Roadworks, temporary local road closures, restrictions and parades

Date published: 11 April 2019


Area: Rochdale
Reason: to repair damage after a landslip

Expected start and finish: midnight Monday 7 January 2019 - midnight Tuesday 30 April 2019 as required when weather is permitting.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Ashworth Road from a point 170 metres east of Black Dad Lane.

Alternative route: the alternative route will be clearly signed when the closure is in place.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: the restrictions are required on:

  • Ings Lane so away team supporter coaches can park while attending matches at Spotland Stadium
  • Willbutts Lane so supporters can vacate safely away from the stadium.

Expected start and finish: the restrictions will only be in place on event days at Spotland Stadium when required and will be signed on site when in place.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure and no waiting at any time on Ings Lane along the east side, from its junction with Phoenix Street to a point opposite its junction with Lisbon Street.
  • Temporary closure of Willbutts Lane from its junction with Sandy Lane to its junction with Churchill Street.

Alternative route: the alternative route for Ings Lane is Rooley Moor Road and Edenfield Road. The alternative route for Willbutts Lane is Sandy Lane and Edenfield Road.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to resurface the footway and carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am Monday 22 April - 5.30pm Saturday 27 April 2019.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Foxholes Road from the junction of Blanche Street to a point 118km in a south westerly direction.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Blanche Street, Greenbank Road, Dewhirst Road, Fieldhouse Road, Whitworth Road, Princess Street, Regent Street and Taylor Street. Pedestrian access will not be affected.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to hold the St George's Parade

Expected start and finish:

  • Closure of The Esplanade: 2.30pm-4pm on Sunday 28 April 2019.
  • Closure of Vicar's Drive, Sparrow Hill and Church Stile: 2pm-3pm on Sunday 28 April 2019.
  • Temporary prohibition of waiting: 12noon-4pm on Sunday 28 April 2019.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of The Esplanade from its junction with Manchester Road, St Mary's Gate and Dane Street to its junction with Newgate, including the entire enclosed car parking area in front of Rochdale Town Hall.
  • Temporary closure of Vicar's Road for its entire length.
  • Temporary closure of Sparrow Hill from its junction with Vicar's Drive to its junction with Church Stile.
  • Temporary closure of Church Stile from its junction with Sparrow Hill to its junction with School Lane and Church Lane.
  • Temporary prohibition of waiting at any time along The Esplanade, both sides from its junction with Vicars Gate to its junction with Newgate, including the entire enclosed car parking area in front of Rochdale Town Hall.

Alternative route: any alternative routes available will be signed on street.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to repair a retaining wall next to the highway.

Expected start and finish: 7am Monday 29 April - 12midnight Wednesday 31 July 2019.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of one lane of the carriageway next to bridge HNB 958 for a distance 120 metres west of 1220 Edenfield Road. Traffic will be managed at this point by 2-way temporary traffic lights during this period.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to replace a gas main supply.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am Tuesday 7 May - 5.30pm Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Gale Street from the junction of Whitworth Road to a point 25 metres in an easterly direction.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Gale Street, Norton Road, Dewhirst Road, Binns Nook Road, Fieldhouse Road and Whitworth Road. Pedestrian access will not be affected.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


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.

Area: Middleton
Reason: to make room for temporary traffic lights and a pedestrian walkway while a scaffold is erected on the north side of Grimshaw Lane.

Expected start and finish: 8am Monday 25 March 2019 - 6pm Thursday 25 April 2019.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary no waiting at any time and temporarily suspend the 1 hour maximum stay, Monday-Saturday 9.30am-4pm, on the south side of Grimshaw Lane, from a point 15 metres east of its junction with Glen Grove for a distance of 50 metres in an easterly direction.

Alternative route: due to the nature of the restriction, no alternative route needs to be in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Middleton
Reason: to clear vegetation from the railway bridge and install new signage on it.

