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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 will require the use of temporary traffic lights or temporary road closures.

Search for roadworks in Rochdale and across Greater Manchester - view roadworks in a list or on a map.

Rochdale: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Rochdale
Location: to temporarily prohibit pedestrians from:

  • 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: The order is required to facilitate underground cabling works by Electricity North West.
Alternative route: There is no alternative route for pedestrians.


Area: Rochdale
Location:
  • To temporarily prohibit pedestrians from proceeding along the following: 
    • Milton Street, the easterly footway from its junction with Baillie Street to its junction with Smith Street.
    • Smith Street, the northerly footway from its junction with Milton Street to its junction with John Street.
    • John Street, the westerly footway from its junction with Smith Street to a point 100 metres north of its junction with Baillie Street.
  • And to temporarily prohibit traffic from proceeding along the following:
    • Kelsall Street, for its entire length.
    • Acker Street, for its entire length. 
  • And to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Constantine Road for its entire length.
  • And to temporarily suspend the Borough of Rochdale (Baillie Street, Rochdale) (Prohibition of Driving) Order 2013 in that vehicles will be permitted to travel in both directions on Baillie Street between its junctions with Bell Street and Acker Street.
  • And to temporarily introduce one-way working on Baillie Street from its junction with Constantine Road to its junction with Bell Street in that vehicles will be prohibited from travelling in a westerly direction between its junction with Constantine Road to its junction with Bell Street. 

Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 5 March 2018 - 6pm, Thursday, 5 September 2019.
Reason: to facilitate the safe construction of a retail development.
Alternative route: Due to the nature of the temporary orders, it is not necessary for alternative routes to be in place.


Area: Rochdale
Locationto temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Baillie Street from its junction with Milton Street to its junction with John Street.
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 9 April 2018 - 6pm, Tuesday, 8 October 2019.
Reason: to facilitate ground remediation work in relation to the Riverside Development.
Alternative routethe alternative route for vehicles is Milton Street, Smith Street and John Street. 

Area: Rochdale
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along The Strand from a point 240 metres west of the junction of Mornington Road.
Expected start and finish: 8am, Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 6pm, Friday, 29 June 2018.
Reason: to facilitate safe civil engineering works on the highway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Aldwich Road, Daventry Road, Balderstone Road and Mornington Road.


Area: Rochdale
Location: To temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along:

  • Constantine Road for its entire length.
  • Baillie Street from its junction with Bell Street for a distance of 30 metres in an easterly direction.

Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 18 June 2018 to 6pm, Monday, 27 August 2018.
Reason: to facilitate the Rochdale Riverside Development .
Alternative route: The alternative route for pedestrians and cyclists using Constantine Road is Lyceum Passage.


Area: Rochdale
Location
  • To temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along:
    • Haugh Lane for its entire length.
    • Railway Street for its entire length.
    • Huddersfield Road - from its junction with Haugh Lane to its junction with Newhey Road/Shaw Road.
    • Newhey Road for its entire length.
    • Dale Street for its entire length.
    • Station Road for its entire length.
    • Equitable Street for its entire length.
    • Harbour Lane North for its entire length.
    • Bridge Street from its junction with Harbour Lane North to its junction with Dale Street.
  • To temporarily prohibit vehicles from waiting at any time on:
    • Haugh Lane for its entire length.
    • Railway Street - both sides from its junction with Huddersfield Road for a distance of 50 metres in a south-easterly direction.
    • Huddersfield Road - both sides from its junction with Haugh Lane to its junction with Peppermint Close.
    • Newhey Road - the westerly side from the M62 bridge to its junction with New Street.

Expected start and finish:

  • The Prohibition of Vehicles Order will be operative from 12noon-2.30pm, Saturday, 23 June 2018.
  • The Prohibition of Waiting Order will be operative from 10am-2.30pm on Saturday, 23 June 2018.

Reason: to facilitate the safe holding of the Milnrow and Newhey Carnival .
Alternative route: Due to the nature and duration of the event it is not necessary for alternative routes to be in place.
Alternative route: The alternative route for pedestrians and cyclists using Constantine Road is Lyceum Passage.


Area: Rochdale
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along:
  • Lilac Avenue, Newhey - for its entire length.
  • Birch Crescent, Newhey - for its entire length.
  • Harmony Street, Milnrow - for its entire length.
  • Silver Hill, Milnrow - for its entire length.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm, Monday, 9-Thursday, 26 July 2018 as required.
Reason: to facilitate the resurfacing of the carriageway.
Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.


Area: Rochdale
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along:

  • Passmonds Crescent - from the junction of Edenfield Road for its entire length.
  • Primrose Street - from the junction of Spotland Road to the junction of Holmes Street.
  • Meadow View - from the junction of Edenfield Road for its entire length.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday, 9 July 2018-4pm, Friday, 27 July 2018.
Reason: to facilitate the safe resurfacing of the carriageway.
Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.


