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Roadworks and road closures

Current and planned roadworks.

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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 a retaining wall next to the highway.
Expected start and finish: 7am, Monday, 29 April 2019 - 12midnight, Wednesday, 31 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of one lane of the carriageway for a distance 120 metres west of 1220 Edenfield Road. Traffic will be managed at this point by 2-way temporary traffic lights during this period.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 6am-8pm on weekends from Monday, 22 July 2019 to Sunday, 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of, and prohibition of waiting along:

  • Oldham Road, from its junction with Kingsway to its junction with Durham Street.
  • Kingsway, from its junction with Oldham Road to its junction with Turf Hill Road.

Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 6am-8pm on weekends from Monday, 22 July 2019 to Sunday, 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of, and prohibition of waiting along:

  • Edenfield Road, from its junction with Bagslate Moor Road to its junction with Ings Lane.
  • Bagslate Moor Road, from its junction with Edenfield Road to its junction with Martlett Avenue.
  • Norden Road, from its junction with Martlett Avenue to its junction with Bury and Rochdale Old Road.
  • Ings Lane, from its junction with Edenfield Road to its junction with Rooley Moor Road.
  • Mellor Street, from its junction with Spotland Road to its junction with College Road. 
  • Bury Road, from its junction with Mellor Street to its junction with Sandy Lane.
  • College Road, from its junction with Mellor Street to its junction with St Mary's Gate.

Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 6am-8pm on weekends from Monday, 22 July 2019 to Sunday, 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of, and prohibition of waiting along Milnrow Road, from its junction with Fishwick Street to its junction with Bertha Road.
Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Reason: to replace a gas main in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday, 22 July 2019 - 5.30pm, Monday, 2 September 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Davyhulme Street, from the junction of Halifax Road to a point 10 metres in a westerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Athol Street, Red Lane and Halifax Road. Pedestrian access will not be affected.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Reason: to replace a gas main in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday, 22 July 2019 - 5.30pm, Monday, 2 September 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Cook Street, from the junction of Halifax Road to a point 10 metres in an easterly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Bishop Street, Canon Street and Halifax Road. Pedestrian access will not be affected.
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.


Area: Middleton
Reason: to hold the St Peter's R.C. Church Corpus Christi Procession.
Expected start and finish: 10.30am-12noon on Sunday, 30 June 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the following roads. Pedestrian access won't be affected.

  • Taylor Street from its junction with Victoria Street for the 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.

Alternative route: due to the nature and duration of the event, it's not necessary for an alternative route to be in place.
Organised by: St Peter's R.C. Church.


Area: Middleton
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday, 8 July 2019 - Monday, 22 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Ennerdale Road for its entire length and Rosemount for its entire length. Pedestrian access won't be affected.
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
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday, 8 July 2019 - Monday, 22 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the following roads. Pedestrian access won't be affected.

  • Sefton Road for its entire length.
  • Cheltenham Road for its entire length.
  • Ledbury Close for its entire length.

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
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday, 8 July 2019 - Monday, 22 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Kingsley Road for its entire length and Green Street for its entire length. Pedestrian access won't be affected.
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
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday, 8 July 2019 - Monday, 22 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the following roads. Pedestrian access won't be affected.

  • Cedar Road for its entire length.
  • York Road East for its entire length.
  • York Road West for its entire length.
  • Lincoln Road for its entire length.

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
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday, 8 July 2019 - Monday, 22 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the following roads. Pedestrian access won't be affected.

  • Kingswood Road for its entire length.
  • Kirkstall Road for its entire length.
  • Pershore Road for its entire length.

