Liverpool Street Corridor receives £500k funding boost

Liverpool Street Corridor has received a £506k funding boost from the Mayors Challenge Fund (MCF) to benefit walkers and cyclists.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority approved the funding at its meeting on Friday 12 February. The cash is the final piece in the jigsaw to put the scheme into action.

The scheme will see more attractive and improved routes for walkers and include segregated cycle lanes for those on bikes while also maintaining capacity for general traffic.

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “It’s great news that the Liverpool Street Corridor received the remaining funding approval last week to put the scheme into action. This follows the decision in January at the council’s Procurement meeting where the contract was awarded.

“Liverpool Street lies between Albion Way and Oldfield Road and is one of the three key transport routes into the city centre from the west.

“The new design will make it easier for people to travel into the city centre.”

The overall project is valued at £3,106,170.70, comprising of; £2,500,000 of Growth Deal 2 funding, £100,000 of Local Match and £506,170.70 of Mayors Challenge Fund (MCF).

The main components of the scheme are:

  • Introduction of 1.36km of Footway level cycle track
  • Raised plateaus at junctions, with cycle priority
  • Tighter road junction radii to slow turning vehicles whilst allowing for turning movements.
  • Existing ghost islands in central reservation removed and space re assigned to footway/cycleway to provide a 2m wide footway and a 2m wide footway level cycle track
  • Green infrastructure to increase the segregation space between carriageway and the cycle track wherever possible
  • Improved pedestrian and cyclist crossing facilities, relocated to points adjacent to bus stops and the introduction of a controlled centrally located crossing
  • Improved bus stops to support increased bus flows and patronage in the future.
  • Bus stop bypasses to reduce conflicts between buses, pedestrians and cyclists and allow for increased flows in the future.

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Date published
Monday 15 February 2021

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