A £15m scheme to improve one of Manchester’s busiest routes has now completed in a bid to decrease journey times to and from Salford.
The major project covered increasing traffic flow and limiting idling in congested traffic, with extensive works to junctions at Dawson Street, Regent Road, and Trinity Way in Manchester.
Regent Road and Ordsall Lane have also seen improvements while works have also been carried out around the Mancunian Way, the A56, and the A5607 roundabout.
Improvements have included fully pedestrianised crossings at all junction; adding extra lanes; and investment in cycling routes.
The project began at the end of August last year but has been hit by the collapse of its original contractor; Dawnus had been appointed to carry out the job but work stalled after the Swansea-based contractor entered administration in March this year.
Cllr Angeliki Stogia, executive member for environment, planning and transport for Manchester City Council, said: “First of all, a big thank you to our residents as well as all road users for your patience while we completed this major project. Although disruption is inevitable during improvement schemes of this size, the project will deliver a real improvement for drivers, and pedestrians.
“The team working on the project have done so having to navigate major challenges that have been out of our control, not least this summer’s extremely poor weather and the need to replace the main contractor during the project. Despite this, the works have been completed as quickly as possible, while limiting disruption to residents and road users.
“We are committed to delivering essential schemes that will provide lasting benefits for all of our road users and keep our city moving. In Regent Road, I believe we have done that and have improved the route for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians for years to come.”