Trafford Road engagement

The A5063 Trafford Road improvements scheme includes a package of measures to support access to MediaCityUK, Salford Quays and Ordsall. The package includes optimisation of the traffic signals, provision of additional traffic lanes to assist turning traffic, and improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. 

Salford City Council has secured funding of approximately £20m to facilitate the scheme, with £10.5m secured from Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Growth Deal Fund, and £4.8m secured from GMCA Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund. 

The key scheme objectives are to improve junction capacity to enable continued growth across Salford Quays, and to improve pedestrian and cycling links both along and across the corridor to improve social connectivity to the Ordsall Community and beyond. 

Trafford Road visualisation
Visualisation of Trafford Road

The scheme proposals are as follows:

  • To review and improve the following junctions to operate more efficiently and improve capacity:
    • Trafford Road/Broadway
    • Trafford Road/The Quays
    • Trafford Road/Ordsall Lane
    • Trafford Road/Exchange Quay/Clippers Quay
    • The Quays/Waterfront Quay
    • The Quays/Furness Quay
  • To enhance the Trafford Road corridor by improving capacity redefining the central reservation, carriageway and footway widths
  • To review existing materials and ensure consistency throughout the corridor
  • To incorporate a cycle route along the corridor 
  • To improve pedestrian facilities throughout
  • To support and complement existing and future development

Engagement events

A number of engagement events were held in July and August to provide further details of the junction and cycling improvements. 

A typical junction and cross section are shown in the drawings below.

The scheme is currently at detailed design stage, and the main construction works are anticipated between summer 2020 and early 2022.

If you wish to discuss the proposed project then please contact the project manager for the scheme by emailing TraffordRoadComms@salford.gov.uk

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This page was last updated on 27 August 2019

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