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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
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Rochdale Footpath 43, RocFFp43, for its entire length in an east north east direction from its junction with Oldham Road, Rochdale being 50 metres south south east from the most southerly corner of 2 Gilbrook Way, to its junction with Milnrow Footpath 331, MilFp33l.
  • Milnrow Footpath 331, MilFp33l, for its entire length in an east north east direction from its junction with RocFFp43 for 92 metres before turning in an easterly direction for 23 metres to its junction with Milnrow Footpath 329, MilFp329, and Milnrow Footpath 330, MilFp33O, being 123 metres east of the most northerly corner of 37 Sunhill Close, Rochdale.

Expected start and finish: 12.01am, Thursday, 14 December 2017 - midnight, Wednesday, 14 November 2018.
Reason: to undertake some underground cabling work.
Alternative route: there is no alternative route for pedestrians.
Organised by: Electricity North West.


Area: Rochdale
Restriction and location: use of temporary traffic lights from the junction with Halifax Road and Albert Royds Street to Red Lane.  
Expected start and finish: 8am, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 - 5pm, Friday, 28 September 2018.
Reason: to replace a gas mains supply under the road.
Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Cadent Gas.


Area: Rochdale
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Claremont Road, Bamford, from its junction with Bury Road to its junction with Crowneast Street.  
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday, 10 September 2018 - 4pm, Monday, 8 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
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
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the subway under St Mary's Gate from its junction with Cheetham Street to its junction with High Street.  
Expected start and finish: 8am, Wednesday, 26 August 2018 - 5pm, Friday, 5 October 2018.
Reason: to repair the subway's drainage system.
Alternative route: the alternative route for pedestrians will be High Street, Union Street, Rope Street, Whitehall Street, Queen Street, Duke Street, Whitworth Road, John Street, Yorkshire Street and Cheetham Street. Vehicles will not be affected.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Claremont Road, Bamford, from its junction with Bury Road to its junction with Crowneast Street.  
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday, 10 September 2018 - 4pm, Monday, 8 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
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
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Atkinson Street, Castleton - for its entire length.
  • Birchfield Drive, Castleton - for its entire length.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday, 10 September 2018 - 4pm, Monday, 8 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
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
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Maud Street, from the junction of Eva Street to the junction of Rossall Road.
  • Redcross Street, from the junction of Howard Street to the junction of St Mary's Gate.
  • Waterhouse Street, from the junction of Toad Lane to the junction of Redcross Street.
  • Cromer Street, from the junction of Leamington Street to the junction of Henley Street.
  • Sheriff Street, from the junction of Falinge Road to its end.
  • Rugby Road, from the junction of Acton Street to the junction of Taylor Street.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 4pm, Thursday, 11 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
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
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Castle Avenue - for its entire length.
  • Letchworth Avenue - for its entire length.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 4pm, Thursday, 11 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
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
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Rowan Close, from its junction with Stonehill Close to its end.
  • Savoy Street, from its junction with Edenfield Road to its junction with Viking Street.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 4pm, Thursday, 11 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
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
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Weston Avenue, from a point 100 metres from the junction of Turf Hill Road for a distance of 12 metres in a north westerly direction.
  • Stiups Lane, from its junction with Weston Avenue for a distance of 12 metres in a north easterly direction.
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 17 September 2018 - 8am, Friday, 28 September 2018 as required.
Reason: to install a new gas main.
Alternative routes:
  • The alternative route for vehicles for the Weston Avenue closure will be Broad Lane and Turf Hill Road.
  • The alternative route for vehicles for the Stiups Lane closure will be Ansdell Road and Turf Hill Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Restriction and location: temporary closure of St James Close from its junction with Thornham Lane to the end.  
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Friday, 21 September 2018 - 4pm, Friday, 19 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
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
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Royds Street, from the junction of Elder Street to the junction with Lockhart Street.
  • Elder Street, from its junction with Prince Street to its end.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Friday, 21 September 2018 - 4pm, Friday, 19 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
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
Restriction and location:

