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Current and planned roadworks.

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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
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, Monday, 1 June 2020 - 5pm, Friday, 10 July 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Marland Fold, from its junction with Bolton Road to a point 500 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: 5am, Monday, 6 June 2020 - 11.59pm, Sunday, 26 July 2020.
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: 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: 7.30am, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 - 5pm, Tuesday, 30 June 2020.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Lawnswood, for its entire length.
Alternative route: the alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on site.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Thursday, 18 June 2020 - 5pm, Tuesday, 2 July 2020.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Fraser Street, for its entire length.
  • Weston Avenue, for its entire length.
  • Buersil 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: 9am-3.30pm each day from Monday, 22 June 2020 - Monday, 6 July 2020 as required. 
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Broad Lane from the junction with Ginnel Farm Avenue to the junction with Pit Lane.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Rochdale Road, Thornham Road, Castleton Road, Shaw Road, Oldham Road and New Broad Lane.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 9am-3.30pm each day from Monday, 22 June 2020 - Monday, 6 July 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:
  • Shawclough Road from its junction with Bentley Street to its junction with Falinge Road.
  • Falinge Road 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: 9am-3.30pm each day from Monday, 22 June 2020 - Monday, 6 July 2020 as required.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Whitworth Road from its junction with Gandy Lane to a point 1,520 metres in a southerly 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: 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: 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: 10pm, Thursday, 2 July 2020 - 12.30am, Friday, 3 July 2020.
Reason: to replace a defective frame and cover in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Sir Isaac Newton Way, from the roundabout at George Stephenson Avenue and John Milne Avenue to the roundabout at the exit slip road of Junction 21, M62.
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, 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: 7am-7pm, Thursday, 9 July 2020.
Reason: to replace a water stop tap cover in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Partington Street, from its junction with Manchester Road to a point 75 metres in a southerly direction.
Alternative route: there are no alternative routes available.
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.    


Area: Rochdale
Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 - 6pm Thursday, 27 August 2020.
Reason: to repair a water mains supply in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Hartley Lane from the junction with Lowther Road to a point 40 metres in a southerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route will be Lowther Road and Queensway.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Middleton: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday, 1 June 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 28 August 2020.
Reason: to construct a new way to access the railway station.
Restriction and location: temporary:

  • Closure of the south pavement on 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 north 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 in place so pedestrias can cross onto the north pavement.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 6pm, Monday, 15 June 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 31 July 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: 7.30am-4.30pm, Monday, 22 June 2020 - Monday, 6 July 2020.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Sandy Lane, from its junction with Kenyon Lane to its junction with Oakwood Mews.
  • Kenyon Lane, from its junction with Oldham Road to its junction with Birchwood Road.
  • Willow Avenue, for its entire length.

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


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends, Monday, 22 June 2020 - Monday, 6 July 2020.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Heywood Old Road, from its junction with Langley Lane to its junction with Manchester Road.
  • Manchester Road, from its junction with Heywood Old Road to a point 100 metres north of its junction with Hareshill Road.

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


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - Tuesday, 7 July 2020.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Springfield Road, from its junction with Towncroft Avenue to a point 30 metres south of its junction with Cleworth Road.
  • Towncroft Avenue, from its junction with Long Street to its junction with Springfield Road.
  • Parsons Drive, for its entire length.

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


Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 - Wednesday, 8 July 2020.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.   
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Hawkshead Drive, for its entire length.
  • Rosthwaite Close, for its entire length.
  • Mardale Drive, for its entire length.

Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
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.

Area: Heywood
Expected start and finish: 12midnight, Saturday, 23 May 2020 - 6pm, Friday, 10 July 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 in an easterly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Cedar Avenue and Furness Avenue.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Expected start and finish: 12noon, Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 6pm, Thursday, 2 July 2020.
Reason: to repair a leaking water main.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Ashworth Road, from a point 555 metres south of its junction with the unnamed road from School Lane to Ashworth Road, Heywood, for a distance of 50 metres in a southerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Ashworth Road, Edenfield Road, Moorland Avenue, Bagslate Moor Road, Norden Road, Bury and Rochdale Old Road and Ashworth Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Expected start and finish: 12noon, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 - 6pm, Wednesday, 8 July 2020.
Reason: to fix a leaking water main in the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Ashworth Road, from a point 840 metres north of its junction with Bury and Rochdale Old Road for a distance of 50 metres in a northerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative routes for vehicles will be Ashworth Road, Edenfield Road, Moorland Avenue, Bagslate Moor Road, Norden Road, Bury and Rochdale Old Road and Ashworth Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Expected start and finish: 5.30am-7am each day, Monday, 22 June 2020 - Monday, 6 July 2020.
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Bury and Rochdale Old Road, from the borough boundary between Rochdale and Bury to a point 112 metres west of its junction with Ashworth Road.
Alternative routes:

  • To access Bury and Rochdale Old Road on the Bury side: Queens Park Road, York Street, Market Place, Market Street, Bridge Street, Bury Street, Bury New Road, Rochdale Road, Wash Lane, Bell Lane and Rochdale Old Road.
  • To access Bury and Rochdale Old Road on the Rochdale side: Rochdfale Old Road, Bell Lane, Wash Lane, Rochdale Road, Bury New Road, Bury Street, Bridge Street, Dawson Street, Bamford Road, Market Place, York Street and Queens Park Road.
  • Access for buses and emergency vehicles will be maintained through these works at all times.

Pennines: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Pennines
Expected start and finish:

  • The road will be closed from 9.30am-3.30pm each day, Monday, 22 June 2020 - 11.59pm, Monday, 6 July 2020.
  • The temporary speed limit will be in force from 9am, Monday, 22 June 2020 - 11.59pm, Monday, 27 July 2020.

Reason: to resurface of the carriageway and for safety reasons afterwards.   
Restriction and location:

Closure and prohibition of waiting at certain hours of the day on:

  • Huddersfield Road, Newhey, from its junction with Woodside to the borough boundary with Oldham.
  • Rochdale Road, Denshaw, from the borough boundary for a distance of 100 metres in an easterly direction.

Temporary 40mph speed limit imposed on:

  • Huddersfield Road, Newhey, from its junction with Woodside to the borough boundary with Oldham.
  • Rochdale Road, Denshaw, from the borough boundary for a distance of 100 metres in an easterly direction.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Newhey Road, Shaw Road, Milnrow Road, Buckstones Road, Oldham Road and Rochdale Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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