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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. 

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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
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • 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: to undertake some underground cabling work.
Alternative route: there is no alternative route for pedestrians.
Organised by: Electricity North West. 


Area: Rochdale
Restriction and location: temporary closure of St James Close from its junction with Thornham Lane to the end.  
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Friday, 21 September 2018 - 4pm, Friday, 19 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Royds Street, from the junction of Elder Street to the junction with Lockhart Street.
  • Elder Street, from its junction with Prince Street to its end.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Friday, 21 September 2018 - 4pm, Friday, 19 October 2018 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Bolton Road from the junction of Manchester Road slip road to a point 100 metres in an easterly direction along Bolton Road.
  • Lanes on north and south side of the carriageway on Bolton Road from junction of Manchester Road to a point 100 metres in an easterly direction along Bolton Road.

Expected start and finish: 4pm-midnight, Saturday, 3 November 2018 and Sunday, 4 November 2018 and 7pm-7am every night between Monday, 5 November 2018 - Wednesday, 7 November 2018. 
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Manchester Road, Edinburgh Way and Edinburgh Way roundabout junction Queensway.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Woodhouse Lane, from its junction with Shawfield Lane for a distance of 45 metres in a north westerly direction.
Expected start and finish: 7am-2pm, Sunday, 11 November 2018
Reason: to hold the Remembrance Day memorial service.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Shawfield Lane, Edenfield Road and Woodhouse Lane.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Albert Royds Street from a point 30 metres south of the junction with Reservoir Street for a distance of 20 metres in a northerly direction.
Expected start and finish: 8am, Sunday, 25 November 2018 - 7am, Monday, 26 November 2018
Reason: to repair the waste water sewer in the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Albert Royds Street, Milnrow Road, John Street, Yorkshire Street and Halifax Road.
Organised by: United Utilities.


Middleton: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Middleton
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.

Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 16 July 2018 - 6pm, Wednesday, 15 January 2020.
Reason: to allow access to a housing development site.
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
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:
  • Park Road for its entire length
  • Long Street, from its junction with the Assheton Way, Eastway, Long Street and Market Street roundabout to its junction with Manchester New Road
  • Manchester New Road, from its junction with Long Street to its junction with the Middleton Way and Oldham Road roundabout
  • Middleton Way and Oldham Road roundabout for its entire circumference
  • Middleton Way, both sides for its entire length
  • Manchester Old Road and Middleton Way roundabout for its entire circumference
  • Manchester Old Road from the Manchester Old Road and Middleton Way roundabout to the Garden of Remembrance

Expected start and finish: 10am-midday, Sunday, 11 November 2018.
Reason: to hold the Middleton Remembrance Sunday Parade.
Alternative route: due to the nature and duration of the event, it's not necessary for alternative routes to be in place
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Heywood: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Heywood
Restriction and location: temporary closure of 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 work on underground cables.
Alternative route: there is no alternative route for pedestrians.
Organised by: Electricity North West.


Area: Heywood
Location: temporary road closure of Argyle Street, from its junction with Sutherland Road to its junction with Lochinver Grove.
Expected start and finish: 8am - 5pm each day from Monday, 22 October 2018 - Monday, 12 November 2018 as required.
Reason: as part of our additional £12 million road improvement programme, we're resurfacing the carriageway.
Alternative route: The alternative route for vehicles will be Sutherland Road and Argyle Street. Pedestrian access will not be affected.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Location: temporary road closure of Claybank Street, from its junction with Cedar Avenue for a distance of 137 metres in an easterly direction.
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday, 29 October 2018 to 5pm, Monday, 5 November 2018.
Reason: to install new drainage connections in the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Cedar Avenue and Furness Avenue.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Restriction and location:

  • temporarily prevent vehicles from proceeding along:
    • Tower Street – from its junction with School Street to its junction with Brunswick Street.
    • St James Street – for its entire length.
    • Bridge Street – from its junction with St James Street to its junction with Market Street.
    • Market Street – for its entire length.
    • Market Place - from its junction with Market Street to its junction with L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way.
    • L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way – for its entire length,
    • Hind Hill Street – from its junction with L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way to its junction with Pine Street.
    • Pine Street - for its entire length.
    • Hornby Street – from its junction with Pine Street to its junction with Church Street.
    • Church Street – from its junction with Hornby Street to its junction with L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way.
    • York Street - from its junction with Queens Park Road to its junction with Market Place.
    • Bamford Road – from its junction with Dawson Street to its junction with Market Place.
  • temporarily prohibit vehicles from waiting on:
    • Hind Hill Street – both sides from its junction with Market Place to its junction with Pine Street.

Start and finish times:

  • The Prohibition of Waiting Order will be operative from 6am to 12noon on Sunday, 11 November 2018.
  • The Temporary Prohibition of Vehicles Order will be operative from 10am to 12noon on Sunday, 11 November 2018.

