Roadworks, temporary local road closures and restrictions

Date published: 17 October 2019


Information on current and forthcoming roadworks and road closures across the borough.


Area: Rochdale
Reason: to reset a gas manhole cover lid in the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 9.30am-3pm from Tuesday 24 September - Thursday 21 November 2019, or until the work is completed, whichever comes sooner.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Newgate, from its junction with St Mary's Gate to a point 10 metres in an easterly direction, in an easterly direction only.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is St Mary's Gate, The Esplanade and Newgate.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to repair a water main.

Expected start and finish: 9am, Wednesday 9 October 2019 for a maximum of 21 days, until Wednesday 30 October 2019.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Cecil Street, from a point 10 metres west of its junction with Pomona Street to a point 10 metres east of its junction with Pomona Street.
  • Temporary suspension of one way working on Pomona Street and Pullman Street.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Penrith Street, Deeplish Road and Pullman Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Thursday 3 October - 5.30pm, Wednesday 17 October 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Foxholes Road, from the junction with Blanche Street to its junction with Regent Street.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on site.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to repair a water manhole cover in the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 4am-10am, Sunday 3 November 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Drake Street, from a point 5 metres south of its junction with South Parade for a distance of 20 metres in a southerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be South Parade, Newgate, St Marys Gate, John Street, Molesworth Street, Milnrow Road and Drake Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to hold the Milaad Procession.

Expected start and finish: 10.45am-2.15pm, Saturday 9 November 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of:

  • Crawford Street, from its junction with Oldham Road to a point 140 metres east of its junction with Dodgson Street.
  • Oldham Road, at its junction with Crawford Street and Durham Street.
  • Durham Street, from its junction with Oldham Road to its junction with Hare Street.
  • Hare Street, from its junction with Durham Street to its junction with Milkstone Road.
  • Milkstone Road, from its junction with Hare Street to its junction with Deeplish Road.
  • Deeplish Road, for its entire length.
  • Ashfield Road, from its junction with Deeplish Road to its junction with Boundary Street.
  • Boundary Street, for its entire length.
  • Tweedale Street, from its junction with Boundary Street to its junction with Castlemere Street.
  • Castlemere Street, for its entire length.
  • Drake Street, from its junction with Castlemere Street to its junction with Church Stile.
  • Church Stile, for its entire length.
  • Church Lane, for its entire length.
  • Fleece Street, for its entire length.
  • Packer Street, from its junction with South Parade to its junction with Town Hall Square.

Alternative route: the closure of the above streets will be a rolling road closure. 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 hold the Remembrance Day memorial service and parade.

Expected start and finish:      

  • The prohibition of vehicles on Yorkshire Street, South Parade, Packer Street, The Esplanade, Vicar's Gate and Newgate will be operative from 10am-12.30pm, Sunday 10 November 2019.
  • The prohibition of vehicles on the Town Hall Square (rear of the town hall) will be operative from 8am-12.30pm, Sunday 10 November 2019.
  • The prohibition of vehicles on the Esplanade, the entire enclosed car parking area south of the main carriageway and the Town Hall Square (side of the town hall) will be operative from 8am-6pm, Sunday 10 November 2019.
  • The prohibition of waiting on Yorkshire Street, The Esplanade, the Town Hall Square (rear of the town hall), Vicar's Gate and Newgate will be operative from 12.01am-12.30pm, Sunday 10 November 2019.
  • The prohibition of waiting on the Esplanade, the entire enclosed car parking area and the Town Hall Square (side of the town hall) will be operative from 12.01am-6pm, Sunday 10 November 2019.

Restriction and location: Temporary closure of:

  • Yorkshire Street, from its junction with John Street to its junction with South Parade.
  • South Parade, from its junction with Drake Street to its junction with The Esplanade and Newgate.
  • The Esplanade, from its junction with South Parade and Newgate to its junction with Vicar's Gate.
  • The Esplanade, the entire enclosed car parking area south of the main carriageway.
  • The Town Hall Square (both the side and rear of the town hall) for its entirety.
  • Packer Street, from its junction with South Parade to its junction with Fleece Street.
  • Vicar's Gate, for its entire length.
  • Newgate, from its junction with The Esplanade, for a distance of 100 metres in a north-westerly direction.

