Oldham Road

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Updated: Monday 25 January

🚧 Resurfacing works have begun on the A62 Oldham Road in Failsworth. See the roads section below for more information.

  • Begins Monday 4 January
  • A62 Oldham Road

Advice for drivers πŸš—

🚧 Starting on Monday 4 January, in Failsworth, works will begin and head towards Manchester (junction of Gateway) on A62 Oldham Road. This phase of works will last until early February.

🚧 The current phase of works is at the junction of Oldham Road and Thorp Road until 26 January. Side Roads will be closed during this section.

🚦 Day time two-way signals will be in place alongside lane closures and overnight full closures.

🟒 Drivers should Re-time their journey to quieter periods of the day and if you have to make an essential journey in the area - Allow an extra 10 minutes.

Future traffic management

🚧 From Wednesday 3 February, the resurfacing works will take place in stages between A6010 Queens Road and Addington Street (Manchester City Centre). These phases of works will last until early March.

🚦 Day time lane closures, overnight road closures and also weekend full closures will be in place.

Alternative travel

Public transport is safe to use, however it should be used for essential journeys only. Consider active travel options such as cycling and walking especially for shorter journeys.

Metrolink 🚈

On weekdays, all Metrolink lines will run at a 10-minute frequency until 7pm when they will then operate every 20 minutes.

Click here for the quietest times to travel on the tram.

Can't travel the whole way by Metrolink? Many stops have free Park and Ride sites and cycling storage facilities.

If travelling from the north, there are also three Park and Ride sites available:

  • Hollinwood with 202 spaces – 20-minute journey time to the city centre.
  • Mumps with 286 spaces – 27-minute journey time to the city centre.
  • Derker with 267 spaces - 30 minute journey time to the city centre. Cycle Hub available. Cycle lockers available.

For those making essential journeys, follow our guidance. You must now wear a face covering, unless you are exempt. Exemptions include children under the age of 11 and anyone with a disability or condition which means they are unable to wear one.

Bus 🚌

Several bus services to the north of the works have the advantage of a dedicated bus lane on Oldham Road which will help make time up and bypass the traffic. Hop on the:

Cycling 🚲 and Walking 🚢

During the works, local and shorter trips may be quicker by walking/cycling.

In order to protect people, ease pressure on our public transport system and keep traffic moving, we’re encouraging everyone to walk and cycle where possible - especially for shorter trips.

We’ve got loads of handy tips and advice available to help you give it a go

Useful Links

Find out more information on the scheme