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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 undertake some underground cabling work.
Expected start and finish: 12.01am, Thursday, 14 December 2017 - midnight, Wednesday, 14 November 2018.
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. 

Organised by: Electricity North West. 


Area: Rochdale
Reason: to facilitate the safe repair of a gas main in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 5pm, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 - 6pm, Wednesday, 28 November 2018.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Cook Terrace, from the junction of Halifax Road to a point 10 metres in an easterly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is via Halifax Road and Cook Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Reason: to carry out highways resurfacing.
Expected start and finish: 9.30am, Monday, 19 November 2018 - 3.30pm, Friday, 23 November 2018
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Shawclough Road, Whitworth from Junction with Market Street to the border with Rochdale.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Shawclough Road (over Rochdale border), Bentley Street and Whitworth Road.
Organised by: Lancashire County Council.


Area: Rochdale
Reason: to facilitate the safe holding of the Milad Procession 2018.
Expected start and finish: 11.30am-1.30pm, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 and Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Norman Road, from its junction with Albion Road/Corporation Road to its junction with Church Street.
  • Bridgefield Street, for its entire length.
  • Bury Road, from its junction with Red Brook Street to its junction with Mellor Street/College Road.
  • College Road, from its junction with Bury Road/Mellor Street to a point 20 metres east of its junction with Holland Street.
  • Holland Street, from its junction with College Road to its junction with College Bank Way.
  • Mitchell Street, from its junction with Holland Street to its junction with Ashworth 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: Rochdale
Reason: to allow the investigation and repair of the carriageway and culvert following a landslip.
Expected start and finish: 8am, Friday, 23 November 2018 - 6pm, Friday, 4 January 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Ashworth Road, from a point 700 metres north of its junction with Bury and Rochdale Old Road for a distance of 80 metres in a north westerly direction (Between Ashworth Valley Scout Camp to the North and Gelder Clough Caravan Park to the south).
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be via Ashworth Road, Edenfield Road, Moorland Avenue, Bagslate Moor Road, Norden Road, Bury and Rochdale Old Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Reason: to hold the Rochdale Christmas light switch on event.
Expected start and finish:

  • Temporary closures 1pm-8pm, Saturday, 24 November 2018
  • No waiting at any time 6am-6pm, Saturday, 24 November 2018

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of:
    • The Esplanade, from its junction with South Parade and Newgate to its junction with Vicar's Gate.
    • The entire enclosed parking area of The Esplanade, south of the main carriageway.
  • Temporary no waiting at any time along:
    • The Esplanade, both sides from its junction with South Parade and Newgate to its junction with Vicar's Gate.
    • The entire enclosed parking area of The Esplanade, south of the main carriageway.

Alternative routethe alternative route for vehicles using The Esplanade will be Newgate, St Mary's Gate and The Esplanade.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Reason: to repair the waste water sewer in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 8am, Sunday, 25 November 2018 - 7am, Monday, 26 November 2018
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.
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
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: as part of our additional £12 million road improvement programme, we're resurfacing the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 8am-5pm each day from Monday, 22 October 2018 - Monday, 12 November 2018 as required.
Location: temporary closure of Argyle Street, from its junction with Sutherland Road to its junction with Lochinver Grove.
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
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7pm-6am every night Monday, 5 November 2018 - Monday, 19 November 2018.
Location: temporary closure of:

  • Bridge Street - from its junction with Garden Street to its junction with Dawson Street.
  • Dawson Street - from its junction with Bridge Street to its junction with Bamford Road.
  • Bamford Road - from its junction with Foundry Street to its junction with Market Place.
  • Market Street - from its junction with Moss Street to its junction with Market Place.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on the street when the closures are in place. Pedestrian access won't be affected.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to hold the Heywood Christmas Festival and Parade.
Expected start and finish: 

  • L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way - 3.30pm-6pm, Saturday, 17 November 2018.
  • All other road closures - 4pm-5pm, Saturday, 17 November 2018.
Location and restriction: temporary closure of the following roads, at certain times of the day:

 

  • L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way - for its entire length.
  • Tower Street - from its junction with School Street to its junction with Brunswick Street.
  • 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.

Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles on:

  • L/Cpl Stephen Shaw Way will be York Street and Hartley Street.
  • All other roads 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
Reason: as part of our additional £12 million road improvement programme, we're resurfacing the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 8am-5pm each day from Monday, 19 November 2018 - Monday, 3 December 2018 as required.
Location: temporary closure of Schofield Street from its junction with Walton Street to its junction with Hardfield Street.
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
Reason: to repair the structure of the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30pm-6am every night Monday, 5 November 2018 - Friday, 9 November 2018.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Kiln Lane from its junction with Bridge Street to its junction with Crossgates Road.
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
Reason: to facilitate drainage repair work to the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7.30pm, Monday, 19 November 2018 - Friday, 30 November 2018.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Egremont Road from a point 120 metres south east of its junction with Beechfield Road for a distance of 20 metres in a south easterly direction (Outside properties 81- 83 Egremont Road).
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is via Egremont Road and Beechfield Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reason: for the protection of the public whilst works are being 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 hold the Littleborough Christmas light switch on event.
Expected start and finish:

  • Temporary closure 10am-7pm, Saturday, 1 December 2018
  • No waiting at any time 8am-7pm, Saturday, 1 December 2018

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Railway Street, from its junction with Church Street to its junction with Peel Street.
  • No waiting at any time along Railway Street, both sides from its junction with Church Street to its junction with Peel Street.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Church Street, Morgan Street and Peel Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Reason: facilitate the safe holding of the Springhill Hospice Santa Dash or Dawdle.
Expected start and finish: 10.55am-11.20am, on Sunday, 9 December 2018.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Rakewood Road from the entrance/exit of the Visitors Centre Car Park to a point 20 metres south of the Unnamed Footpath around Hollingworth Lake, rear Lake Bank.
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.

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