Temporary prohibition of waiting along:

  • Yorkshire Street, both sides of its junction with John Street to its junction with South Parade.
  • The Esplanade, both sides, from its junction with South Parade and Newgate to its junction with Vicar's Gate.
  • The Esplanade, the entire enclosed car parking area south of the main carriageway.
  • The Town Hall Square (both the side and rear of the town hall) for its entirety.
  • Vicar's Gate, for its entire length.
  • Newgate, the north side of its junction with The Esplanade and South Parade, for a distance of 100 metres in a north-westerly direction.

Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles on The Esplanade is Newgate, St Mary's Gate and The Esplanade. Due to the nature and duration of the event, it is not necessary for any other alternative routes to be in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to hold the Norden Remembrance Day memorial service.

Expected start and finish: 7am-2pm, Sunday 10 November 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Woodhouse Lane, from its junction with Shawfield Lane for a distance of 45 metres in a north-westerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Shawfield Lane, Edenfield Road and Woodhouse Lane.
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 construct the new railway station access.

Expected start and finish: 8am, Wednesday 7 August 2019 - Tuesday 4 February 2020.
Restriction and location:

  • Prohibition of pedestrians from proceeding along the southerly footway of 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.
  • Prohibition of waiting on the northerly 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: 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 Friday 4 October - Friday 18 October 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure to vehicles of the following:

  • Cheltenham Road - for its entire length.
  • Ledbury Close - 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 routes for vehicles will be signed on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Middleton
Reason: to install bridge strike plates.

Expected start and finish: 10pm-5am each night, Monday 14 October - Friday 18 October 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Joshua Lane, from its junction with Oak Street to its junction with Hercules Green.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Mills Hill Road, Oldham Road, Townley Street, Grimshaw Lane, Lees Street and Joshua Lane.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Middleton
Reason: to hold the Middleton Remembrance Sunday Parade.

Expected start and finish: 10am-12noon, Sunday 10 November 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure to vehicles of the following:

  • Park Road, for its entire length.
  • Long Street, from its junction with the Assheton Way, Eastway, Long Street and Market Street roundabout to its junction with Manchester New Road.
  • Manchester New Road, from its junction with Long Street to its junction with the Middleton Way and Oldham roundabout.
  • Middleton Way and Oldham roundabout, for its entire circumference.
  • Middleton Way, both sides, for its entire length.
  • Manchester Old Road and Middleton Way roundabout, for its entire circumference.
  • Manchester Old Road, from the Manchester Old Road and Middleton Way roundabout to the Garden of Remembrance.

Alternative route: due to the nature and duration of the event, it isn't necessary for alternative routes to be 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: 7.30am-5pm each day from Saturday 14 September 2019 - Monday 4 November 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 repair the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday 21 October - 5pm, Friday 25 October 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Queen's Park Road, from its junction with Bury and Rochdale Old Road to a point 350 metres in a southerly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Bury and Rochdale Old Road, Bamford Road, Market Place, York Street and Queen's Park Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to hold the Heywood Remembrance Sunday Parade.

Expected start and finish:      

  • The closure to vehicles will be operative from 10am-12.30pm, Sunday 10 November 2019.
  • The prohibition of waiting will be operative from 6am-12.30pm, Sunday 10 November 2019.

Restriction and location: Temporary closure of:

  • Tower Street, from its junction with School Street to its junction with Brunswick Street.
  • St James Street, for its entire length.
  • Bridge Street, from its junction with St James Street to its junction with Market Street.
  • Market Street, for its entire length.
  • Market Place, from its junction with Market Street to its junction with L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way.
  • L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC, for its entire length.
  • Hind Hill Street, from its junction with Market Place and L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way to its junction with Pine Street.
  • Pine Street, for its entire length.
  • Hornby Street, from its junction with Pine Street to its junction with Church Street.
  • Church Street, from its junction with Hornby Street to its junction with L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way.
  • York Street, from its junction with Queens Park Road to its junction with Market Place.
  • Bamford Road, from its junction with Dawson Street to its junction with Market Place.

Temporary prohibition of waiting along:

  • Hind Hill Street - both sides, from its junction with Market Place and L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way to its junction with Pine 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 facilitate works to a new housing development.

Expected start and finish: 6.01pm, Monday 4 November 2019 - 6pm, Friday 1 May 2020.
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.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Cedar Avenue and Furness Avenue.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to hold the Heywood Christmas Festival.