Area: Rochdale
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along:
  • Stonie Heyes Avenue, Smallbridge - for its entire length.
  • Wesley Close, Smallbridge - for its entire length.
  • Oakcliffe Road, Wardle - for its entire length.
  • Dalton Avenue, Milnrow - for its entire length.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm, Thursday, 12-Sunday, 29 July 2018 as required.
Reason: to facilitate the resurfacing of the carriageway.
Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.


Area: Rochdale
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along:

  • Rake - from Lower Jowkin Lane to the end.
  • Midge Hall Drive - for its entire length.
  • Oulderhill Drive - for its entire length.
  • Southdown Close - from Marland Hill to Law Street.
  • Shaftesbury Drive - for its entire length.
  • Chadwick Hall Road - for its entire length.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm, Thursday, 12-Tuesday, 31 July 2018 as required.
Reason: to facilitate the resurfacing of the carriageway.
Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.


Area: Rochdale
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along: 

  • Rossall Road - from Foxholes Road to Greenbank.
  • Grouse Street - from Industry Road to Cronkeyshaw Road.
  • Duke Street - from Clementia Road to Cronkeyshaw Road.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm, Thursday, 19 July 2018-Wednesday, 1 August 2018 as required.
Reason: to facilitate the resurfacing of the carriageway.
Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.


Area: Rochdale
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Ashmount Drive - from Mizzy Road to Dew Meadows Close.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm, Thursday 19 July 2018-Wednesday, 1 August 2018 as required.
Reason: to facilitate the resurfacing of the carriageway.
Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.


Area: Rochdale
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Snowden Street - from Gerrard Street to Nevis Street.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm, Friday, 20 July 2018-Thursday, 2 August 2018 as required.
Reason: to facilitate the resurfacing of the carriageway.
Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.


Area: Rochdale
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along:

  • Keswick Street - from Manchester Road for its entire length.
  • Kingsland Road - from Crescent Road to Eskdale Avenue.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm, Monday, 23 July 2018-Friday, 3 August 2018 as required.
Reason: to facilitate the resurfacing of the carriageway.
Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.


Middleton: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Middleton
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along:

  • Taylor Street - from its junction with Victoria Street for remainder of its length in a north-westerly direction.
  • Victoria Street - for its entire length.
  • Townley Street - from its junction with Grimshaw Lane to its junction with Oldham Road.
  • Oldham Road - from its junction with Townley Street to its junction with Manchester New Road.
  • Manchester New Road - from its junction with Oldham Road to its junction with Mount Road.
  • Mount Road - from its junction with Manchester New Road to its junction with Kirkway.
  • Kirkway - from its junction with Mount Road to its junction with Grimshaw Lane.

Expected start and finish: 10.30am-12noon, Sunday, 24 June 2018.
Reason: to facilitate the safe passage of the St Peter’s RC Church Corpus Christi Procession.
Alternative route: Due to the nature and duration of the event it is not necessary for alternative routes to be in place.


Heywood: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Heywood
Location: to temporarily prohibit pedestrians from proceeding along 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 facilitate underground cabling works by Electricity North West Limited.
Alternative route: there is no alternative route for pedestrians.


Area: Heywood
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Fox Street from a point one metre south of its junction with Bethel Street to a point one metre north of its junction with Taylor Street. 
Expected start and finish: 7am, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 5pm, Wednesday, 20 June 2018.
Reason: to facilitate the installation of new multi utilities services in the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Taylor Street, Mary Street, Hill Street and will be signed on site.


Area: Heywood
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along: 

  • Tower Street - from a point 10 metres south-west of its junction with Farnworth Street to its junction with St James Street.
  • St James Street - for its entire length.
  • Bridge Street - from its junction with St James Street to its junction with Dawson Street.
  • Dawson Street - for its entire length.
  • Bamford Road - from its junction with Dawson Street to its junction with Market Place.
  • Market Place - for its entire length.
  • L Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way - for its entire length.
  • Hartley Street - for its entire length.
  • York Street - from the junction of Hartley Street to its junction with Market Place.
  • Market Place - from its junction with York Street to its junction with Market Street.
  • Market Street - from Its junction with Market Place to its junction with Bridge Street.
  • Bridge Street - from its junction with Market Place to its junction with James Street.
  • St James Street - for its entire length.
  • Tower Street - from its junction with St James Street for a distance of 100m in a south westerly direction.
  • Hill Street - from its junction with Fox Street to its junction with Market Street.

Expected start and finish: the Order affecting Hill Stret will be operational between 7am-7pm, Saturday, 23 June 2018. The Order affecting the other streets for the parade will be operational between 12noon-3pm, Saturday, 23 June 2018.
Reason: to facilitate the safe holding of the 1940s weekend event, including a parade.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles clockwise is: Fox Street, Brunswick Street, Tower Street, St James Street, Bridge Street and Dawson Street. The alternative route for vehicles anti-clockwise is: Fox Street, Hind Hill Street, Church Street and Market Street. Due to the nature and duration of the parade it is not necessary for alternative routes to be in place for this.