Expected start and finish: 10pm - 5am each night, Monday 8 April 2019 - Saturday 13 April 2019.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure to vehicles of Joshua Lane from its junction with Oak Street to its junction with Hercules Green.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Mills Hill Road, Oldham Road, Townley Street, Grimshaw lane, Lees Street and Joshua Lane.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Middleton
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8am - 5pm, each day from Friday 12 April 2019 - Saturday 20 April 2019.

Restriction and location: 

  • Temporary closure to vehicles of Don Street from its junction with Oldham Road to a point 140 metres north of its junction with Oldham Road.

Alternative route: there is no alternative route for vehicles. Pedestrian access will not be affected.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Middleton
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8am - 5pm, each day from Monday 22 April 2019 - Thursday 25 April 2019.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure to vehicles of St Leonards Street to vehicles between Morton Street and St Leonards Passage.

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

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Middleton
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8am - 5pm, each day from Tuesday 23 April 2019 - Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Restriction and location: 

  • Temporary closure of West Street to vehicles for its entire length.

Alternative route: there is no alternative route for vehicles. Pedestrian access will not be affected.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Middleton
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8am - 5pm, each day from Tuesday 23 April 2019 - Friday 3 May 2019.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Collinge Street to vehicles for its entire length.

Alternative route: there is no alternative route for vehicles. Pedestrian access will not be affected.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Middleton
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8am - 5pm each day, from Monday 29 April - Sunday 12 May 2019.

Restriction and location: 

  • Temporary closure of Preston Street for its entire length.

Alternative route: there is no alternative route for vehicles. Pedestrian access will not be affected.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Middleton
Reason: to store materials and create access for pylon work.

Expected start and finish: 8am Wednesday 24 April - 5pm Friday 3 May 2019.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Boothroyden Road from its junction with Boothroyden Close for the remainder of its length in a southerly direction.

Alternative route: there is no alternative route for vehicles. Pedestrian access will not be affected.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Middleton
Reason: to hold the St George's Day Parade.

Expected start and finish: 2pm-4.30pm on Sunday 28 April 2019.

Restriction and location: Temporary closure of the following:

  • Church Brow - from its junction with St Leonard's Street to its junction with Long Street.
  • Long Street - from its junction with Church Brow to its junction with Durnford Street.
  • Durnford Street - from its junction with Long Street to its junction with Rectory Street.
  • Rectory Street - from its junction with Durnford Street to its junction with Wood Street.
  • Wood Street - from its junction with Rectory Street to Middleton Gardens. 

Alternative route: due to the nature and duration of the parade, it is not necessary for an alternative route to be in place.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Area: Heywood
Reason: to facilitate works to a new housing development.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am Monday 11 March 2019 - 6pm Monday 4 November 2019.

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
Reason: to replace a gas pipe in the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am Saturday 6 April 2019 - 6pm Sunday 21 April 2019.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary one way working in a northerly direction along Middleton Road from its junction with Withington Street to its junction with Manchester Road. Vehicles won't be able to travel along Middleton Road in a southerly direction from its junction with Manchester Road to its junction with Manchester Road to its junction with Withington Street.
  • No turning left or right from Manchester Road on to Middleton Road.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Manchester Road and Coronation Avenue.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to replace studs in the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm every day from Monday 15 April 2019 - Friday 19 April 2019.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Bamford Road from its junction with Bury and Rochdale Old Road to its junction with River Street. Pedestrian access won't be affected and access will be maintained where possible and safe to do so.

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

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to install a new water connection.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am Tuesday 23 April 2019 - 6pm Thursday 25 April 2019.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Walker Street from its junction with Seymour Street for a distance of 16 metres in a southerly direction.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Seymour Street, Coomassie Street and Egerton Street.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to hold the Heywood St George's Day Parade. 

Expected start and finish: 2pm-4.30pm Sunday 28 April 2019.

