Roadworks, temporary local road closures and restrictions

Date published: 16 November 2020


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


Rochdale: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to hold a temporary coronavirus (Covid-19) testing centre.

Expected start and finish: June 2020 - Friday 30 April 2021.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Packer Street, from its junction with Vicars Gate for a distance of 61 metres in an easterly direction.
  • Temporary closure of Town Hall Square behind the Town Hall, from its junction with Vicar's Gate for a distance of 61 metres in an easterly direction.

Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to promote social distancing measures due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Expected start and finish: July 2020 - Friday 30 April 2021.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Packer Street, from its junction with Nelson Street for a distance of 56 metres in a northerly direction.
  • Temporary one-way operation on Nelson Street. Vehicles will not be able to travel in a westerly direction between the junction with Church Lane and the junction with King Street.

No waiting for any vehicle in the following areas:

  • The east side of King Street, from a point 5 metres north of its junction with Nelson Street to a point 39 metres south of its junction with Fleece Street.
  • The west side of King Street, from its junction with Nelson Street for a distance of 5 metres in a northerly direction.
  • The west side of King Street, from its junction with Fleece Street for a distance of 39 metres in a southerly direction.
  • The east side of Packer Street, from its junction with Fleece Street for a distance of 27 metres in a southerly direction, including the new termination point.
  • The south side of Nelson Street, from a point opposite the easterly kerb of King Street to a point 7 metres west of a point opposite the west kerb of Kong Street.
  • The north side of Nelson Street, from its junction with King Street for a distance of 7 metres in a westerly direction.

No waiting for any vehicles except taxis in the following areas and times:

  • No waiting at any time except for taxis in Town Hall Square, the east side within the parking bay, from a point 3 metres south of its junction with the most northerly access road connecting Packer Street to a point 3 metres north of its junction with the most southerly access road connecting Packer Street.
  • No waiting 6pm-10am except for taxis in Fleece Street, the north side from a point 5 metres east of its junction with King Street for a distance of 14 metres in an easterly direction.
  • No waiting 10am-6pm except for vehicles with a valid disabled persons parking badge in Fleece Street, the north side from a point 5 metres east of its junction with King Street for a distance of 14 metres in an easterly direction.
  • No waiting at any time except for goods vehicles loading and unloading in Nelson Street, both sides from a point 7 metres west of its junction with King Street for a distance of 16 metres in a westerly direction.
  • No waiting at any time except for goods vehicles loading and unloading in King Street, the west side from a point 5 metres north of its junction with Nelson Street to a point 39 metres south of its junction with Fleece Street.
  • No waiting 8am-6pm, maximum stay up to 10 hours, for any vehicle not displaying a valid payment ticket in Nelson Street, the south side from a point 9 metres west of its junction with Church Lane to a point opposite the east kerb of King Street.

Alternative route: the alternative route for Packer Street is The Esplanade, Manchester Road, Drake Street, School Lane and Church Lane.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to install an electric mains in the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8am-6pm each day, Monday 16 November - Wednesday 18 November 2020.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Belfield Mill Lane, from a point 100 metres north of its junction with Albert Royds Street for a distance of 166 metres in a northerly direction.
Alternative route: there are no alternative routes available for vehicles.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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

Expected start and finish: 9pm, Wednesday 18 November - 12midnight, Thursday 19 November 2020.
Restriction and location: temporary one-way working on St Mary's Gate. Vehicles won't be able to travel southbound between the south side of the junction with Hunters Lane for a distance of 169 metres. Northbound traffic won't be affected.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles is Spotland Road, Holland Street, College Road and St Mary's Gate.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Rochdale
Reason: to facilitate core drilling in the highway.

Expected start and finish: 10pm-5am each day, Thursday 19 November - Saturday 21 November 2020.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of the A627(M) southbound slip road from the junction of Edinburgh Way.
Alternative route: the alternative route for vehicles will be Edinburgh Way, Manchester Road and the A627(M).
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Middleton: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Middleton
Expected start and finish: 11 September - 4 December 2020
Reason: to complete the new railway station access.
Restriction and location: temporary:

  • Closure of the pavement 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
  • No 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: a pedestrian crossing will be provided so you can cross onto the north pavement.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council


Heywood: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Heywood
Reason: Virgin Media are currently installing new Fibre Broadband in the Heywood area.
Expected start and finish: ongoing
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 between 9am-5pm. At all other times, please phone our Contact Centre on 0300 303 8875 for emergency work on the highway.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8am-6pm each day from 2 November - Friday 20 November 2020.
Restriction and location:

  • Temporary closure of Rochdale Lane, for its entire length.
  • Temporary closure of Vale Street, for its entire length.

Alternative routes: alternative routes will be signed on street when the closure is in operation. Access will be provided to businesses if required and safe to do so.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to carry out electrical works within the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8am-5.30pm, Wednesday 18 November 2020.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Mine Street, from a point 150 metres north east of its junction with Bamford Road for a distance of 70 metres in a north easterly direction.
Alternative routes: there is no alternative route available.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to replace a defective waste water frame and cover in the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8pm-11pm, Monday 30 November 2020.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Hind Hill Street, from its junction with Market Place and LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way to its junction with Bow Lane.
Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be signed on street when the closure is in operation.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Heywood
Reason: to repair a sewer in the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8am, Monday 30 November - 5pm, Friday 4 December 2020.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Ashworth Road, from a point 110 metres south of its junction with Edenfield Road for a distance of 195 metres in a southerly direction.
Alternative routes: the alternative route for vehicles will be Ashworth Road, Edenfield Road, Moorland Avenue, Bagslate Moor Road, Norden Road, Bury and Rochdale Old Road and Ashworth Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.


Pennines: temporary local road closures and restrictions

Area: Pennines
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8am-6pm each day, Monday 16 November - Friday 4 December 2020.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Ash Close, from its junction with Oakcliffe Road for its entire length.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Reason: to maintain the level crossing signals and telecommunication systems.

Expected start and finish: 11.30pm, Saturday 21 November - 6.30am, Sunday 22 November 2020.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Smithy Bridge Road, from a point 50 metres north-west of the crossing to a point 50 metres south-east of the level crossing.
Alternative routes: 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, Halifax Road (A58) and Smithy Bridge Road.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

Area: Pennines
Reason: to resurface the carriageway.

Expected start and finish: 8am-6pm each day, Monday 23 November - Friday 11 December 2020.
Restriction and location: temporary closure of Starring Way, from its junction with Lime Grove to a point 55 metres west of its junction with Oak Hill.
Alternative routes: alternative routes for vehicles will be signposted on street when the closures are in place.
Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council.

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