Wheels in motion for highways improvement programme in Rochdale

Over 60 roads across the borough of Rochdale are being repaired as a major road improvement scheme gets underway. Areas across each township are being treated, with 64 roads, selected using detailed condition data, targeted over the next four weeks as part of the summer micro asphalt programme. The programme involves the filling in of any […]

Winning school recycling illustrations hit the road

Winning entries from a primary school artwork competition are set to be emblazoned on the side of one of Rochdale Council’s bin wagons. The competition asked year 5 children from across the borough of Rochdale to design a comic strip-style story to fit in 4 frames around the importance of recycling and tackling climate change. The high […]

New highways delivery model in Rochdale to boost borough businesses

Rochdale Council is driving forward a new way of delivering highway repair contracts to help boost business for local firms. Until recently a national supplier delivered most of the highways work across the borough. But this contract was formally ended in March 2022 and the council is now looking to set up a new delivery […]

Rochdale Borough Council improves pothole repair times

Rochdale Borough Council has boosted pothole repair times by almost 20%, nearly a year after the service was brought in-house to drive improvements. A number of highways services, which were previously delivered by external contractors, were brought back into council control in March 2022 to give the authority more flexibility over how it maintains and […]

Road repairs in Rochdale on track after highway repairs brought back under council control

Rochdale Borough Council has made major improvements to its pothole-filling performance since taking back control of the service, latest figures reveal. Earlier this year routine highway maintenance work was returned to the management of the council, which has made it easier to react more quickly to requests. New specialist equipment has also been bought to […]

Rochdale Borough Council brings highway maintenance delivery in-house

Rochdale Borough Council’s highways maintenance will be delivered by the council from next month after the service was brought back in-house. Councillor Danny Meredith, the council’s cabinet member for Highways, hailed the move as the start of a new era of improved service delivery. From 1 April 2022 responsibility for pothole repairs, gritting, drainage maintenance work […]

Rochdale to move to 20mph on residential streets

Rochdale Council is to make 20mph the ‘default’ speed limit on residential roads after councillors backed a call for safer streets at a full council meeting this week. Councillors ‘unanimously’ voted to adopt Resolution 11 of the UN’s Stockholm Declaration, which says a 20mph limit should be in place wherever ‘vulnerable road users and vehicles […]

Rochdale brings highway maintenance services in-house

Rochdale council is set to bring all highways maintenance functions back in-house in a move which will give the authority more control and flexibility over how it delivers the vital service. As well as giving the council more control over the delivery of the crucial service, the changes will allow for a more flexible approach […]

Work starts on £150m regeneration scheme on M62

Work to create a brand new link road at junction 19 of the M62 is officially underway, with contractor John Sisk & Son starting the build on site. The project, one of the biggest regeneration schemes in the region, involves the construction of a brand new road to create a new access route from the […]


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