Roadworks, road closures and restrictions

Date published: 11 July 2019


We are aware of the 4-way traffic lights at the mini roundabout on Falinge Road, Sheriff Street and Howard Street but awaiting confirmation of the purpose and expected duration of these works. We expect to have a separate article about these online later today (11 July).


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

Expected start and finish: 7am Monday 29 April 2019 - 12midnight Friday 23 August 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 resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 6am-8pm on weekends from Monday 22 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of and prohibition of waiting along:

  • Oldham Road from its junction with Kingsway to its junction with Durham Street.
  • Kingsway from its junction with Oldham Road to its junction with Turf Hill Road.

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

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 6am-8pm on weekends from Monday 22 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of and prohibition of waiting along:

  • Edenfield Road from its junction with Bagslate Moor Road to its junction with Ings Lane.
  • Bagslate Moor Road from its junction with Edenfield Road to its junction with Martlett Avenue.
  • Norden Road from its junction with Martlett Avenue to its junction with Bury and Rochdale Old Road.
  • Ings Lane from its junction with Edenfield Road to its junction with Rooley Moor Road.
  • Mellor Street from its junction with Spotland Road to its junction with College Road.
  • Bury Road from its junction with Mellor Street to its junction with Sandy Lane.
  • College Road from its junction with Mellor Street to its junction with St Mary's Gate.

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

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 6am-8pm on weekends from Monday 22 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of and prohibition of waiting along Milnrow Road from its junction with Fishwick Street to its junction with Bertha Road.

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

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday 8 July 2019 - Monday 22 July 2019.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Ennerdale Road for its entire length and Rosemount for its entire length. Pedestrian access won't be affected.

Alternative route: the 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: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday 8 July 2019 - Monday 22 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the following roads. Pedestrian access won't be affected.

  • Sefton Road for its entire length.
  • Cheltenham Road for its entire length.
  • Ledbury Close 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: Middleton
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday 8 July 2019 - Monday 22 July 2019.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Kingsley Road for its entire length and Green Street for its entire length. Pedestrian access won't be affected.

Alternative route: the 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: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday 8 July 2019 - Monday 22 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the following roads. Pedestrian access won't be affected.

  • Cedar Road for its entire length.
  • York Road East for its entire length.
  • York Road West for its entire length.
  • Lincoln 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: Middleton
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday 8 July 2019 - Monday 22 July 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the following roads. Pedestrian access won't be affected.

  • Kingswood Road for its entire length.
  • Kirkstall Road for its entire length.
  • Pershore 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: Middleton
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday 22 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure and prohibition of waiting on the following roads:

  • Stanycliffe Lane from its junction with Boarshaw Road to its junction with Tennyson Road.
  • Grimshaw Lane from its junction with Townley Street to its junction with Greengate.

Alternative route: the 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: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday 22 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure and prohibition of waiting on the following roads:

  • Heywood Old Road from its junction with Manchester Road to its junction with Langley Lane.
  • Langley Lane from its junction with Heywood Old Road to its junction with Hollin Lane.
  • Wood Street from its junction with Eastway to its junction with Bowness Road.
  • Manchester Old Road from its junction with Broad Street to its junction with Croft Gates Road. 

Alternative route: the 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: 7.30am on Monday 22 July 2019 - 5pm on Friday 30 August 2019.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Windermere Road from its junction with Wood Street to a point 50 metres south of its junction with Ennerdale Road.

Alternative route: Resurfacing will take place in sections along the length of highway stated above. 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 work on 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 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 resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 6am-8pm each day from Monday 22 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Moss Hall Road from its northerly junction with Pilsworth Road to its junction with Heap Street.
  • Whittle Lane from its junction with Moss Hall Road to its junction with Heywood Old Road.

Alternative route: alternative routes 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: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday 22 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Pilsworth Road from its junction with Bridge Street to its junction with Tower Street.
  • Church Street from its junction with Rochdale Road to its junction with LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way.
  • LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way from its junction with Church Street to its junction with Hind Hill Street.

Alternative route: alternative routes 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: 5am-7.30am and 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 6am-8pm on weekends from Monday 22 July 2019 - Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Manchester Road from its junction with Ormerod Street to its junction with Manchester Street.
  • Manchester Street from its junction with Manchester Road to its junction with Rochdale Road.

