecommunications systems.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Smithy Bridge Road, from a point 50 metres north-west of the level crossing to a point 50 metres south-east of the level crossing.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Smithy Bridge Road, Milnrow Road (Littleborough), Wildhouse Lane, Kiln Lane, Bridge Street, Rochdale Road, Milnrow Road (Rochdale), Albert Royds Street, Halifax Road (A58) and Smithy Bridge Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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