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
Reason: to replace a manhole cover in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 9am-4pm on Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Wade Street from its junction with Grimshaw Lane to a point 20m south of its junction with Grimshaw Lane. Pedestrian access won't be affected.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Grimshaw Lane, Whitely Drive and Compton Way.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Heywood: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Heywood
Reason: to work on a new housing development.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday, 11 March 2019 - 6pm, Monday, 4 November 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of 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 Cedar Avenue and Furness Avenue.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to repair the pedestrian bridge and allow the safe passage of pedestrians only.
Expected start and finish: 12.01am, Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 11.59pm, Monday, 16 March 2020.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Schofield Street, from its junction with Cowburn Street for a distance of 32 metres in a south-easterly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Walton Street, Manchester Road, Manchester Street, Hardfield Street and Schofield Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to hold the Darn Hill Festival Parade.
Expected start and finish: 11.30am-1.15pm on Saturday, 6 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

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

Alternative route: due to the nature and duration of the event, it is not necessary for alternative routes to be in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday, 5 August 2019 - Monday, 19 August 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Atholl Drive for its entire length.
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.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday, 5 August 2019 - Monday, 19 August 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Arnold Avenue for its entire length.
  • Newhouse Road for its entire length.
  • Schofield Street for its entire length.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday, 5 August 2019 - Monday, 19 August 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Coomassie Street for its entire length.
  • Cartridge Street for its entire length.
  • George Street for its entire length.
  • Unity Crescent for its entire length.
  • Moor Street for its entire length.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
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
Reasonto resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: each day from 7.30am-5pm, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - Sunday, 30 June 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Louise Street, from its junction with Wardle Road to its junction with Louise Close.
Alternative routealternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reasonto resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: each day from 7.30am-5pm, Monday, 1 July 2019 - Friday, 19 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Princess Road, from its junction with Rochdale Road to its junction with Heatley Road.
Alternative routealternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reason: to replace the level crossing running rails across the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 11pm, Saturday, 6 July 2019 - 6am, Sunday, 7 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Smithy Bridge 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 will be 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.


Area: Pennines
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish:

  • Nall Street will be closed from 7.30am-5pm each day from Monday, 8 July 2019 - Friday, 19 July 2019.
  • Edmund Street and New Street will be closed from 7.30am-5pm each day from Monday, 29 July 2019 - Friday, 9 August 2019.

Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Nall Street from its junction with Bridge Street for a distance of 17 metres in a northerly direction.
  • Edmund Street from its junction with Dale Street to its junction with Clifton Street.
  • New Street from its junction with Newhey Road to its junction with Royds Street.

Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reason: to replace the level crossing running rails across the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 12.30am-8.15am on Sunday, 14 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Smithy Bridge 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 will be 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.


Area: Pennines
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-5pm each day from Monday, 15 July 2019 to Friday, 26 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Old Road from its junction with Halifax Road to its junction with Weddle Farm Way.
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
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 9.30-3.30pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday, 15 July 2019 to Sunday, 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Hare Hill Road, from its junction with Calderbrook Road to its junction with Boundary Street.
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
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday, 15 July 2019 to Sunday, 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Kiln Lane, from its junction with Wildhouse Lane to its junction with Alpine Drive.
  • Crossgates Road, from its junction with Smith Hill to its junction with Kiln Lane.
  • Pennine Drive, from its junction with Kiln Lane to its junction with Severn Drive.

Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-5pm each day from Monday, 22 July 2019 to Friday, 2 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Arm Road, from its junction with New Road to its junction with James Street.
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
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-5pm each day from Monday, 22 July 2019 to Monday, 5 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Great Howarth for its entire length.
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
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-5pm each day from Monday, 22 July 2019 to Monday, 5 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Cleggswood Avenue, from its junction with Smithy Bridge Road to its junction with Wood Bank Road.
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
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.3pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday, 22 July 2019 to Monday, 5 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Bentgate Street, from its junction with Bentgate Close to its junction with Whitebeam Close.
  • Sycamore Avenue, for its entire length.
  • Hawthorn Lane, for its entire length.

Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 9.30-3.30pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday, 22 July 2019 to Sunday, 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Wardle Road, from its junction with Kings Grove to its junction with Princess Avenue.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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