Press release

Smoother journeys for drivers on A663 near Oldham

Drivers to benefit from smoother and quieter journeys on the A663 Broadway.

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Drivers will soon be able to benefit from smoother and quieter journeys on the A663 Broadway near Oldham after resurfacing work starts on Monday 22 February.

A 1.5 mile stretch of the A663 Broadway, which links the A627M to the M60, is being resurfaced up to the junction with Foxdenton Lane to tackle chips, cracks and potholes. The Highways England scheme will also include some structural repairs to concrete underneath the road, new sensors to monitor traffic levels, and a lower-noise surface.

Work will take place between 10pm and 5am, Monday to Friday, and until 7am at weekends. Some overnight carriageway closures will be required, with clearly-signed diversions in place. Access for local residents will be maintained at all times.

Highways England’s project manager, John Lyssejko, said:

The new road surface we’re laying on the A663 will make journeys smoother and quieter, benefiting both drivers and nearby residents.

We’re replacing the existing surface with a high-quality product and, although there is no such thing as a silent carriageway, we are confident it will be quieter for residents than the existing broken tarmac.

We’ll do everything we can to minimise any inconvenience, and are carrying out the work overnight when traffic levels are at their lowest.

The resurfacing scheme is due to be completed by the end of April.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 18 February 2016