Permanent changes to one-way streets in Oldham town centre will start to come into effect next week.
As part of the works to bring Metrolink to Oldham town centre, the direction of traffic flow on Greaves Street, Queen Street, Retiro Street and Waterloo Street is being reversed.
The changes are being made in stages, with the first phase – Greaves Street and Waterloo Street – coming into effect from Tuesday 16 July. Changes to Queen Street and Retiro Street will follow on 6 August. The alterations, which support Oldham Council’s aspirations for the area, will be clearly signposted and pedestrian access will not be affected.
For more information on these changes, contact the Future Metrolink engagement team by calling 0161 244 1555 or by emailing email@example.com.
Councillor Dave Hibbert, Cabinet Member for Housing and the Environment, said: “Oldham Council is committed to regenerating the Town Centre and reversing the flow of traffic on these four streets fits into our overall plan.The transformation of the Old Town Hall into a cinema and family entertainment complex is a vital piece of the jigsaw and to ensure this plan is successful the land around Clegg Street is required, meaning traffic will no longer be able to travel up it. This will have a knock-on effect on the neighbouring roads so this is why the measures also need to be implemented on them.
“Three of the four roads are currently closed to traffic so this is a good time to implement the plan, rather than cause even more disruption at a later date. We understand this new traffic system will get some getting used to but it is the best approach to keep traffic moving and for the long-term future of our Town Centre.”