  • temporarily prevent vehicles from proceeding along:
    • The Esplanade – from its junction with Manchester Road, St Marys Gate and Dane Street to its junction with Newgate, including the entire enclosed car parking area in front of the Town Hall.
    • St Albans Street, for its entire length.
    • Park Street, from its junction with St Albans Street to its junction with Broadfield Street.
    • Broadfield Stile, for its entire length.
    • Drake Street, from its junction with Castlemere Street to its junction with Suffolk Street.
    • Mere Street, from its junction with Drake Street to its junction with Tweedale Street.
    • William Street, from its junction with Mere Street to its junction with Suffolk Street.
    • Tweedale Street, from its junction with Castlemere Street to its junction with Milkstone Road.
    • Lower Tweedale Street, from its junction with Ann Street to its junction with Milkstone Road.
    • Milkstone Road, from its junction with William Street to its junction with Exeter Street.
    • Miall Street, from its junction with Milkstone Road to its junction with Durham Street.
    • Durham Street, for its entire length.
    • Oldham Road, from its junction with Fishwick Street to its junction with Woodbine Street.
    • Hollingworth Road, for its entire length.
    • Rakewood Road, from its junction with Hollingworth Road to a point 80 metres south of the un-named footpath around Hollingworth Lake rear Lake Bank.
    • Lake Bank, for its entire length.
  • temporarily prohibit pedestrians from proceeding along:
    • Manchester Road, from its junction with the Esplanade to its junction with Drake Street
    • The Esplanade - the south side from its junction with Manchester Road for a distance 100 metres in an easterly direction.
  • temporarily introduce one-way working along:
    • Vicars Drive, from its junction with St Albans Street for the remainder of its length in a northerly direction. Vehicles will not be permitted to travel along Vicars Drive in a southerly direction between Sparrow Hill and Drake Street.
    • Dowling Street, from its junction with Milkstone Road to its junction with Ann Street in an easterly direction. Vehicles will not be permitted to travel in a westerly direction between Ann Street and Milkstone Road.
    • Ann Street, from its junction with Lower Tweedale Street to its junction with Milk Street in a northerly direction. Vehicles will not be permitted to travel in a southerly direction between Milk Street and Lower Tweedale Street.
  • temporarily suspend one-way working along Ann Street, from its junction with Dowling Street to its junction with Lower Tweedale Street in a southerly direction.
  • temporarily suspend one-way working along Milkstone Road, from its junction with William Street to its junction with Devon Street in a southerly direction.
  • temporarily prohibit vehicles from waiting at any time along the Esplanade, both sides, from its junction with Vicars gate to its junction with Newgate, including the entire enclosed car parking area in front of the Town Hall.
  • temporarily suspend those parts of the Borough of Rochdale (Civil Enforcement of Traffic Contraventions) (Various Streets) (Rochdale Township) Order 2008 along those sections of Highway specified in the temporary prohibition of waiting at any time in this order.

Start and finish times:

  • the temporary prohibition of vehicles will be operative on:
    • The Esplanade, including the entire enclosed car parking area in front of the Town Hall: from 6am to 5pm on Sunday, 7 October 2018.
    • St Albans Street, Park Street, Broadfield Stile, Drake Street, Mere Street, William Street, Tweedale Street, Lower Tweedale Street, Milkstone Road, Miall Street and Durham Street: from 9am to 2pm on Sunday, 7 October 2018.
    • Oldham Road: from 9.30am to 11am on Sunday, 7 October 2018.
    • Hollingworth Road, Rakewood Road and Lake Bank: from 10am to 12noon on Sunday, 7 October 2018.
  • The temporary phohibition of pedestrians will be operative from 9am to 2pm on Sunday, 7 October 2018.
  • The temporary introduction and suspension of all one-way working listed above will be operative from 9am to 2pm on Sunday, 7 October 2018.
  • The temporary prohibition of waiting will be operative from 8pm, Saturday, 6 October 2018 to 5pm, Sunday, 7 October 2018.

Reason: to hold the Rochdale Half Marathon 2018.
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
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Belfield Lane, from a point 10 metres east of the junction with Newbold Hall Drive for a distance of 50 metres in an easterly direction.  
Expected start and finish: 10pm, Saturday, 13 October 2018 - 6am, Sunday, 14 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to remove vegetation from the railway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Milnrow Road, Albert Royds Street, Samson Street and Belfield Old Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Middleton: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Middleton
Restriction and location: temporary cycle lane closure:

  • On the east side of Hollin Lane from a point 125 metres north of its junction with Hazelhurst Drive for a distance of 56 metres in a northerly direction.
  • From a point 245 metres north of its junction with Hazelhurst Drive for a distance of 52 metres in a northerly direction.

Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 16 July 2018 - 6pm, Wednesday, 15 January 2020.
Reason: to allow access to a housing development site.
Alternative route: cyclists will still be able to travel down these road using the main areas of the road, not the cycle lanes.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Middleton
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Shawbury Street for its entire length.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am - 4.30pm each day,  Monday, 10 September 2018 - Monday, 8 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Middleton
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • King Street - for its entire length.
  • Wagstaffe Street - for its entire length.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am - 4.30pm each day, Monday, 10 September 2018 - Monday, 8 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Middleton
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Alcester Close - for its entire length.
  • Gloucester Road, from its junction with Warwick Road to its junction with Alcester Close.
  • Cheltenham Green - for its entire length.
  • Archer Park, from its junction with Sefton Road to its junction with Harold Street.
  • Schoolside Lane - for its entire length.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am - 4.30pm each day, Monday, 10 September 2018 - Monday, 8 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Heywood: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Heywood
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Heywood Footpath 117, HeyFp117, from its junction with restricted byway RocARuppl6 and footpath RocAFpl0 at Deans Brow (point A) continuing in a northerly direction for 22 metres (point B) and then proceeding in a generally north north west direction for 1,044 metres to the most southerly corner of Naden Higher Reservoir (point C).

Expected start and finish: 12.01am, Thursday, 26 April 2018 - midnight, Friday, 26 October 2018
Reason: to work on underground cables.
Alternative route: there is no alternative route for pedestrians.
Organised by: Electricity North West.


