Improving the transport network in Salford

A £944,000 package of highway improvement work in Salford will start on Thursday 15 June.

Delivered in partnership by Salford City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), the Salford Bolton Network Improvement (SBNI) scheme is designed to make the transport network more efficient by increasing capacity at junctions, improving traffic flow and reducing congestion.

It is supported by Central Government through the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal fund.

The first phase of improvements in Salford will involve work at five locations:

  • A6 Manchester Road / Hilton Lane junction
    Traffic signals will be upgraded, the junction will be resurfaced, two bus stops will be improved and new bus shelters will be installed.
  • Walkden Railway Station
    Improved pedestrian crossings and taxi waiting area, improved public realm fronting the station and the relocation of bus stops closer to the station.
  • Eccles Old Road / Langworthy Road junction
    Traffic signals will be upgraded, alterations will be made to the junction to enhance pedestrian and cyclist safety and the junction will be resurfaced.
  • Seedley Road / Langworthy Road junction
    Traffic signals will be upgraded, existing traffic islands will be removed, alterations will be made to the junction to enhance pedestrian and cyclist safety and the junction will be resurfaced.
  • Fitzwarren Street bus stop
    The bus stop will be upgraded and a new shelter will be installed.

The schemes have been designed by Urban Vision on behalf of Salford City Council, with AE Yates Ltd as the confirmed contractor.

The works are expected to be complete by the end of 2017. Whilst every effort will be made to minimise disruption and to keep traffic moving, motorists are warned of potential delays in the vicinity of the works and are recommended to allow extra time for their journey.

All specific information regarding road works will be communicated on our current roadworks page.

Councillor Roger Jones, Executive Support for Transport at Salford City Council, said: “It is important that the works take place to make journey times better for everyone – but I would like to apologise for the potential disruption while they take place.

“A key part of the improvements is also to make places more pedestrian friendly and safer.”

Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the TfGM Committee, added: “The SBNI programme, across a number of areas in Salford and Bolton, is designed to make the transport network more efficient overall, improve pedestrian safety and provide better access to employment and education opportunities, health and leisure.

“It’s great that work in Salford is now under way; small improvements at key points on the road network will make a positive difference to many journeys.”

Find out more about the Salford Bolton Network Improvement scheme.

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Date published
Tuesday 13 June 2017
Reference number
17-8418

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