MediaCityUK and the Quays is already one of the UK’s most successful regeneration projects with over 1,000 businesses providing 30,000 jobs and 10,000 residents living there.
The Quays remains a key growth area for the city of Salford with scope to deliver up to 19,000 new homes and up to 18,500 new jobs by 2040. Furthermore, it is forecasted that Salford will experience the largest percentage increase in both employment and GVA over the next 20 years of the ten Greater Manchester districts.
The A5063 Trafford Road is a critical link in the wider city highway network providing a key connection from the M602 to Salford Quays and Trafford beyond. The route is currently congested, particularly during peak hours. In 2013, the congested conditions on Trafford Road contributed to the Secretary of State’s decision to refuse an appeal for a large mixed use development at the Quays. The inspectors report cited a lack of transport infrastructure to support the development and recommended that an ‘Infrastructure Strategy and Delivery Plan’ be prepared to identify the transport infrastructure that would be required to support development aspirations at the Quays.
Salford City Council conducted a feasibility study to understand the potential impacts of growth projections on the local transport networks. The study concluded that the Trafford Road corridor would become increasingly congested and would therefore continue to hinder the growth aspirations for the area. To support these ambitious plans for growth, the study recommended a number of transport infrastructure improvements including a series of junction improvements on the A5063 Trafford Road corridor.
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