Restriction and location: Temporary closure of:

  • Hornby Street - from its junction with Pine Street to its junction with King Street.
  • King Street - from its junction with Hornby Street to its junction with Mount Street.
  • Mount Street - from its junction with King Street to its junction with Manchester Street.
  • Manchester Street - from its junction with Mount Street to its junction with Church Street.
  • Church Street - from its junction with Manchester Street to its junction with L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way.
  • L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way - from its junction with Church Street to its junction with Market Place.
  • Market Place - from its junction with L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way to its junction with Bamford Road.
  • Hartley Street - from its junction with L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way and Church Street to its junction with York Street.
  • York Street - from its junction with Hartley Street to its junction with Market Place.
  • Hind Hill Street - from its junction with Market Place and L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way to its junction with Pine Street.
  • Pine Street - from its junction with Hind Hill Street to its junction with Hornby Street.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to clean and survey a sewer in the carriageway. 

Expected start and finish: 8.30am-3.30pm Sunday 5 May 2019.

Restriction and location: Temporary closure of:

  • Queens Park Road – from its junction with Holland Street for a distance of 17 metres in a northerly direction.
  • Willow Street – from its junction with Queens Park Road for a distance of 5 metres in a easterly direction.

Alternative route: the following alternative routes can be used:

  • The alternative route for vehicles using Queens Park Road is York Street, Market Place, Bamford Road and Starkey Street.
  • The alternative route for vehicles using Willow Street is John Street, Hardman Street, Queens Park Road, York Street, Market Place, Bamford Road and Starkey Street.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to facilitate drainage improvement works.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am Tuesday 28 May 2019 - 6pm Saturday 1 June 2019.

Restriction and location: Temporary one-way working and temporary no right and left turning:

  • Introduce one-way working in a southerly direction along Middleton Road, from its junction with Sycamore Avenue for a distance of 79 metres in a southerly direction in so far as vehicles will not be permitted to travel along Middleton Road in a northerly direction from its junction with Coronation Avenue/Middleton Road Roundabout to its junction with Sycamore Avenue,
  • Introduce one-way working in an easterly direction along Glamis Avenue from its northerly junction with Middleton Road for a distance of 12 metres in so far as vehicles will not be permitted to travel along Glamis Avenue in a westerly direction from a point 12 metres east of its junction with Middleton Road to its junction with Middleton Road,
  • Prohibit vehicles from undertaking a left turn manoeuvre from Coronation Avenue/Middleton Road Roundabout onto Middleton Road in a northerly direction,
  • Prohibit vehicles from undertaking a right turn manoeuvre from Glamis Avenue (its northerly junction with Middleton Road) onto Middleton Road.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles travelling along Middleton Road in a northerly direction and wishing to continue over the Coronation Avenue/Middleton Road Roundabout onto Middleton Road is via Coronation Avenue and Manchester Road.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


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.
  3. Alternatively, please email expansionworks@virginmedia.co.uk with details of your address and preferred contact method.

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 while work is 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 replace the level crossing running rails across the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 11pm Saturday 13 April 2019 - 6am Sunday 14 April 2019.

Restriction and location: 

  • Temporary closure of 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 Smithy Bridge Road, Milnrow Road (Littleborough), Wildhouse Lane, Kiln Lane, Bridge Street, Rochdale Road, Milnrow Road (Rochdale), Albert Royds Street and Halifax Road.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Reason: to replace a damaged manhole frame and cover located in the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-10.30am Sunday 28 April 2019.

Restriction and location: 

  • Temporary closure of Milnrow Road from its junction with Smithy Bridge Road to its junction with Woodheys Road.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Smithy Bridge Road, Halifax Road, Albert Royds Street, Milnrow Road (Rochdale), Rochdale Road, Bridge Street, Kiln Lane and Wildhouse Lane.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Reason: to make structural repairs to the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm each day from Tuesday 7 May-Tuesday 21 May 2019.

Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Timbercliffe from outside property number 7 for a distance of 185 metres, around the loop back to property number 7.

Alternative route: any alternative route for vehicles will be signposted when the closures are in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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