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Roadworks and road closures

Current and planned roadworks.

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Our programmed road improvement schemes

We've different programmes to improve the 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 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. 

Customising the map: select the 'filter' button, at the top left of the map, where you can zoom to a particular area, select a start date, select the anticipated impact in terms of traffic disruption and more.

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

Roadworks on motorways: check for roadworks and traffic congestion on the motorways on the Highways England website.

Rochdale: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to repair damage after a landslip.
Expected start and finish: midnight, Monday, 7 January 2019 - midnight, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 as required when weather is permitting.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Ashworth Road from a point 170 metres east of Black Dad Lane.
Alternative route: the alternative route will be clearly signed when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Reason: to allow the connection of a new waste water system in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 07.30am, Monday, 4 February 2019 - 6pm, Friday, 1 March 2019
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Smith Street, from a point 50 meters west of its junction with Molesworth Street  for a distance of  20 meters  in a westerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for traffic will be signed on site.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Middleton: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Middleton
Reason: to allow access to a housing development site.
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 16 July 2018 - 6pm, Wednesday, 15 January 2020.
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.

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.


Heywood: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Heywood
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: work is expected to take place:

  • 7pm, Sunday, 27 January 2019 - 6am, Monday, 28 January 2019
  • 7pm, Sunday, 3 February 2019 - 6am, Monday, 4 February 2019
  • 7pm, Sunday 10 February 2019 - 6am, Monday, 11 February 2019

Restriction and location: temporary closure of Bradshaw Street for its entire length.
Alternative route: there is no alternative route for vehicles. Access will be provided to businesses if required and safe to do so. Pedestrian access won't be affected.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to demolish and rebuild a chamber in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 6pm, Friday, 15 February 2019 - 6pm, Sunday, 24 February 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary no waiting along both sides of Argyle Street from a point 24 metres west of its junction with Melton Street to a point 15 metres west of its junction with Pilsworth Road.
Alternative route: the order will be in use in the locations and at the times required as indicated by cones placed on the highway.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to facilitate works to a new housing development.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday, 11 March 2019 - 6pm, Monday, 4 November 2019.
Restriction and location: temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Claybank Street from a point 32 metres east of its junction with Cedar Avenue for a distance of 105 metres in an easterly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is via Cedar Avenue and Furness Avenue.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to replace a frame and cover in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 8pm-10pm, Monday, 25 March 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Moor Street from a point 86 metres south of its junction with Bury Street for a distance of 30 metres in a southerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Bury Street, Rose Hill Street and Regent Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to replace a frame and cover in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7am-10am, Sunday, 31 March 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary one-way working and temporary prohibition of right and left turn:

  • Introduce one-way working in a northerly direction along Pilsworth Road, from its junction with Margaret Street to its junction with Bridge Street in so far as vehicles will not be permitted to travel along Pilsworth Road in a southerly direction from its junction with Bridge Street to its junction with Margaret Street.
  • Prohibit vehicles from undertaking a right turn manoeuvre from Pilsworth Road onto Bridge Street,
  • Prohibit vehicles from undertaking a right turn manoeuvre from Bridge Street onto Pilsworth Road,
  • Prohibit vehicles from undertaking a left turn manoeuvre from Bridge Street onto Pilsworth Road.

Alternative route: the following alternative routes can be used:

  • The alternative route for vehicles travelling along Pilsworth Road in a northerly direction and wishing to turn right onto Bridge Street is via Bridge Street, Peel Street, Cherwell Avenue, Bank Top Street, West Starkey Street, Bamford Road and Market Street.
  • The alternative route for vehicles travelling along Bury Street in a easterly direction and wishing to turn right onto Pilsworth Road is via Peel Street, Cherwell Avenue, Bank Top Street, West Starkey Street, Bamford Road, Market Street, Bridge Street, Bury Street, Bury New Road, Heap Brow and Moss Hall Road or alternatively via Bridge Street, Dawson Street, Bamford Road, Market Street, Bridge Street, Bury Street, Bury New Road, Heap Brow and Moss Hall Road.
  • The alternative route for vehicles travelling along Bridge Street in a westerly direction and wishing to turn left onto Pilsworth Road is via Bridge Street, Bury Street, Bury New Road, Heap Brow and Moss Hall Road.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to clean and survey a sewer in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 8.30am-3.30pm, Sunday, 5 May 2019.
Restriction and location: temporarily closure of:

  • Queens Park Road – from its junction with Holland Street for a distance of 17 metres in a northerly direction.
  • Willow Street – from its junction with Queens Park Road for a distance of 5 metres in a easterly direction.

Alternative route: the following alternative routes can be used:

  • The alternative route for vehicles using Queens Park Road is York Street, Market Place, Bamford Road and Starkey Street.
  • The alternative route for vehicles using Willow Street is John Street, Hardman Street, Queens Park Road, York Street, Market Place, Bamford Road and Starkey Street.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to facilitate drainage improvement works.
Expected start and finish: 9.30am, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - 6pm, Saturday, 1 June 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary one-way working and temporary prohibition of right and left turn:

  • Introduce one-way working in a southerly direction along Middleton Road, from its junction with Sycamore Avenue for a distance of 79 metres in a southerly direction in so far as vehicles will not be permitted to travel along Middleton Road in a northerly direction from its junction with Coronation Avenue/Middleton Road Roundabout to its junction with Sycamore Avenue,
  • Introduce one-way working in an easterly direction along Glamis Avenue from its northerly junction with Middleton Road for a distance of 12 metres in so far as vehicles will not be permitted to travel along Glamis Avenue in a westerly direction from a point 12 metres east of its junction with Middleton Road to its junction with Middleton Road,
  • Prohibit vehicles from undertaking a left turn manoeuvre from Coronation Avenue/Middleton Road Roundabout onto Middleton Road in a northerly direction,
  • Prohibit vehicles from undertaking a right turn manoeuvre from Glamis Avenue (its northerly junction with Middleton Road) onto Middleton Road.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles travelling along Middleton Road in a northerly direction and wishing to continue over the Coronation Avenue/Middleton Road Roundabout onto Middleton Road is via Coronation Avenue and Manchester Road.

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
Reason: for the protection of the public while work is undertaken on the new housing development.
Expected start and finish: 8am-5pm, each day from Monday, 26 November 2018 - Monday, 25 November 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of unnamed footpath from Bramhall Close to Elizabethan Way, from Elizabethan Way for a distance of 46 metres in a north westerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for pedestrians and cyclists will be clearly signed when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reason: to install apparatus associated with traffic signal upgrade.
Expected start and finish: 11pm-6am, each day from Monday, 18 February 2019 - Saturday, 23 February 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Church Street from its junction with Canal Street to its junction with Todmorden Road.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is via Church Street, Featherstall Road, New Road, Smithy Bridge Road, Lake Bank, Hollingworth Road and Canal Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reasonto connect a new gas supply from the existing gas main located in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm every day, Monday, 11 March 2019 - Wednesday, 13 March 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Ogden Lane from its junction with Lane Bottom for a distance of 80 metres in a north westerly direction, outside property number 3.
Alternative routethere will be no alternative route for vehicles during the times the closure is in operation.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reasonto replace the level crossing running rails across the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 12.20am-8.20am, Sunday, 17 March 2019.
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 routethe 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.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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