Area: Heywood
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along: 

  • Argyle Street - from its easterly junction with Sutherland Road to its westerly junction with Sutherland Road.
  • Gordon Way - for its entire length.
  • Argyle Parade - for its entire length.
  • Sutherland Road - from its easterly junction with Argyle Street to its westerly junction with Argyle Street. 

Expected start and finish: 12noon-6pm, Saturday, 7 July 2018.
Reason: to facilitate the safe holding of the Darn Hill Festival Parade .
Alternative route: due to the nature and duration of the event it is not necessary for alternative routes to be in place.


Area: Heywood
Location: to temporarily prohibit vechiles from proceeding along: 

  • Wilton Grove for its entire length.
  • Lorraine Close for is entire length. 

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day, Monday, 9 July 2018-Friday, 20 July 2018 as required.
Reason: to facilitate the resurfacing of the carriageway .
Alternative route: The alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.


Area: Heywood
Location: to temporarily prohibit vechiles from proceeding along: 

  • Cowburn Street for its entire length.
  • Kirkstall Avenue for is entire length. 
  • Whitby Avenue for its entire length.
  • Hill Street for its entire length.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm each day, Monday, 9 July 2018-Friday, 20 July 2018 as required.
Reason: to facilitate the resurfacing of the carriageway .
Alternative route: The alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.


Area: Heywood
Location: to temporarily prohibit vechiles from proceeding along: 

  • Hillcrest Avenue for its entire length.
  • Argyle Street for is entire length. 
  • Higher Lomax Lane for its entire length.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm each day, Monday, 9 July 2018-Friday, 20 July 2018 as required.
Reason: to facilitate the resurfacing of the carriageway .
Alternative route: The alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.


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
Location: to temporarily prohibit pedestrians from proceeding along Littleborough Footpath 302, LitFp302, from its junction with Littleborough Footpath 313, LitFp313, and Littleborough Footpath 317, LitFp317, located approximately 180 metres east south east from properties known as Timbercliffe and running in a north easterly direction for its entire length to its junction with Littleborough Footpath 300, LitFp300, and Littleborough Footpath 303, LitFp303, located approximately 170 metres south west of the property known as Leach Farm.
Expected start and finish: 8am, Thursday, 22 February 2018 - midnight, Wednesday, 22 August 2018.
Reason: to facilitate works to install a below ground sheet pile wall along the length of embarkment at the southern end of Upper Chelburn Reservoir.
Alternative route: the alternative route for pedestrians is from its junction with Littleborough Footpath 313, LitFp313, and Littleborough Footpath 317, LitFp317, at E395045, located approximately 180 metres east south east from properties known as Timbercliffe along Littleborough Footpath 317, LitFp317, and Littleborough Footpath 318, LitFp318, for the entire length to Longley Hey Farm and then in a north easterly direction and then in a northerly direction along Littleborough Footpath 303, LitFp303, for its entire length to its junction with Littleborough Footpath 300 and 302, LitFp300 and LitFp302, located approximately 170 metres south west of the property known as Leach Farm.


Area: Pennines
Location: to temporarily prohibit pedestrians from proceeding along part of Littleborough Footpath 283, LitFp283, from its junction with Todmorden Footpath 148, TodFp148, and Todmorden Footpath 152, TodFp152, located approximately 545 metres east north east from a property known as Calf Lee and running in a generally south easterly direction for approximately 400 metres to its junction with Littleborough Footpath 283, LitFp283, located approximately 847 metres east of the property known as Calf Lee.
Expected start and finish: 8am, Thursday, 22 February 2018 - midnight, Wednesday, 22 August 2018.
Reason: to facilitate works to reduce the risk of failure by seepage of water through the embankment and foundation at Warland Reservoir.
Alternative route: the alternative route for pedestrians is from its junction with Todmorden Footpath 148, TodFp148. and Todmorden Footpath 152, TodFp152, located approximately 545 metres east north east from a property known as Calf Lee and running in a north-north-westerly direction along Todmorden Footpath 152, TodFp152, then joining Todmorden Footpath 200, TodFp200, for approximately 180 metres to its junction with Todmorden Footpath 153, TodFp153, and then following TodFp153 in a south easterly direction for approximately 1,300 metres before turning in a south westerly direction between Warland Reservoir and Light Hazzles Reservoir for a distance of 600 metres to its junction with Littleborough Footpath 283, LitFp283, and vice versa.  


Area:  Pennines
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along: 

  • Walmsley Avenue, Smithy Bridge - for its entire length.
  • Regent Street, Littleborough - from its junction with Brown Street to its junction with Wellington Street.
  • Brown Street, Littleborough - from its junction with Victoria Street to its junction with Regent Street.
  • Ferrand Road, Littleborough - for its entire length.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day, Monday, 9-Thursday, 26 July 2018 as required..
Reason: to facilitate the resurfacing of the carriageway.
Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.

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