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Find out about the road repairs and improvements planned to take place across the borough


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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 Traffic England website.

Rochdale: temporary local road closures and restrictions

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 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 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: 12 noon, Tuesday, 2 February 2021–4.30pm, Monday, 23 August 2021.
Reason: to repair a subsiding carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Dell Road:

  • From a point 958 metres in a southerly direction from its junction with Market Street for a distance of 100 metres in a southerly direction.
  • From a point 673 metres in a northerly direction from its junction with Shawclough Road for a distance of 75 metres in a northerly direction.

Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be Market Street, Shawclough Road and Dell Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 1am, Tuesday, 23 March 2021–1am, Tuesday, 13 April 2021.
Reason: to repair a water leak in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Milkstone Road, from its junction with Station Road to its junction with Miall Street.
Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles is Station Road, Maclure Road, Drake Street, Milnrow Road and Oldham Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 11pm, Wednesday, 7 April 2021–11pm, Wednesday, 28 April 2021.
Reason: to repair a water leak in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Rooley Moor Road, from a point 75 metres north of its junction with Wycherley Road for a distance of 20 metres in a south westerly direction.
Alternative routes: there are no alternative routes for vehicles.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am–6pm, Sunday, 18 April 2021.
Reason: to install new telecommunications equipment in the highway verge.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the northbound slip road from Edinburgh Road onto the A627(M).
Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be Edinburgh Way in a south-easterly direction, Queensway and Edinburgh Way in a north-westerly direction.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am–5pm, Sunday, 25 April 2021.
Reason: for essential electric mains repairs in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the mandatory cycle lane on Mellor Street, from a point 76 metres north of its junction with Bridgefold Road for a distance of 30 metres in a northerly direction.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday, 19 April 2021–5pm, Sunday, 16 May 2021.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Regent Street, for its entire length.
Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on site when the restrictions are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 9.30am–3pm, Monday, 17 May 2021.
Reason: to replace a sewer manhole cover.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Clay Lane, from a point 5 metres south of its junction with Newhouse Crescent for a distance of 10 metres.
Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be along Newhouse Crescent.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Saturday, 19 June 2021–5.30pm, Sunday, 20 June 2021
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Red Lane, from its junction with Halifax Road for a distance of 404 metres in a north-westerly direction.
  • Temporary suspension of waiting at any time on both sides of Red Lane, from its junction with Halifax Road to its junction with Blanche Street. 

Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be Halifax Road, Yorkshire Street and Regent Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 10pm, Saturday, 19 June 2021–5am, Sunday, 20 June 2021.
Reason: to inspect the railway bridge.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Milnrow Road, from the junction of Fishwick Street to a point 80 metres in a westerly direction.
Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be Drake Street, Manchester Road, Edinburgh Road, Queensway, Kingsway and Milnrow Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 12.30am–5.30am, Monday, 21 June 2021.
Reason: to inspect a waste water manhole chamber in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Drake Street, from a point 5 metres south of its junction of South Parade for a distance of 20 metres in a southerly direction.
Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be South Parade, Newgate, St Mary's Gate, John Street, Molesworth Street, Milnrow Road and Drake Street.
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: 7.30am–5.30pm each day, Saturday, 3 April 2021–Sunday, 18 April 2021.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Waverley Road, for its entire length.
Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be Nowell Road and Rochdale Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 8am–5pm each day, Monday, 5 April 2021–Friday, 16 April 2021.
Reason: to carry out essential maintenance work on the railway bridge.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Baytree Lane, from a point 30 metres south east of its junction with Fern Close for a distance of 90 metres in a south westerly direction.
Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be Baytree Lane, Mills Hill Road and Oldham Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 5 April 2021–6pm, Monday, 19 April 2021.
Reason: to install and connect a new sewer.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Threlkeld Road, from its junction with Bowness Road to its junction with Threlkeld Close.
Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be Bowness Road and Windermere Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 7am, Monday, 12 April 2021–7pm, Friday, 23 April 2021.
Reason: to enable access for vehicles and plant to carry out essential maintenance on the electricity pylon.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the footpath between 1 and 2 Chale Drive, for its entire length.
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: 8am, Monday, 8 February 2021–6pm, Monday, 1 August 2022.
Reason: to facilitate construction work to widen the road.
Restriction and location:

  • Prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Hareshill Road, from its junction with Hill Top Road, for a distance of 670 metres in a south easterly direction.
  • Vehicles exceeding 18 tonnes will be able to travel along Hareshill Road for a distance of 1,092 metres in a north-westerly direction.
  • Vehicles wider than 7 feet, 6 inches will be permitted to travel along Hareshill Road from its junction with Manchester Road to a point 60 metres north-west of its junction with Manchester Road. 

Alternative routes:

  • To access Hareshill Road from Manchester Road: Manchester Road, Manchester Street, Church Street, LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Market Place, Market Street, Bridge Street and Pilsworth Road.
  • To access Hareshill Road from Pilsworth Road: Pilsworth Road, Bridge Street, Dawson Street, Bamford Road, Market Place, LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Church Street, Manchester Street and Manchester Road.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday, 19 April 2021–5.30pm, Friday, 23 April 2021.
Reason: to enable works vehicles to park to disconnect an existing service.
Restriction and location: temporary prohibition of waiting on the north side of Bridge Street, from a point 40 metres east of its junction with Collinge Street for a distance of 56 metres in an easterly direction.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Pennines: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish: 11.30pm, Saturday, 8 May 2021–5.30am, Sunday, 9 May 2021.
Reason: to maintain 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 is 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.


Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish: 7pm–7am each night, Saturday, 19 June 2021–Sunday, 25 July 2021.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location:

 

  • Temporary one-way working of Halifax Road southbound, from its junction with Albert Royds Street to a point 635 metres in a southerly direction. Northbound vehicles won't be affected.
  • Temporary suspension of waiting at any time on both sides of Halifax Road, from its junction with Albert Royds Street to its junction with Entwisle Road.

Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles is Albert Royds Street, Milnrow Road, Molesworth Street, John Street and Yorkshire Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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