Road issues in Saddleworth continue

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 13 September 2019

Three way traffic lights and work on a gas pipe will herald the start of essential drain work on a key Saddleworth link road on Monday.

Preparatory  work gets under way on the A62 Oldham Huddersfield Road at Delph near the Saddleworth Business Park.

But Oldham Council say the actual main  works  and road closures will begin on Monday September 30th.

Meantime, in Dobcross, a wayward lorry created a storm on social media after attempting to enter the picturesque village.

This came in the aftermath of an earlier incident which left  householders   reeling when a treasured monument in the village square toppled after being hit by articulated lorry.

After frustrated villagers took to social media urging the installation of  new “no HGV “ signs to keep huge vehicles out.

 One eye witness to the latest incident said : “ The  truck trying to come through Dobcross Village around 7am today.

“This one got half way up Woods Lane and then the driver must have used a bit of common sense and decided not to proceed further. 

“He then reversed down Woods Lane. There must surely be a case for some very prominent signage advising HGV drivers not to attempt to come through the Village.”

Cllr. Max Woodvine visited the village after the latest incident, spoke to the lorry’s owners who apologised for this incident and said that they would make efforts to ensure other vehicles travelling to their site do not go via Dobcross village centre.


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