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Roadworks and road closures

Current and planned roadworks.

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Our programmed road improvement schemes for 2017-18

We're spending £3.2 million to improve roads across the borough of Rochdale.


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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.

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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, Monday, 14 May 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
Location: to temporarily:

  • Prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Baillie Street East from a point 40 metres west of its junction with George Street for the remainder of its length in an easterly direction.
  • Suspend the Borough of Rochdale (John Street, Rochdale) (Reserved Bus Lane) (24 hour) Order 2006.

Expected start and finish: 8am, Tuesday, 3 April, 2018 - 6pm, Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Reason: to facilitate gas diversion works.
Alternative route: due to the nature of the temporary traffic order, it is not necessary for any 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 and from waiting at any time along the following:        
  • Yorkshire Street, from its junction with John Street to its junction with South Parade.
  • South Parade, from its junction with Yorkshire Street to its junction with The Esplanade.
  • The Esplanade, from its junction with South Parade to its junction with Vicar’s Gate.
  • The Town Hall Square (front), The Esplanade, the entire enclosed car parking area.
  • The Town Hall Square (rear), the entire car parking area.
  • Vicar's Gate, for it's entire length. 

Expected start and finish:

  • Prohibition of Vehicles on Yorkshire Street, South Parade, The Esplanade, Town Hall Square (front), entire enclosed car parking area and Vicars Gate, 9.30am-midday, Saturday, 28 April 2018
  • Prohibition of Vehicles on The Town Hall Square (rear), 9.30am-2pm, Saturday, 28 April 2018
  • Prohibition of Waiting on The Esplanade, The Town Hall Square (front), The Esplanade, entire enclosed car parking area and Vicars Gate, 12.01am-midday, Saturday, 28 April 2018
  • Prohibition of Waiting on The Town Hall Square (rear), 12.01am-2pm, Saturday 28 April 2018
  • Prohibition of Waiting on Yorkshire Street, 6am-11.30am, Saturday, 28 April 2018

Reason: to facilitate the safe holding of the Fusilier 50 Freedom Parades 2018.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles on The Esplanade is Newgate, St. Mary's Gate, The Esplanade and vice versa. Due to the nature and duration of the parade, it is not necessary for any other alternative routes to be in place.


Area: Rochdale
Location: to create a one-way working in a southerly direction which will temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Oldham Road from a point 50 metres north of its junction with Queensway to a point one metre north of its junction with Queensway. Traffic will not be allowed to proceed in a northerly direction between these 2 points.
Expected start and finish: 8am-5pm, Sunday, 20 May 2018.
Reason: to facilitate telecommunications infrastructure works on the highway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Kingsway, Milnrow Road and Oldham Road.

Middleton: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Middleton
Location: to temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Mosedale Road from a point 70 metres south of its junction with Falcon Drive for the remainder of its length in a northerly direction.
Expected start and finish: 8am, Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 6pm, Thursday, 31 May 2018
Reason: to facilitate the safe installation of a new sewer and to facilitate the safe reconstruction of the carriageways.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Newton Crescent, Gale Drive and Mosedale Road.  


Area: Middleton
Locationto temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along:

  • Church Brow, from its junction with St Leonard's Street to its junction with Long Street.  
  • Long Street, from its junction with Church Brow to its junction with Durnford Street.
  • Durnford Street, from its junction with Long Street to its junction with Rectory Street.  
  • Rectory Street, from its junction with Durnford Street to its junction with Wood Street.
  • Wood Street, from its junction with Rectory Street to Middleton Gardens.

Expected start and finish: 2pm-4.30pm, Sunday, 22 April 2018.
Reason: to facilitate the safe passage of the Middleton St George’s Day Parade.
Alternative route: due to the nature and duration of the parade, it is not necessary for an alternative route to be in place.


Area: Middleton
Location: to temporarily:
  • Prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Heywood Old Road, Middleton from its junction with the un-named access road to Lancashire Health Club off Heywood Old Road to its junction with Whittle Lane.
  • Suspend the Rochdale Borough Council 'Hareshill Road, Whittle Lane, Moss Hall Road, Heywood’ Weight Restriction Order 2000 from a point 686 metres north-west of its junction with Heywood Old Road for a distance of 832 metres in a north-westerley direction, in such a way that vehicles exceeding 18 tonnes will be permitted to proceed along Whittle Lane and Moss Road.

Expected start and finish: 10.30am-2.30pm, Sunday, 6 May 2018.
Reason: to facilitate the safe holding of the Tour de Manc Sportive Event 2018.
Alternative route:

  • The alternative route for vehicles wishing to travel south along Heywood Old Road is Whittle Lane, Moss Hall Road, Pilsworth Road, Bridge Street, Dawson Street, Market Place, Stephen Shaw M.C Way, Church Street, Manchester Street, Manchester Road, Coronation Avenue, Middleton Road, Hollin Lane, Rochdale Road, Long Street, Assheton Way, Oldham Road, Manchester Old Road and Heywood Old Road.
  • The alternative route for vehicles wishing to travel north along Heywood Old Road is Manchester Old Road, Oldham Road, Assheton Way, Long Street, Rochdale Road, Hollin Lane, Middleton Road, Coronation Avenue and Heywood Old Road.

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

  • Clarke Brow, from its junction with High Street to its junction with New Lane.
  • New Lane, from its junction with Long Street to its junction with Union Street.

Expected start and finish: 10am-7.30pm, Monday, 7 May 2018.
Reason: to facilitate the safe celebration of Middleton May Day.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Long Street, Market Place, Lodge Street, Boarshaw Road and Bardsley Street.


Heywood: temporary local road closures and restrictions

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

  • Hardfield Street (start), from its junction with Harwood Park Primary School car park to its junction with Hornby Street.
  • Hornby Street, from its junction with Hardfield Street to its junction with King Street.
  • King Street, from its junction with Hornby Street to its junction with Mount Street.
  • Mount Street, from its junction with King Street to its junction with Manchester Street.
  • Manchester Street, from its junction with Mount Street to its junction with Church Street.
  • Church Street, from its junction with Manchester Street to its junction with L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way.
  • L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, from its junction with Church Street to its junction with Market Place.
  • Market Place, from its junction with L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way to is junction with Taylor Street.
  • Taylor Street, from its Market Place to is junction with Mary Street.
  • Mary Street, from its junction with Taylor Street to is junction with Hind Hill Street.
  • Hind Hill Street, from its junction with Mary Street to its junction with King Street.
  • King Street, from its Hind Hill Street to is junction with Hornby Street.
  • Hornby Street, from its junction with King Street to its junction with Hardfield Street.
  • Hardfield Street to Harwood Park School car park (finish).

Expected start and finish: 2pm-4.30pm, Sunday, 22 April 2018
Reason: to facilitate the safe passage of the Heywood St George's Day Parade.
Alternative route: due to the nature and duration of the parade, it is not necessary for alternative routes to be in place.


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.


Pennines: temporary local road closures and restrictions

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 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, 12 May 2018 - 6am, Sunday, 13 May 2018.
Reason: to facilitate level crossing signal and telecommunications testing.   
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 and Halifax Road.  


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