Rochdale Road and Wash Lane in Bury - junction improvement works

About the scheme

We plan to improve the junction between Wash Lane and Rochdale Road which will reduce queue lengths and improve journey times. The eastbound carriageway will be widened which will allow a longer two-lane approach to the junction. The eastbound footway will also be widened as part of the scheme.  

The works are taking place in conjunction with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

Planned start and finish date of the scheme

  • Planned start date - 1 March 2021.
  • Proposed completion date - 30 June 2021.

Details of the scheme and traffic management

  • Wash Lane will be closed between Willow Street and Rochdale Road so work can be carried out safely.
  • A signed diversion route will be in place via Bond Street and Rochdale Road. 
  • The remainder of Wash Lane will be open to two-way traffic.

The works will be carried out Monday to Friday, but there may be a possibility that some work will be undertaken on a weekend. Unfortunately, when undertaking a scheme of this nature, some disruption is unavoidable; we will try to reduce this disruption as much as possible.

Pedestrians will still be able to use the footway on the south side of Wash Lane. The north side footway will be closed. Access to 239-239 Wash Lane will not be affected.

Plan of the scheme

pdf icon Plan of the Wash Lane junction improvement works [229kb]

Your questions answered

Who is going to control the works?

Both the design and construction of the works are being co-ordinated by Bury Council. Our Engineering Services will be responsible for the supervision of the works throughout the duration of the contract.

What about noise from the works?

The works will be monitored by officers on site to ensure that noise levels are kept to a minimum. There will be a contact telephone
number for raising issues whilst the works are in progress.

Who will be the point of contact for complaints and enquiries during and outside working hours?

There will always be a point of contact to discuss any problems or enquiries. During working hours, a Council officer in the Engineering
Services will be the first point of contact for enquiries. Outside working hours, an emergency, out-of-hours number is available as
shown on this leaflet.

What about access for emergency vehicles?

All the emergency services will be notified well in advance of the commencement of the works and will be made aware of any restrictions in place.

Who do I contact for any enquiries?

If you experience any issues during the construction works then please contact us.

  • Phone 0161 253 5353, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • In an emergency out of the above hours phone: 0161 253 6606.

Important information

The Contractor(s) employed by the Local Authority have a duty to keep the works safe for the benefit of all users of the public highway. If you see anyone tampering with or removing any signs or barriers, particularly overnight, please ring the Emergency number above. You could help prevent an accident.

There have been on occasion, criminals posing as workmen or utility company representatives approaching householders adjacent to highway works using the works as an excuse to gain access to the property for criminal activity. Genuine representatives of utility companies should be able to produce identification and if in any doubt do not allow access and telephone the police.