Rochdale drivers en route to better town centre roads

posted 9 Jul 2014, 06:51 by Rochdale TC   [ updated 9 Jul 2014, 08:07 ]

A series of highways improvement works in Rochdale town centre will continue with work to make Milton Street two-way.  

The work on Milton Street, which links Baillie Street and Smith Street, will take place later this year and last four weeks making it easier for motorists to get around the town centre and access the Baillie Street car park.

The move means that drivers who are travelling down Smith Street from John Street will be able to turn right at the mini roundabout outside Mecca Bingo and the former St Andrews Church site.

This change will also improve access to the 200 space car park which will be constructed on the site of the old bus station once demolition has been completed and before construction of the town centre east scheme begins.

Occasional road closures may be needed on Milton Street, but these will take place overnight to minimise disruption.

Cllr Jacqui Beswick, Cabinet Member for Highways at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “These changes will ensure that our residents and visitors are can move around Rochdale town centre safely and easily during this time of rapid change.”