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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.

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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: 11.59pm, Friday, 26 June 2020 - 11.59pm, Friday, 30 April 2021.
Reason: to hold a temporary coronavirus (COVID-19) testing centre.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Packer Street, from its junction with Vicars Gate for a distance of 61 metres in an easterly direction.
  • Temporary closure of Town Hall Square behind the Town Hall, from its junction with Vicar's Gate for a distance of 61 metres in an easterly direction.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: Friday, 3 July 2020 -  Friday, 30 April 2021.  
Reason: to promote social distancing measures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Packer Street, from its junction with Nelson Street for a distance of 56 metres in a northerly direction.
  • Temporary one-way operation on Nelson Street. Vehicles will not be able to travel in a westerly direction the junction with Church Lane and the junction with King Street.
  • No waiting for any vehicle in the following areas:
    • The east side of King Street, from a point 5 metres north of its junction with Nelson Street to a point 39 metres south of its junction with Fleece Street.
    • The west side of King Street, from its junction with Nelson Street for a distance of 5 metres in a northerly direction.
    • The west side of King Street, from its junction with Fleece Street for a distance of 39 metres in a southerly direction.
    • The east side of Packer Street, from its junction with Fleece Street for a distance of 27 metres in a southerly direction, including the new termination point.
    • The south side of Nelson Street, from a point opposite the easterly kerb of King Street to a point 7 metres west of a point opposite the west kerb of Kong Street.
    • The north side of Nelson Street, from its junction with King Street for a distance of 7 metres in a westerly direction.
  • No waiting for any vehicles except taxis in the following areas and times:
    • No waiting at any time except for taxis in Town Hall Square, the east side within the parking bay, from a point 3 metres south of its junction with the most northerly access road connecting Packer Street to a point 3 metres north of its junction with the most southerly access road connecting Packer Street.
    • No waiting 6pm-10am except for taxis in Fleece Street, the north side from a point 5 metres east of its junction with King Street for a distance of 14 metres in an easterly direction.
    • No waiting 10am-6pm except for vehicles with a valid disabled persons parking badge in Fleece Street, the north side from a point 5 metres east of its junction with King Street for a distance of 14 metres in an easterly direction.
    • No waiting at any time except for goods vehicles loading and unloading in Nelson Street, both sides from a point 7 metres west of its junction with King Street for a distance of 16 metres in a westerly direction.
    • No waiting at any time except for goods vehicles loading and unloading in King Street, the west side from a point 5 metres north of its junction with Nelson Street to a point 39 metres south of its junction with Fleece Street.
    • No waiting 8am-6pm, maximum stay up to 10 hours, for any vehicle not displaying a valid payment ticket in Nelson Street, the south side from a point 9 metres west of its junction with Church Lane to a point opposite the east kerb of King Street.

Alternative route: the alternative route for Packer Street is The Esplanade, Manchester Road, Drake Street, School Lane and Church Lane.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 20 July 2020 - 6pm, Saturday, 31 October 2020 as required.
Reason: to install an electric mains in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary prohibition of waiting on:

  • The south side of Mark Street, from the junction of Park Road to the junction of Athol Street.
  • The westerly side of Athol Street, for its entire length.
  • The northerly side of the junction with Athol Street, for a distance of 101 metres in a westerly direction.
  • The easterly side of Buckley Road, for its entire length.
  • The Easterly side of Rugby Road, from the junction of Halifax Road for a distance of 40 metres in a northerly direction.
  • The northerly side of Red Lane, from the junction with Halifax Road for a distance of 222 metres in a north-easterly direction to the junction with Buckley Lane. There will be temporary multiway lights in operation from Red Lane to the roundabout with Albert Royds Street.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday, 14 September 2020 - Friday, 25 September 2020.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Buersil Avenue, from the junction of Charlotte Street to a point 465 metres in a north easterly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route will be signed on site.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Thursday, 17 September 2020 - 5pm, Thursday, 24 September 2020.
Reason: to repair a waste water sewer in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Bosworth Street, from a point 65 metres north of the junction with Ribble Street for a distance of 20 metres in a northerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Ribble Street, Cheltenham Street and Kilworth Street. 
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 9pm-5am each night, Monday, 14 September 2020 - Friday, 9 October 2020.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Sir Isaac Newton Way, from its junction with Kingsway to the roundabout at the entry and exit slip road of Junction 21 on the M62 (westbound).
Alternative route: the alternative route will be signed on site.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8pm-5am each day, Monday. 21 September 2020 - Friday, 25 September 2020.
Reason: to install telecommunications equipment in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the slip road of the A627(M) northbound onto Edinburgh Way.
Alternative route: the alternative route will be Edinburgh Way heading south east, Queensway, Edinburgh Way heading north west.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 7.30pm-10pm, Thursday, 15 October 2020.
Reason: to reinstate a Virgin Media telecoms excavation in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Partington Street, from the junction with Brian Street for a distance of 30 metres in a north easterly direction.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 7 December 2020 - Friday, 18 December 2020.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the Clement Royds Street, for its entire length.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Middleton: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 7am, Saturday, 15 August 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 2 October 2020.
Reason: to replace gas mains.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the unnamed footpath from Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell VC Way to Oldham Road.
Alternative route: the alternative route for pedestrians will be Oldham Road, Townley Street, Market Place and Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell VC Way.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 24 August 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 2 October 2020.
Reason: to replace gas mains.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Oldham Road between its junction with the Assheton Way, Oldham Road and Ashton Lane roundabout to its junction with Townley Street. Vehicles won't be able to travel in a north easterly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Assheton Way, Market Place and Townley Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 6pm, Friday, 11 September 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 4 December 2020
Reason: to complete the new railway station access.
Restriction and location: temporary:

  • Closure of the pavement 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
  • No 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: a pedestrian crossing will be provided so you can cross onto the north pavement.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 6pm, Friday, 2 October 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 30 October 2020.
Reason: to replace gas mains.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Oldham Road between its junction with the Assheton Way, Oldham Road and Ashton Lane roundabout to its junction with Townley Street. Vehicles won't be able to travel in a north easterly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Assheton Way, Market Place and Townley Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 6pm, Friday, 2 October 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 30 October 2020.
Reason: to replace gas mains.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the unnamed footpath from Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell VC Way to Oldham Road.
Alternative route: the alternative route for pedestrians will be Oldham Road, Townley Street, Market Place and Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell VC Way.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Heywood: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Heywood
Expected start and finish: ongoing
Work being undertaken: Virgin Media are currently installing new Fibre Broadband in the Heywood 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.

Pennines: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish: 8am-6pm each day, Monday, 21 September 2020 - Friday, 9 October 2020.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the following:

  • Clifton Street, for its entire length.
  • Whitworth Street, for its entire length.

Alternative route: the alternative routes will be signed on street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish: 8am-6pm each day from Thursday, 1 October 2020 - Thursday, 22 October 2020.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Bethany Lane, from its junction with Huddersfield Road for a distance of 500 metres in a south westerly direction.   
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish: 8am-6pm each day from Monday, 5 October 2020 - Friday, 23 October 2020.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Ealees Road from its junction with West View to its junction with Halifax Road.
Alternative route: the alternative routes will be signed on street when the closure is in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 12 October 2020 - 6pm Friday, 23 October 2020.
Reason: to repair electrical equipment.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Harmony Street from its junction with Moorland Avenue to its junction with Merlin Road.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Cornfield Street, Dale Street and Smith Hill.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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