Trafford picks AE Yates for Stretford road improvements
A series of public realm improvements will begin in the town centre later this month in an effort to improve pedestrian routes.
Trafford Council has appointed contractor AE Yates to carry out the works, which include the transformation of Stretford’s Kingsway and Barton Road junction to create new crossings and cycle lanes.
Managed by The LK Group and supported by Civic Engineers, Exterior Architecture, and Simon Fenton, the project will also see the redesign of the Kingsway carriageway.
Widened footpaths will be separated from traffic through the planting of trees and the introduction of seating in the centre.
Trafford Council also hopes that the reduction in traffic speed will make the junction a non-preferential route, driving residents to use alternative and more sustainable modes of transport.
Regeneration will see cycle hire and parking provided more prominently throughout the town centre, making the area more accessible for cyclists.
Stretford’s regeneration is being funded by part of the £17.6m funding awarded to Trafford Council in January 2021 by the government’s £830m Future High Streets Fund.
The scheme is due to complete in September 2024.
Cllr Liz Patel, Trafford Council’s executive member for economy and regeneration, said: “These new designs will make the experience safer and more enjoyable for pedestrians and cyclists and complement the redevelopment of Stretford Mall.”
Work on the £12m Stretford Mall shopping centre scheme is currently underway nearby, due for completion in February 2025.