Regent Road works complete

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.”

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I look forward to seeing them tear it up again in 6 months

By Block

But what about the affordable housing

By Anonymous

Great…now start on our new tree lined Great Ancoats 🙂 Looking forward to seeing this finished

By Steve

As someone who commutes from Chorlton to Salford via the redesigned roundabout, the whole scheme is a bit of a mess. If you can just about to manage to navigate the new roundabout going towards Salford, you then get chucked out into the main road as you go towards the casino, then back onto the footpath which is shared, but with no signage, or any other infrastructure once you hit Sainsburys.

Going back the other way is just shocking. On the footpath at Sainsburys, back into the road at the lights, then thrown into the main mix with cars who all want to get up to speed on the Mancunian Way, The whole route then back towards Chorlton on the roundabout is a total mess.

Surely someone could have come up with a better scheme than this…?


Too many cycle lanes, absolutely pointless

By Dan

Not enough cycle lanes.

By Active Travel Trev

Too many cycle lanes, not even used.

By Anonymous

Too many cycle lanes

By Bi Cycle

Just the right amount of cycle lanes

By BillyboyCauseDaveWasBanned

Wrong type of cycle lanes

By Hindbrain

Too many car lanes

By daveboi

Too many cars …

By Pile On

the correct amount of car lanes and cycle lanes. no consideration of horse lanes however. 0/10 for this scheme from me 🙁

By see me after

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