Overnight resurfacing work will begin on part of Trafford Road next month as one of Salford’s biggest schemes moves another step closer to completion.
Every junction along the route is being improved to boost the capacity of the road for all users and better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists are being introduced to encourage more green travel.
Online public information sessions are being held next week so local residents and business owners can find out details of the work which will be carried out in sections during April and early May.
The sessions are being held on Tuesday 22 March at 11am and 6pm, Wednesday 23 March at 6pm and Thursday 24 March at 2pm.
Contractors Sisk also produce a newsletter which people can sign up to. Anyone wanting to take part in either the information sessions or receive the newsletter should email firstname.lastname@example.org
Phase one of the resurfacing work will involve the section from Trafford Road bridge to The Quays junction on both sides of the road. Most of the work will be carried out using overnight closures during the week, avoiding match days and other major events to minimise disruption.
Tram services will not be affected but bus diversions are being planned. Diversions for drivers will be signposted via the A56 and Regent Road.
Councillor Mike McCusker, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development, said: “This takes this major project another step closer to final completion. The Trafford Road scheme is part of the Greater Manchester-wide Bee Network programme to create the largest joined up system of walking and cycling routes in the UK.
Our contractors are working hard to keep local residents, businesses and commuters informed and respond promptly to any comments or queries they have. We are doing all we can to try and minimise disruption and thank everyone for their patience as this huge investment scheme progresses.”
The road closures are as follows: Northbound means in the direction of the M602 and southbound in the direction of the A56 and Trafford Park.
Trafford Road northbound (towards M602) will be closed from White City roundabout to Merchants Quay from 8am Saturday 9 April to 6pm Sunday 10 April.
Southbound lane towards Trafford Park remains open.
Northbound – lane towards M602; the southbound lane towards Trafford Park will remain open. Overnight closures run from 7pm to 6am.
From White City roundabout to Merchants Quay, Monday 11 April to Tuesday 12 April
From White City roundabout to The Quays Tuesday 12 April to Wednesday 13, Thursday 21 April to Friday 22 April and Friday 22 April to Saturday 23 April
Southbound – lane towards Trafford Park and the A56; the northbound lane towards the M602 will remain open. Overnight closures run from 7pm to 6am.
Trafford Road closed from the M602 roundabout to Exchange Quay, Wednesday 13 April to Thursday 14 April
Trafford Road closed from the M602 roundabout to Colgate Lane, Tuesday 19 April to Wednesday 20 April
Trafford Road closed from the M602 roundabout to the White City roundabout Wednesday 20 April to Thursday 21 April, Monday 25 April to Tuesday 26 April and again overnight Tuesday 26 April to Wednesday 27 April.
No entry to The Quays, Waterfront Quay and Furness Quay from Trafford Road in both directions Friday 6 May to Saturday 7 May and Wednesday 11 May to Thursday 12 May.