Oldham Way, Manchester Street Viaduct to be refurbished


£4.5m of funding has been obtained to refurbish one of the borough’s largest and busiest highway structures, Manchester Street Viaduct.

This will help the structure to be used by tens of thousands of vehicles a day, for many years to come. 

The viaduct positioned at the A62 Oldham Way-Manchester Street roundabout close to Oldham Town Centre is becoming unsafe.

It will undergo concrete repairs and replacement of life-expired components such as expansion joints and bridge deck waterproofing to prevent further disintegration. The work is being done in conjunction with the refurbishment of the bridges on Oldham Way, which were all built in the 1970s.

The work is being funded  by the Department for Transport (DfT) City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS).

The overall refurbishment scheme will cost £6.5m with the council contributing the remaining £2m.

The designs and specifications will be developed in 2023/24 and physical work will start in 2025