Expected start and finish:      

The closures concerning L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way and Hind Hill Street will be operative from 3.30pm-6pm, Saturday 23 November 2019.

The other closures listed will be operative from 4pm-5pm, Saturday, 23 November 2019.

Restriction and location: Temporary closure of:

  • Tower Street, from its junction with School Street to its junction with Brunswick Street.
  • St James Street, for its entire length.
  • Garden Street, from a point 1 metre north of Bridge Street to its junction with Bridge Street.
  • Bridge Street, from its junction with St James Street to its junction with Market Street.
  • Market Street, for its entire length.
  • Market Place, for its entire length.
  • Hind Hill Street, from its junction with Bow Lane to its junction with L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way.
  • L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, for its entire length.
  • York Street, from its junction with Queens Park Road to its junction with Market Place.
  • Bamford Road, from its junction with Dawson Street to the junction of Market Place.

Alternative route:

  • The alternative route for the festival area (L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way) will be York Street and Hartley Street.
  • The alternative route for the parade will be Hartley Street, York Street, Queens Park Road, Bury and Rochdale Old Road, Bamford Road, West Starkey Street, Bank Top Street, Cherwell Avenue and Peel Street.

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: 9.30am-3.30pm each day from Wednesday 28 August 2019 - Thursday 17 October 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 replace the level crossing running rails in the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 12.20am-9am, Sunday 20 October 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 and Halifax Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Reason: to resurface Whitehead Street.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Monday 21 October - 5pm, Sunday 27 October 2019.
Restriction and location:

  • temporary closure of Whitehead Street, from its junction with Crossley Street to its junction with Rochdale Road.
  • temporary suspension of one-way working along Crossley Street.
  • temporary prohibition of waiting along both sides of Moorhouse Fold, from its junction with Rochdale Road for a distance of 15 metres in a south-westerly direction.

Alternative route: alternative routes for vehicles using Whitehead Street will be Crossley Street and Moorhouse Fold.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Reason: to investigate and repair the water main in the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 7.30am, Thursday 24 October - 6pm, Monday 28 October 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Chapel Gate, from its junction with Dale Street for a distance of 30 metres in a north-easterly direction.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Dale Street, Smith Hill, and St James Street.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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

Expected start and finish: 12.20am-9am, Sunday 27 October 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 and Halifax Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Reason: to hold the Littleborough Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade.

Expected start and finish:

  • The temporary prohibition of vehicles will be operative from 10am-12.30pm, Sunday 10 November 2019.
  • The temporary prohibition of waitng will be operative from 8am-12.30pm, Sunday 10 November 2019.

Restriction and location: Temporary closure to vehicles of:

  • Hare Hill Road, from its junction with Lyndale Drive to its junction with Church Street.
  • Church Street, from its junction with Hare Hill Road to its junction with Todmorden Road.
  • Station Road, from its junction with Church Street to its junction with Railway Street.
  • Peel Street, from its junction with Station Road to its junction with Morgan Street.

Temporarily prohibit vehicles from waiting at any time along:

  • Station Road, both sides from its junction with Church Street to its junction with Railway Street.
  • Peel Street, both sides from its junction with Station Road to its junction with Morgan Street.
  • Church Street, the north side from a point 28 metres east of its junction with Hare Hill Road for a distance of 12 metres in an easterly direction. 

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 hold the Milnrow Remembrance Parade.

Expected start and finish: 10am-12noon, Sunday 10 November 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure to vehicles of:

  • Harmony Street, from its junction with Moorland Avenue to its junction with Cornfield Street.
  • Cornfield Street, from its junction with Harmony Street to its junction with Dale Street.
  • Dale Street, from its junction with Cornfield Street to its junction with Newhey Road.
  • Newhey Road, from its junction with Dale Street to its junction with the entrance to the John Milne Public House.

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 hold the Wardle Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade.

Expected start and finish: 1.30pm-4pm, Sunday 10 November 2019.
Restriction and location: temporary closure to vehicles of:

  • Ramsden Road, from its junction with Wardle Fold to its junction with Wardle Road.
  • Wardle Road, from its junction with Ramsden Road to its junction with Kings Grove.

Alternative routes:

  • The closure of Ramsden Road will be a rolling closure from Wardle Fold to Birch Road. Therefore, it is not necessary for alternative routes to be in place.
  • The alternative route for the closure of Wardle Road is Ramsedn Road, Birch Road and Halifax Road.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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