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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 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 Ashworth Road, Edenfield Road, Moorland Avenue, Bagslate Moor Road, Norden Road and Bury and Rochdale Old Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Reason: to repair a water manhole cover in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 10pm, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 - 1am, Thursday, 10 January 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Oldham Road from a point 20 metres north of its junction with Drake Street for a distance of 20 metres in a northerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Drake Street, Manchester Road, St Marys Gate, John Street, Molesworth Street, Woods Street and Oldham 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: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 8am-5pm each day from Monday, 26 November 2018 - Monday, 10 December 2018.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Mount Street from its junction with Schofield Street to its junction with Manchester Street. Pedestrian access won't be affected.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Schofield Street, Hardfield Street and Manchester Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 8am-5pm each day from Monday, 26 November 2018 - Monday, 10 December 2018.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Peel Street from its junction with Bury Street and Bridge Street to its junction with Derby Street. Pedestrian access won't be affected.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Cherwell Avenue, Bank Top Street, George Street, Bridge Street and Bury Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to replace a frame and cover in the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 7am-10pm on Sunday, 27 January 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary one-way working and temporary prohibition of right and left turn on Pilsworth Road, Heywood.

  • Introduce one-way working in a northerly direction along Pilsworth Road, from its junction with Margaret Street to its junction with Bridge Street in so far as vehicles will not be permitted to travel along Pilsworth Road in a southerly direction from its junction with Bridge Street to its junction with Margaret Street.
  • Prohibit vehicles from undertaking a right turn manoeuvre from Pilsworth Road onto Bridge Street.
  • Prohibit vehicles from undertaking a right turn manoeuvre from Bridge Street onto Pilsworth Road.
  • Prohibit vehicles from undertaking a left turn manoeuvre from Bridge Street onto Pilsworth Road.

Alternative route:

  • The alternative route for vehicles travelling along Pilsworth Road in a northerly direction and wishing to turn right onto Bridge Street is Bridge Street, Peel Street, Cherwell Avenue, Bank Top Street, West Starkey Street, Bamford Road and Market Street.
  • The alternative route for vehicles travelling along Bury Street in a easterly direction and wishing to turn right onto Pilsworth Road is Peel Street, Cherwell Avenue, Bank Top Street, West Starkey Street, Bamford Road, Market Street, Bridge Street, Bury Street, Bury New Road, Heap Brow and Moss Hall Road or alternatively via Bridge Street, Dawson Street, Bamford Road, Market Street, Bridge Street, Bury Street, Bury New Road, Heap Brow and Moss Hall Road.
  • The alternative route for vehicles travelling along Bridge Street in a westerly direction and wishing to turn left onto Pilsworth Road is Bridge Street, Bury Street, Bury New Road, Heap Brow and Moss Hall Road.

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 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 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.


Area: Pennines
Reason: to facilitate the safe holding of the Wardle Village Christmas Eve Carol Concert.
Expected start and finish: 5.30pm-8.30pm, on Monday, 24 December 2018.
Restriction and location: temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along Ramsden Road from its junction with Crossfield Road to its junction with Wardle Fold.
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
Reason: to facilitate the safe replacement of the level crossing running rails across the carriageway.
Expected start and finish: 0.01am-8.30am, on Sunday, 6 January 2019.
Restriction and location: temporarily prohibit vehicles from proceeding along 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 via Smithy Bridge Road, Milnrow Road (Littleborough), Wildhouse Lane, Kiln Lane, Bridge Street, Rochdale Road, Milnrow Road (Rochdale), Albert Royds Street, Halifax Road, Smithy Bridge Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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