Bollards on the rise in Rochdale town centre

Date published: 21 June 2018

Rising bollards are set to go live in Rochdale town centre after their installation last year as part of the new paving scheme.

The bollards are located on Yorkshire Street (outside Barclays Bank) for entry, Baillie Street to the rear of the Regal Moon for exit, and Yorkshire Street at the junction with Cheetham Street for exit.

The entry bollards outside Barclays Bank will remain in the ‘up’ position at all times between 10am and 6pm to prevent motorists from driving along Yorkshire Street and Baillie Street. These bollards will automatically lower to allow access at 6pm, and will automatically rise again at 10am the next day.

Should a vehicle approach the entry system between 10am and 6pm, the bollards will remain in the ‘up’ position and will not automatically lower. Access will only be granted for emergency services and vehicles with a valid permit to work in the area.

The exit bollards will remain in an ‘up’ position at all times. When a vehicle approaches from within the loading/unloading zone, the bollard will lower automatically and motorists should note the following procedure:

  • Vehicles drive up to the raised exit bollard
  • Motorists wait at the signal (red light)
  • The bollard will lower automatically as the loops under the carriageway detect the vehicle
  • The driver will be given a green light to proceed
  • The bollard will automatically rise again once the vehicle has safely passed through.

Motorists should not under any circumstances attempt to tailgate through the bollard as it will raise and damage their vehicles.

The Traffic Regulation Order along Yorkshire Street and Baillie Street prohibits vehicles between 10am and 6pm. Outside of these hours is for delivery goods vehicles only and all deliveries should be made to the area between 6pm – 10am.

All bollards will be monitored via CCTV and no unauthorised access will be allowed.

From 25 June 2018 all loading, unloading and waiting restrictions will be enforceable along Yorkshire Street/Baillie Street.

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