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Current and planned roadworks.

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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
Expected start and finish: 12.01am, Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 11.59pm, Thursday, 31 December 2020. This order will be implemented on match and event days at Spotland Stadium, as required. The times of the road closures and restrictions will vary, however, appropriate signage will be put in place.
Reason:

  • To provide a safe and convenient place to park away team supporter coaches on match days at Spotland Stadium.
  • To safely vacate supporters away from the stadium.
Restriction and location:
  • Temporary one-way working on Ings Lane in a northerly direction along the westerly carriageway, from its junction with Edenfield Road to its junction with Rooley Moor Road. Vehicles won't be able to travel along Ings Lane in a southerly direction from its junction with Rooley Moor Road to its junction with Edenfield Road.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from turning right from Lisbon Street onto Ings Lane.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from turning right from Great Flatt onto Ings Lane.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from turning left from Innes Close onto Ings Lane.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from turning right from Cutgate Road onto Ings Lane.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from travelling along Wilbutts Lane, from its junction with Sandy Lane to its junction with Churchill Street.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from travelling along Phoenix Street, from its junction with the easterly side of Ings Lane for a distance of 10 metres in an easterly direction.
  • Temporarily prohibit vehicles from waiting at any time on Ings Lane, both sides from its junction with Rooley Moor Road to its junction with Edenfield Road. 

Alternative route:

  • The alternative route for vehicles along Wilbutts Lane is Sandy Lane, Edenfield Road and Churchill Street.
  • The alternative route for vehicles along Phoenix Street is Churchill Street and Rooley Moor Road.
  • The alternative route for vehicles along Ings Lane (southbound) is Ings lane (northbound), Caldershaw Road and Edenfield Road (A680).

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 - 8am, Wednesday, 15 April 2020.
Reason: to repair an electric mains in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary one way working of Haynes Street. Vehicles are prohibited from travelling down Haynes Street in a westerly direction, from the entrance to B&M to the junction with Whitworth Road.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Lomax Street, Princess Street and Whitworth Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 6 April 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 17 April 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Holburn Street from Manchester Road for a distance of 302 metres in a northerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 13 April 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 27 April 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Half Acre Lane for its entire length.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 20 April 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 1 May 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Marland Old Road for its entire length.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 27 April 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 11 May 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Royle Road from its junction with The Green to a point 326 metres in a northerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 4 May 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 18 May 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of St Gabriel's Close for its entire length.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 11 May 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 29 May 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Moor Park Avenue for its entire length.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 18 May 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 1 June 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Toad Lane for its entire length.
  • High Street for its entire length.

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


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 25 May 2020 - 6pm, Sunday, 31 May 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Samson Street from its junction with Albert Royds Street to its junction with Belfield Old Road.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 1 June 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 15 June 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Crown Gardens for its entire length.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 8 June 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 22 June 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Croxton Avenue from its junction with Stannybrook Close to its junction with Eclipse.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 15 June 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 13 July 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Ann Street from its junction with Drake Street to its junction with George Street.
  • Back Drake Street for its entire length.
  • Caton Street for its entire length.
  • Great George Street for its entire length.
  • Greenwood 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: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 29 June 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 13 July 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Vine Place for its entire length.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 6 July 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 20 July 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Pomona Street for its entire length.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 13 July 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 27 July 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Lockhart Street for its entire length.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 20 July 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 3 August 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Clapgate Road for its entire length.
  • Industry 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.    


Middleton: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 6 January 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 5 June 2020.
Reason: to construct a sewer overflow in the carriageway.   
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.


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 12midnight, Friday, 21 February 2020 - 6pm, Wednesday, 27 May 2020.
Reason: to work on building the new Mills Hill railway station access.   
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of the southerly footway of Oldham Road to pedestrians. This will be 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 for vehicles on the northerly side of Oldham Road. This will be 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: pedestrian crossing facilities will be provided to divert pedestrians onto the northerly footway.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 30 March 2020 - 8am, Monday, 20 April 2020.
Reason: to repair a sewer in the carriageway.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Rookway, from a point 30 metres west of its junction with Uplands for a distance of 30 metres in a westerly direction.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Heywood: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Heywood
Expected start and finish: 12.01am, Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 11.59pm, Wednesday, 16 September 2020.
Reason: to repair the pedestrian bridge and allow the safe passage of pedestrians only.
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
Expected start and finish: 6.01pm, Monday, 4 November 2019 - 6pm, Friday, 1 May 2020.
Reason: to facilitate works to a new housing development.
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.


Area: Heywood
Expected start and finish: 7am, Monday, 27 April 2020 - 10pm, Thursday, 30 April 2020.
Reason: to repair the pedestrian bridge.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of King Street, from its junction with Schofield Street for a distance of 55 metres in a westerly direction.
  • Temporary closure of Cowburn Street, from its junction with Schofield Street for a distance of 10 metres in a north-easterly direction.
  • Temporary closure of Schofield Street, from a point 32 metres south east of its junction with Cowburn Street, for a distance of 66 metres in a north-westerly direction.

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


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
Expected start and finish: 8am-5pm each day from Monday, 2 December 2019 - Saturday, 2 May 2020.
Reason: to protect the public while works are done on a new housing development.
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
Expected start and finish: 6am, Monday, 6 April 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 5 June 2020.
Reason: to replace gas mains in the carriageway.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Hare Hill Road, from its junction with Church Street to its junction with Greenwood Street.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Church Street, Featherstall Road, Whitelees Road and Hare Hill Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish: 6am, Friday, 10 April 2020 - 6pm, Monday, 13 April 2020.
Reason: to install electricity infrastructure in the carriageway.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Hare Hill Road, from its junction with Church Street to its junction with Greenwood Street.
Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be:

  • Harbour Lane North, Equitable Street, Station Road, Dale Street, Edmund Street and Clifton Street.
  • Harbour Lane North, Bridge Street, Dale Street, Edmund Street and Clifton Street.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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