Trafford Road engagement

John Sisk and Sons have been appointed to carry out these works. The enabling works have started and the main works are scheduled to commence on 22 February 2021 with a current planned completion of spring 2022.

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Upcoming works

To allow the main works to start the week commencing 22 February, TfGM and Urban Traffic Control will be working on the existing traffic signals at the following locations:

Location Anticipated start date Anticipated duration
Trafford Road / Ordsall Lane Junction 8 February 2021 5 days
Trafford Road / Merchants Quay Junction 15 February 2021 5 days
The Quays / Waterfront Quay Junction 22 February 2021 5 days
The Quays / Furness Quay Junction 1 March 2021 5 days

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. 

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

Who to contact

0161 779 6060

This page was last updated on 10 February 2021

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