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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

There are currently no planned roadworks in the Rochdale township.


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 construct the new railway station access.
Expected start and finish: 8am, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - Tuesday, 4 February 2020.
Restriction and location:

  • Prohibition of pedestrians from proceeding along the southerly footway of Oldham Road, from a point 90 metres west of its junction with Mills Hill Road for a distance of 80 metres in a westerly direction.
  • Prohibition of waiting on the northerly side of Oldham Road, from a point 30 metres west of its junction with Mills Hill Road for a distance of 160 metres in a westerly direction.

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 construct a sewer overflow in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 6 January 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 5 June 2020.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Waverley Road, from its junction with Rochdale Road for a distance of 50 metres in a north-westerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Rochdale Road and Nowell Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Heywood: temporary local road closures and restrictions

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 facilitate works to a new housing development.
Expected start and finish: 6.01pm, Monday, 4 November 2019 - 6pm, Friday, 1 May 2020.
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.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Cedar Avenue and Furness Avenue.
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: to install traffic calming features along the carriageway and replace a blocked gully.
Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays, from Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - Friday, 6 December 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Rakewood Road, from its junction with Syke Road to the entrance to Hollingworth Lake Caravan Park.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reason: to protect the public while works are done on a new housing development.
Expected start and finish: 8am-5pm each day from Monday, 2 December 2019 - Saturday, 2 May 2020.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of unnamed footpath from Bramhall Close to Elizabethan Way and from Elizabethan Way for a distance of 46 metres in a north westerly direction. As this is a footpath closure, it will only affect pedestrians and cyclists.
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 hold the Springhill Hospice Santa Dash and Dawdle.
Expected start and finish: 10.55am-11.20am, Sunday, 8 December 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Rakewood Road from the entrance of the Visitors Centre Car Park to a point 20 metres south of the Unnamed Footpath around Hollingworth Lake.
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: Rochdale Borough Council


Area: Pennines
Reason: to replace the level crossing running rails across the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 11pm, Saturday, 21 December - 6am, Sunday, 22 December 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 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, Halifax Road and Smithy Bridge Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council


Area: Pennines
Reason: to hold the Wardle Village Christmas Eve Carol Concert.
Expected start and finish: 5.30pm-8.30pm, Tuesday, 24 December 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Ramsden Road from its junction with Crossfield Road to its junction with Wardle Fold. The closure won't affect pedestrians.
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: Rochdale Borough Council


Area: Pennines
Reason: to replace a lead water supply located in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 9am-6pm, Sunday, 5 January 2020.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Shore Road from a point 60 metres south east of its junction with St Barnabas Drive for a distance of 30 metres in a south easterly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Furness Avenue, Whalley Avenue and Calderbrook Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council

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