Oldham Way: Essential bridge works | Oldham Way: Essential bridge works | Oldham Council

February until late autumn 2023

Oldham Way is one of the busiest stretches of road in the borough and is used every day by thousands of vehicles.

So it is fit for purpose and can be used for years to come, we need to carry out essential maintenance work on the bridges that support it at Waterloo Street and Wellington Street.

Oldham Way will remain open during the work but there will be lane closures taking place.

From February 12 Traffic will be down to one lane in both directions. East bound traffic on Oldham Way will crossover onto the west bound side, between the onslip Road to Emmott Way and return back on to the east bound carriageway after Waterloo Street.

This will remain in place until the end of May, then the switch from west bound traffic over to east bound carriageway will take place from June until early November.

From February 20 Wellington Street will be closed underneath Oldham Way, to all traffic until work is completed in late autumn.

From February 27 Waterloo Street bridge will be closed. 

Dates are subject to change. Pedestrian access will be maintained with any changes signposted in advance.

The council knows this work will cause inconvenience and we apologise for that in advance. Please bear with us – this work will mean the bridges are in a good state of repair.

The council secured funding of £4.174m from the government, to pay for the scheme.

Map of Oldham Way Bridge Work
Map of Oldham Way Bridge Works