Area: Heywood
Location: temporary road closure of Livsey Lane, Heywood, from a point 35 metres east of its junction with Dorset Close for the remainer of its length in an easterly direction.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am - 4pm each day from Monday, 10 September 2018 - Monday, 8 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Alternative route: The alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Location: temporary road closure of Miller Street, Heywood, from its junction with Tonge Street to its junction with Starkey Street.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am - 4pm each day from Monday, 10 September 2018 - Monday, 8 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Alternative route: The alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Location: temporary road closure ofHeap Brow, Heywood, from its junction with Bury New Road to its junction with Bury Old Road.
Expected start and finish: 8pm - 6am each day from Monday, 8 October 2018 - Saturday, 13 October 2018 as required.
Reason: as part of our additional £12 million road improvement programme, we're resurfacing the carriageway.
Alternative route: The alternative route for vehicles will be Bury New Road and Bury Old Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Location: temporary road closure of Argyle Street, from its junction with Sutherland Road to its junction with Lochinver Grover.
Expected start and finish: 8am - 5pm each day from Monday, 22 October 2018 - Monday, 12 November 2018 as required.
Reason: as part of our additional £12 million road improvement programme, we're resurfacing the carriageway.
Alternative route: The alternative route for vehicles will be Sutherland Road and Argyle Street. Pedestrian access will not be affected.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Location: temporary road closure of Schofield Street, from its junction with Walton Street to its junction with Hardfield Street.
Expected start and finish: 8am - 5pm each day from Monday, 19 November 2018 - Monday, 3 December 2018 as required.
Reason: as part of our additional £12 million road improvement programme, we're resurfacing the carriageway.
Alternative route: The alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Pennines: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish: ongoing
Work being undertaken: Virgin Media are currently installing new Fibre Broadband in the Pennines 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.

Area: Pennines
Restriction and location: temporary road closure of:

  • Barehill Street, Littleborough - for its entire length.
  • Dearden Street, Littleborough - for its entire length.
  • Newall Street, Littleborough - for its entire length.
  • Redland Close, Littleborough - for its entire length.
  • Victoria Street, Littleborough - from its junction with Hare Hill Road to its junction with Albert Street.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am - 4pm each day from Monday, 17 September 2018 to Monday, 15 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Restriction and location: temporary road closure of:

  • Cedar Lane, Newhey - for its entire length.
  • Cheviot Close, Milnrow - for its entire length.
  • Croft Head Drive, Milnrow - from its junction with Yeoman's Close to its junction with Wildhouse Lane.
  • Sandstone Road, Milnrow - for its entire length.
  • Yeoman's Close, Milnrow - for its entire length.
  • Westward Ho, Milnrow - for its entire length.
  • Newfield View, Milnrow - for its entire length.
  • Weir Road, Milnrow - for its entire length.
  • The Cray, Milnrow - from its junction with Buckley Hill Lane to its junction with Leyfield Road.
  • Willows Lane - for its entire length.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am - 4pm each day from Monday, 17 September 2018 to Monday, 15 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Restriction and location: temporary road closure of:

  • Bank Close, Smithy Bridge - for its entire length.
  • Garden Way, Smithy Bridge - for its entire length.
  • Higher Bank Road, Smithy Bridge - for its entire length.
  • Highlands, Smithy Bridge - for its entire length.
  • Little Clegg Road, Smithy Bridge - for its entire length.
  • Lincoln Drive, Smithy Bridge - for its entire length.
  • Shaftesbury Avenue, Smithy Bridge - for its entire length.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am - 4pm each day from Monday, 17 September 2018 to Monday, 15 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Restriction and location: temporary road closure of:

  • Ditton Mead Close, Smallbridge - for its entire length.
  • Louise Gardens, Smallbridge - for its entire length.
  • Spinners Gardens, Wardle - for its entire length.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am - 4pm each day from Monday, 17 September 2018 to Monday, 15 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Restriction and location: temporary road closure of Turvin Road, from its junction with Halifax Road to the borough boundary.
Expected start and finish: 9am - 2.30pm, Sunday, 23 September 2018.
Reason: to hold the Cragg Challenge 2018.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Halifax Road, Todmorden Road / Rochdale Road, Halifax Road and Burnley Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Restriction and location: temporary road closure of Walmsley Avenue, for its entire length.
Expected start and finish: 9.30am - 4pm, each day from Monday, 24 September 2018 to Friday, 28 September 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Restriction and location: temporary road closure of Cornfield Street, from its junction with Dale Street to its junction with Harmony Street.
Expected start and finish: 6am, Monday, 22 October 2018 to 6pm, Saturday, 27 October 2018.
Reason: to improve drainage in the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Albert Street, Wellington Street and Cornfield Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Restriction and location: temporary road 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.
Expected start and finish: 11pm, Saturday, 27 October 2018 to 6am, Sunday, 28 October 2018.
Reason: to replace the level crossing running rails.
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 and Smithy Bridge Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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