Temporary suspension of:

  • Waiting limited 30 minutes, 7.30am-6.30pm, Monday-Saturday, no return within 1 hour: Manchester Street - the south side from a point 44 metres east of its junction with Bowling Green Street, for a distance of 33 metres in a south-easterly direction.
  • Waiting limited 30 minutes, 8am-6pm, Monday-Saturday, no return within 1 hour, 30 minutes: Manchester Street - the north-east side, from a point 30 metres south-east of its junction with Rochdale Road, for a distance of 30 metres in a south-easterly direction. 

Alternative route: alternative routes 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 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: Heywood
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-4.30pm each day from Monday 12 August 2019 - Friday 23 August 2019.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Sutherland Road 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: 8am-5pm each day from Monday 12 August 2019 - Friday 23 August 2019 as required..
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Hardfield Street for its entire length.
  • Churchill Close 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: Heywood
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-5pm each day from Wednesday 11 September 2019 - Tuesday 1 October 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: 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.
  • 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.

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 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
Reason: to repair a leaking water valve in the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: each day from 7am on Sunday 7 July 2019 to 23:59 on Sunday 28 July 2019 or until the work is completed, whichever is sooner.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Shore Road, from its junction with Furness Avenue to its junction with Kirkstall Avenue.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Furness Avenue, Tintern Avenue and Kirkstall Avenue.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish:

  • Nall Street will be closed from 7.30am-5pm each day from Monday 8 July 2019 - Friday 19 July 2019.
  • Edmund Street and New Street will be closed from 7.30am-5pm each day from Monday 29 July 2019 - Friday 9 August 2019.

Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Nall Street from its junction with Bridge Street for a distance of 17 metres in a northerly direction.
  • Edmund Street from its junction with Dale Street to its junction with Clifton Street.
  • New Street from its junction with Newhey Road to its junction with Royds Street.

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

Area: Pennines
Reason: to replace the level crossing running rails across the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 12.30am-8.15am on Sunday 14 July 2019.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Smithy Bridge 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 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 resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-5pm each day from Monday 15 July 2019 to Friday 26 July 2019.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Old Road from its junction with Halifax Road to its junction with Weddle Farm Way.

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: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 9.30-3.30pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday 15 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Hare Hill Road from its junction with Calderbrook Road to its junction with Boundary Street.

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: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 9.30-3.30pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday 15 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Smith Hill from its junction with Crossgates Road to its junction with Hurstead Road.

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: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday 15 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Kiln Lane from its junction with Wildhouse Lane to its junction with Alpine Drive.
  • Crossgates Road from its junction with Smith Hill to its junction with Kiln Lane.
  • Pennine Drive from its junction with Kiln Lane to its junction with Severn Drive.

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

Area: Pennines
Reason: to hold the Rushbearing Festival.

Expected start and finish:

  • The prohibition of vehicles will be operative from 8am-6.30pm on Sunday 21 July 2019.
  • The prohibition of waiting at any time will be operative from 12.01am-6.30pm on Sunday 21 July 2019.

Restriction and location: temporary closure of, and waiting at any time along, Station Road, from its junction with Church Street to its junction with Peel Street.
Alternative route: the alternative routes for vehicles is Church Street, Morgan Street and Peel Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-5pm each day from Monday 22 July 2019 to Friday 2 August 2019 as required.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Arm Road from its junction with New Road to its junction with James Street.

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: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-5pm each day from Monday 22 July 2019 to Monday 5 August 2019 as required.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Great Howarth 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: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-5pm each day from Monday 22 July 2019 to Monday 5 August 2019 as required.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Ashfield Lane 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: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am-5pm each day from Monday 22 July 2019 to Monday 5 August 2019 as required.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Cleggswood Avenue from its junction with Smithy Bridge Road to its junction with Wood Bank Road.

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: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.3pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday 22 July 2019 to Monday 5 August 2019 as required.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Bentgate Street from its junction with Bentgate Close to its junction with Whitebeam Close.
  • Sycamore Avenue for its entire length.
  • Hawthorn Lane 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: Pennines
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday 22 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Wardle Road from its junction with Kings Grove to its junction with Princess Avenue.

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: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3.30pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday 22 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.

  • Restriction and location: temporary closure of Whitelees Road from its junction with Featherstall Road to its junction with Wardle Street.

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: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish:

  • Smithy Brige Road will be closed from 5.30am-7.30am and 9.30am-3.30pm each day on weekdays and 8am-5pm on weekends from Monday 22 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.
  • Lake Bank will be closed from 5am-7.30am each day from Monday 22 July 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 as required.

Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Smithy Bridge Road from its junction with Halifax Road to its junction with Fletchers Road.
  • Lake Bank from its junction with Milbury Drive to its junction with Rakewood Road.

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

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