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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.

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Rochdale: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: Friday, 3 July 2020–Sunday, 2 January 2022 or until such measures are deemed unnecessary.  
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 between 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 Church 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: 12.01am, Friday, 1 January 2021–11.59pm, Friday, 31 December 2021. This order will be implemented on match and event days at the Crown Oil Arena, 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 the Crown Oil Arena.
  • 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: Thursday, 1 July 2021–Monday, 31 January 2022.
Reason: to enable an archaeological dig to take place.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Packer Street, from its junction with South Parade Street up to and including its junction with Nelson Street.
  • Temporary closure of Fleece Street, from its junction with King Street to its junction with Packer Street.

Alternative routes: there are no alternative routes available.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish:

  • 7am, Saturday, 11 September 2021–11.59pm, Sunday, 12 September 2021
  • 7am, Saturday, 18 September 2021–11.59pm, Sunday, 19 September 2021
  • 7am, Saturday, 25 September 2021–11.59pm, Sunday, 26 September 2021
  • 7am, Saturday, 2 October 2021–11.59pm, Sunday, 3 October 2021
  • 7am, Saturday, 9 October 2021–11.59pm, Sunday, 10 October 2021
  • 7am, Saturday, 16 October 2021–11.59pm, Sunday, 17 October 2021

Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary one-way working northbound along Kingsway, from the north side of the junction with Moss Bridge Road to a point 788 metres in a northerly direction. Southbound vehicles won't be affected.
  • Temporary prohibition of waiting on both sides of Kingsway, from the north side of the junction with Moss Bridge Road for a distance of 788 metres in a northerly direction.

Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be Sir Isaac Newton Way, Elizabethan Way, Rochdale Road, Milnrow Road and Kingsway.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: every weekend from Saturday, 18 September 2021 - Sunday, 17 October 2021.
Reason: to resurface the road.
Restriction and location: temporary one-way working along Kingsway, from the junction with Wellhead Road to the junction with Sir Isaac Newton Way. The one-way system will be in the southbound direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles travelling in a northbound direction will be Sir Isaac Newton Way, Elizabethan Way, Rochdale Road, Milnrow Road and Kingsway.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 9.30am–3.30pm, Monday, 20 September 2021.
Reason: to repair a waste water manhole cover in the carriageway.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Partington Street, from its junction with Brian Street for a distance of 20 metres in a southerly direction.
  • Temporary suspension of the one-way working on Partington Street. Vehicles will be able to travel in both directions along the whole section of Partington Street except the section closed as described above.

Alternative routes: there are no alternative routes available.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 9.30am–12noon, Sunday, 24 October 2021.
Reason: to repair a waste water manhole cover in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Dane Street, from its junction with Bridgefield Street for a distance of 15 metres in a northerly direction.

Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be Norman Road, Sparth Bottoms Road and Manchester Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 7.30am–5.30pm each day, Monday, 15 November 2021–Sunday, 19 December 2021.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Hill Top Drive, from its junction with Balderstone Road for a distance of 1,362 metres in a southerly direction.
  • Temporary prohibition of waiting at any time on both sides of Hill Top Drive, from its junction with Balderstone Road to its junction with Ruskin Road.

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


Middleton: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 10am, Monday, 6 September 2021–10am, Monday, 27 September 2021.
Reason: to replace a leaking water fire hydrant in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Colson Drive, from a point 91 metres north east of its junction with Hall Drive for a distance of 33 metres in a north easterly direction.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday, 20 September 2021–5pm, Wednesday, 29 September 2021.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Cheapside, from its junction with Long Street for a distance of 245 metres in an easterly direction.
Alternative routes: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 8am-6pm each day, Tuesday, 28 September 2021 - Thursday, 30 September 2021, Monday, 4 October 2021 - Thursday, 7 October 2021, Monday, 11 October 2021 - Wednesday, 13 October 2021 and Monday, 15 November 2021 - Wednesday, 17 November 2021.
Reason: to use the area as coach parking for the Safe Drive Stay Alive event.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary no waiting at any time along Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell VC Way on the south westerly side from a point 54 metres south east of a point opposite the south easterly kerb line of Old Hall Street for a distance of 52 metres in a south easterly direction.
  • Suspend part of the Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic Contraventions) (Various Streets) (Middleton Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.43) Order 2017 - Waiting Limited, 2 Hours, No Return Within 1 Hour - LCpl Joel Halliwell V.C. Way, North Middleton Ward south westerly side from a point 54 metres south east of a point opposite the south easterly kerb line of Old Hall Street for a distance of 52 metres in a south easterly direction.

Alternative route: not applicable
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–12 noon. 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.

Area: Heywood
Expected start and finish: 9am–4pm, Monday, 20 September 2021.
Reason: to fix a defective reinstatement in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Chapel Street, from its junction with Rochdale Road to its junction with York Street.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Rochdale Road and York Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Pennines: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day, Monday, 20 September 2021 - Friday, 29 October 2021.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Ladyhouse Lane from its junction with Newhey Road to its junction with Elizabethan Way.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the order is in operation.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


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