Oldham Road improvement works to start next week

  • Friday 10 May 2024

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A project to improve the roads and footpaths along a key road in the Ancoats area will shortly begin.

As part of the Streets For All programme several road improvements will be introduced in Oldham Road between Bengal Street and Portland Street, just north of the city centre.

These works will consist of measures to:

  • Improve the safety of cycleways
  • Improve crossings and footpaths across Oldham Road, providing additional safety to pedestrians crossing
  • Install new traffic signals at the junction of Oldham Road and Radium Street
  • Replace the road surface
  • Apply new road markings

The improvement scheme will start on Monday, May 13, and is expected be completed in the Autumn of 2024.

The first phase of the project will take 2-3 weeks to complete and will require a single lane closure on both carriageways of Oldham Road between Bengal Street and Poland Street.

For further detail on timescales please visit the scheme website by following this link.

Councillor Tracey Rawlins, Executive Member for Environment and Transport said: “As part of our ongoing work across the city we are looking at ways to make journeys safer for all our residents and improve transport links along key transport arteries.

“The Oldham Road corridor is an extremely busy and well-used stretch of road, providing a link to Ancoats and the city centre, which is why it’s important that this work takes place.

“Updates will be provided as the work progresses, and as ever I’d advise people to plan their journey in advance to make sure any disruption can be minimised.”

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