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Roadworks, temporary local road closures, restrictions and events

Date published: 12 June 2019


Area: Rochdale
Reason: to hold the Norden Carnival Saturday 15 June 2019

Expected start and finish:

  • the prohibition of vehicles order and one-way working order will be operative from 12.45pm-2.15pm on Saturday 15 June 2019.
  • the prohibition of waiting order will be operative from 11.30am-2.15pm on Saturday 15 June 2019.

Restriction and location, temporary closure of the following:

  • Edenfield Road - from a point 150 metres east of Bagslate Moor Road to its junction with Hutchinson Road.
  • Edenfield Road/Hutchinson Road bus terminus - for its entire length.
  • Hutchinson Road - from its junction with Edenfield Road for a distance of 20 metres in a south-westerly direction.
  • Shawfield Lane, -from its junction with Edenfield Road to its junction with Albury Drive.

temporary prohibition of waiting along:

  • Edenfield Road/Hutchinson Road bus terminus - for its entire length.
  • Shawfield Lane - the north-westerly side from its junction with Edenfield Road to its junction with Albury Drive.
  • Unnamed access road to Caldershaw School - for its entire length.

Alternative route:due to the nature and duration of this event, it is not necessary for alternative routes to be in place.
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 2019 - 12midnight Wednesday 31 July 2019.
Restriction and location:

  • temporary closure of one lane of the carriageway 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 in the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am Monday 22 July 2019 - 5.30pm Monday 2 September 2019.
Restriction and location:

  • temporary closure of Davyhulme Street, from the junction of Halifax Road to a point 10 metres in a westerly direction.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Athol Street, Red Lane and Halifax Road. Pedestrian access will not be affected.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to replace a gas main in the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am Monday 22 July 2019 - 5.30pm Monday 2 September 2019.
Restriction and location:

  • temporary closure of Cook Street, from the junction of Halifax Road to a point 10 metres in an easterly direction.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Bishop Street, Canon Street and Halifax 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 repair the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8am on Tuesday 11 June 2019 - 6pm on Thursday 13 June 2019.
Restriction and location: 

  • temporary closure of Rectory Street, from its junction with Wood Street to a point 20 metres north east of its junction with Wood Street.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Mellalieu Street, Long Street, Eastway and Wood Street.
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 repair the pedestrian bridge.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday 16 May 2019 - 11.59pm Wednesday 5 June 2019.
Restriction and location:

  • temporary closure of Schofield Street, from its junction with Cowburn Street for a distance of 32 metres in a south-easterly direction. 

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Walton Street, Manchester Road, Manchester Street, Hardfield Street and Schofield 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: Heywood
Reason: to repair the pedestrian bridge and allow the safe passage of pedestrians only.

Expected start and finish: 12.01am Thursday 6 June 2019 - 11.59pm Monday 16 March 2020.
Restriction and location:

  • temporary closure of Schofield Street, from its junction with Cowburn Street for a distance of 32 metres in a south-easterly direction. 

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Walton Street, Manchester Road, Manchester Street, Hardfield Street and Schofield Street. 
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to hold the Heywood 1940s Weekend Saturday 22 June 2019.

Expected start and finish:

  • Hill Street will be closed from 7am-6pm, Saturday 22 June 2019.
  • The other streets listed below will be closed from 12.30pm-3pm, Saturday 22 June 2019.

Restriction and location: temporarily closure of:

  • Tower Street - from its junction with School Street to its junction with St James Street.
  • St James Street - for its entire length.
  • Bridge Street - from its junction with St James Street to its junction with Dawson Street and Market Street.
  • Dawson Street - for its entire length.
  • Bamford Road - from its junction with Dawson Street to its junction with Market Place.
  • Market Place - for its entire length.
  • L Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way - for its entire length.
  • Hartley Street - for its entire length.
  • York Street - from its junction with Hartley Street to its junction with Market Place.
  • Market Street - from its junction with Market Place to its junction with Bridge Street.
  • Hill Street - from its junction with Fox Street to its junction with Market Street. 

Alternative routes: the alternative routes for vehicles for the Hill Street closure are:

  • Anti-clockwise: Fox Street, Hind Hill Street, Market Place and Market Street.
  • Clockwise: Fox Street, Brunswick Street, Tower Street, St James Street, Bridge Street, Dawson Street, Bamford Road and Market Street.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to hold the Darn Hill Festival Parade Saturday 6 July 2019.

Expected start and finish: 11.30am-1.15pm on Saturday 6 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Argyle Street - from its easterly junction with Sutherland Road to its westerly junction with Sutherland Road.
  • Argyle Parade - for its entire length.
  • Sutherland Road - from its easterly junction with Argyle Street to its westerly junction with Argyle Street.

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: Heywood
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday 5 August 2019 - Monday, 19 August 2019.
Restriction and location:

  • temporary closure of Atholl Drive for its entire length.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in place. Pedestrian access will not be affected.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday 5 August 2019 - Monday 19 August 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Arnold Avenue - for its entire length.
  • Newhouse Road - for its entire length.
  • Schofield 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: Heywood
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday 5 August 2019 - Monday 19 August 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Coomassie Street - for its entire length.
  • Cartridge Street - for its entire length.
  • George Street - for its entire length.
  • Unity Crescent - for its entire length.
  • Moor 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: 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 repair the level crossing running rails across the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: each night from 11pm-6am Monday 17 June 2019 - Friday 21 June 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 will be Smithy Bridge Road, Milnrow Road (Littleborough), Wildhouse Lane, Kiln Lane, Bridge Street, Rochdale Road, Milnrow Road (Rochdale), Albert Royds Street, Halifax Road and Smithy Bridge Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Reason: to hold the Milnrow and Newhey Carnival Saturday, 22 June 2019.

Expected start and finish:

  • The prohibition of vehicles order will be operative from 12.30pm-2.30pm on Saturday 22 June 2019.
  • The prohibition of waiting order will be operative from 10.30am-2.30pm on Saturday 22 June 2019.

Restriction and location temporary closure of the following:

  • Haugh Lane - for its entire length.
  • Huddersfield Road - from its junction with Haugh Lane to its junction with Newhey Road and Shaw Road.
  • Newhey Road - for its entire length.
  • Dale Street - for its entire length.
  • Station Road - for its entire length.
  • Equitable Street - for its entire length.
  • Harbour Lane North - for its entire length.
  • Bridge Street - from its junction with Harbour Lane North to its junction with Dale Street.
  • Temporary prohibition of waiting along:
  • Haugh Lane - for its entire length.
  • Huddersfield Road - both sides of its junction with Haugh Lane to its junction with Peppermint Close.
  • Newhey Road - the westerly side from the M62 bridge to its junction with New Street.

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 resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: each day from 7.30am-5pm Monday 1 July 2019 - Friday 19 July 2019.
Restriction and location: 

  • temporary closure of Princess Road, from its junction with Rochdale Road to its junction with Heatley Road.

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

Area: Pennines
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Expected start and finish: ongoing

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