Reason: to hold the Heywood Remembrance Sunday parade.
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
Location and restriction: temporary road closure of the following roads, at certain times of the day:

  • L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way - for its entire length. This road will be closed from 3.30pm-6pm on Saturday, 17 November 2018.
  • Tower Street - from its junction with School Street to its junction with Brunswick Street. This road and all the following roads in this list will be closed from 4pm-5pm on Saturday, 17 November 2018 to hold the parade.
  • St James Street - for its entire length.
  • Garden Street - from a point 1 metre north of Bridge Street to its junction with Bridge Street.
  • Bridge Street - from its junction with St James Street to its junction with Market Street.
  • Market Street - for its entire length.
  • Market Place - for its entire length.
  • Hind Hill Street - from its junction with Bow Lane to its junction with L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way.
  • York Street - from its junction with Queens Park Road to its junction with Market Place.
  • Bamford Road - from its junction with Dawson Street to the junction of Market Place.

Expected start and finish: 3.30pm-6.00pm, Saturday, 17 November 2018.
Reason: to hold the Heywood Christmas Festival and Parade.
Alternative routes:

  • The alternative route for vehicles for L/Cpl Stephen Shaw Way will be York Street and Hartley Street.
  • The alternative route for vehicles during the parade will be Hartley Street, York Street, Queens Park Road, Bury and Rochdale Old Road, Bamford Road, West Starkey Street, Bank Top Street, Cherwell Avenue and Peel Street.

Pedestrian access will not be affected.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Location: temporary road closure of Schofield Street, from its junction with Walton Street to its junction with Hardfield Street.
Expected start and finish: 8am-5pm each day from Monday, 19 November 2018 - Monday, 3 December 2018 as required.
Reason: as part of our additional £12 million road improvement programme, we're resurfacing the carriageway.
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.


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
Restriction and location: temporary road closure of Cornfield Street, from its junction with Dale Street to its junction with Harmony Street.
Expected start and finish: 6am, Monday, 22 October 2018 to 6pm, Saturday, 27 October 2018.
Reason: to improve drainage in the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Albert Street, Wellington Street and Cornfield Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Restriction and location: temporary road 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.
Expected start and finish: 11pm, Saturday, 27 October 2018 to 6am, Sunday, 28 October 2018.
Reason: to replace the level crossing running rails.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Smithy Bridge Road, Milnrow Road (Littleborough), Wildhouse Lane, Kiln Lane, Bridge Street, Rochdale Road, Milnrow Road (Rochdale), Albert Royds Street, Halifax Road and Smithy Bridge Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Kiln Lane from its junction with Bridge Street to its junction with Crossgates Road.
Expected start and finish: 7.30pm-6am every night Monday, 5 November 2018 - Friday, 9 November 2018.
Reason: to repair the structure of the carriageway.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Bridge Street, Rochdale Road, Albert Royds Street, Halifax Road, Smithy Bridge Road, Milnrow Road and Wildhouse Lane.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Restriction and location: temporary road closure of:

  • Harmony Street - from its junction with Moorland Avenue to its junction with Cornfield Street.
  • Cornfield Street - from its junction with Harmony Street to its junction with Dale Street.
  • Dale Street - from its junction with Cornfield Street to its junction with Newhey Road.
  • Newhey Road - from its junction with Dale Street to its junction with the entrance to the John Milne Public House.

Expected start and finish: 10am - 12noon, Sunday, 11 November 2018.
Reason: to hold the Milnrow Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade.
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: Pennines
Restriction and location:

  • temporary closure of:
    • Hare Hill Road, from its junction with Lyndale Drive to its junction with Church Street.
    • Church Street, from its junction with Hare Hill Road to its junction with Todmorden Road.
    • Station Road, from its junction with Church Street to its junction with Railway Street.
    • Peel Street, from its junction with Station Road to its junction with Morgan Street.
  • temporarily prohibit waiting at any time along:
    • Station Road, both sides from its junction with Church Street to its junction with Railway Street.
    • Peel Street, both sides from its junction with Station Road to its junction with Morgan Street.
    • Church Street, the north side from a point 28 metres east of its junction with Hare Hill Road for a distance of 12 metres in an easterly direction.
    • Hare Hill Road, both sides from its junction with Lyndale Drive for a distance of 125 metres in a south easterly direction.

Expected start and finish:

  • the temporary road closure will be operative from 10am - 12.30pm, Sunday, 11 November 2018.
  • the temporary prohibition of waiting order will be operative from 8am - 12.30pm, Sunday, 11 November 2018
Reason: to hold the Littleborough Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade.
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: Pennines
Restriction and location: temporary road closure of:

  • Ramsden Road - from its junction with Wardle Fold to its junction with Wardle Road.
  • Wardle Road - from its junction with Kings Grove to its junction with Ramsden Road.

Expected start and finish: 1.30pm - 4pm, Sunday, 11 November 2018.
Reason: to hold the Wardle Remembrance Sunday Parade.
Alternative route:

  • The closure of Ramsden Road will be a rolling closure from Wardle Road to Birch Road, so it is not necessary for alternative routes to be in place.
  • The alternative route for the closure of Wardle Road is Ramsden Road, Birch Road and Halifax Road.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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