Motorways trunk roads and bridges | Highway adoption fees and charges | Oldham Council
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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.

Highways England

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.

Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald (BBMM) manages the Motorway and Trunk Road network in this area on behalf of Highways England. Please report any issues on Highways England’s network directly to Highways England 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.

Weight limits
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