Salford Junction

Salford advances major road projects

Salford Council is set to sign off a series of highway improvements, chief among them the commitment of £4.5m to the Trafford Road corridor vital for accessing MediaCity and Salford Quays.

Trafford Road is described as a key transport artery, running from the M602 to the bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal where it enters Trafford borough. The project aims to deliver improved capacity for vehicles and reduce congestion by introducing new layouts at key junctions and enhancing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists for movements both along and across Trafford Road.

The council officers’ report specifically mentions key development areas such as Furniss Quay, Clippers Quay, Ordsall Lane and Broadway.

The project is costed at around £19.8m, with £4.8m coming from Mayor’s Challenge Fund, £10.5m from the Growth Deal, and this £4.5m in match-funding from the council.

As a Growth Deal 3 major project, that part of the funding must be spent by the end of March 2021, while the Mayor’s Challenge Fund must be spent by March 2022. To hit these targets, the council believes it necessary to submit the full business case for Growth Deal funding by December 2019 and start works on site in summer 2020.

According to council documents, invitations to tender for the job will be issued in August this year, with enabling works to start early in 2020.

Two further road projects are included in the agenda: officers requests that approval be given for the appointment of Eric Wright Civil Engineering for £1m of improvement works at junction 13 of the M60, a project linked to the delivery of the RHS Garden Bridgewater in Worsley; while approval is sought to appoint AE Yates for remedial works in Chapel Street, a £490,000 project rectifying works that were carried out in 2011 and 2012 by Galliford Try, legal settlement of the previous project being used for the repair works.

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let me guess: more cycle lanes to reduce room for vehicles thus doing exactly the opposite of what they propose to do – reduce congestion.

trafford road isn’t that bad – plenty of lanes. it’s the bottlenecks caused by all the works on mancunian way and regent road that are causing the problems.

again, putting in cycle lanes. councils have gone mad, but someone is getting paid for all of this.

By daznez

July 04, 2019 at 10:16 pm By daznez

Read point 1 of the article at the link below for an explanation of why you’re wrong.

By the light of the moon

Greater Manchester is one of the most ideal cities for cyclists in the country – flat, concentric layout with few physical barriers. We need to embrace cycling and additional public transport routes and work towards less reliance on the car.

By sustainableliving

Omg. More unessessary Road works on trafford Road. With all that’s going on at regent Road and tramworks in trafford Park. It will make the whole area a car park… Council planners my arse! Get a grip and leave it alone.

By Boxtree

Car drivers whinging because their time being able to pollute the environment for their own convenience is coming to an end

By Anonymous

The more roads you make the more cars people buy. Get a bike and shed those beer bellies.

By Dingaling

The scheme includes more space for cars at junctions, not less. People need to get their facts right.

Trafford Road was designed when the area was a wasteland connecting two major roundabouts. Now it’s a busy urban street. The cycle lanes are necessary for helping more people funnel in and out of the Quays. Good work.

By More Space for Cars

More cycle lanes not the answer and certainly not shared space routes cyclists/pedestrians. Footpaths are for pedestrians if you want to ride a bike ride it on the road. Sick and tired of having to dodge cyclists when I’m out WALKING on the pavement with or without my young children. Grow up and use the roads to ride your bikes on and if you too scared to WALK
Simple !!!!!!!!!

By Pedestrian Pete

And I’m sick of tired of having to dodge cars that are parked on the pavements everywhere. Cyclists shouldn’t be cycling on the pavement but the real menace is people who think it’s ok to park their Range Rover on the pavement

By Anonymous

You plough money Into this ludicrous proposal yet 10 years on from lower broughton regeneration mocha parade is still left a s..t hole shops and flats boarded up. 2 chemists a drs opticians newsagent and heron foods. It’s a dilapidated state rats running around. You ripped our community apart to move us out of lovely homes to show boxs and left mocha with nothing. 8 years you have been promising new big supermarket outlets for other shops and still nothing

By Diana

I believe that the cycle lanes first approach is the wrong way to go about improving air quality and the like. Improve public transportation first; increase bus, train and tram provision, provide a better quality service and have a system in place like London where you can get about the city easily and a good price, that in turn will reduce the reliance on private vehicles. At that point provide a better cycling network by closing off roads and create decent open shared spaces. At the moment we have this poor approach which doesn’t work for anyone and only ends up cause traffic congestion and air pollution.

By Aevis

Hundreds of new residents have moved to this area. They can’t all travel by car. More pedestrians and cyclists are bound to use the road. Get it built!

By Great News