2. Motorways trunk roads and bridges
Oldham Council is the highway authority within the borough of Oldham and is responsible for the maintenance of all publicly adopted roads and footpaths, with the exception of Motorways and Trunk Roads.
National Highways (previously known as the Highways Agency or Highways England) are responsible for the maintenance of Motorways (e.g. M60) and Trunk Roads. A663 Broadway in Chadderton, between A627M and Moston Lane East (Manchester boundary), is the only Trunk Road within the borough of Oldham.
Please report any issues on the National Highways network directly to National Highways at:
Enquiries or damage reports
To report damage or ask a question, contact the Highways and Engineering Service.
Bridge strengthening and weight limits
The maximum permitted weight of lorries is 44 tonnes.
Pending strengthening, public safety is maintained on bridges that are assessed as weak by using temporary weight restrictions or other measures and restrictions.
Work carried out under the strengthening programme gives priority to principal road bridges. For substandard bridges on the non-principal road network, decisions are made whether to permanently weight restrict rather than strengthen.
Each bridge is considered on its merits taking into account safety, economic and environmental factors.
|Location||Weight limit||Alternative route|
|Mill Lane, Failsworth||7.5T weight limit||None|
|Ward Lane, Diggle||17T maximum gross limit||None|
|Station Road, Diggle||17T maximum gross weight||None|