Metrolink Airport Line: Changes to the road layout at the junction of Simonsway / Brownley Road and associated out of hour works
As you may be aware, work is underway to build the Metrolink extension to Manchester Airport. The line will extend from the South Manchester Line at Chorlton and run on 14.5km (9 miles) of new track over the Mersey valley and into Wythenshawe crossing the M60 and M56 motorways, continuing through to the town centre and onto Manchester Airport.
Residents may be aware that our contractor, MPT has undertaken construction works to change the Simonsway roundabout into a four-way signalised junction. These works have progressed well and MPT will now be carrying out blacktop resurfacing works, to convert the roundabout into the permanent crossroads.
This work is expected to start at the beginning of August, and will include some out of hour working, between 8:30pm to 6am, from 13 August to 17 August 2012, as indicated on the plan available here
. Phases 2 - 5 of work, as shown on the plan, will require temporary road closures whilst the work is taking place. This will impact on vehicle users and bus services in the area. Localised diversion signage will be in place. Bus passengers should be aware that there may be disruption to bus service time tables between the hours of 8.30pm and 6am. We have listed below each bus service affected and the diversion route they will need to take.
13 August 2012, Simonsway Closed. The number 19, 43 and 369 bus service towards Manchester Airport: Exit bus station, left onto Rowlandsway, right onto Poundswick Lane, right onto Brownley Road to roundabout. Normal service route will then resume.The same route will be used on the return journey.
15 August 2012, Ruddpark Road Closed. The number 19, 43 and 369 bus service towards Manchester Airport: Exit bus station, right onto Rowlandsway, right onto Simonsway, left onto Oatlands Road. The 19 and 369 service will then turn left onto Portway and resume their normal route. The 43 service will turn right onto Portway and resume the normal route. The same route will be used on the return journey.
16 August 2012, Simonsway Closed. The number 369 bus service towards Stockport. Exit bus station, turn left onto Rowlandsway, right onto Poundswick Lane, onto Crossacres Road, then right onto Peel Hall Road, left onto Simonsway and will resume the normal route. The same route will be used on the return journey.
The completion of the above works will enable Robinswood tram stop works to commence. Residents should be aware that the new road layout will be a four way cross roads controlled with traffic signals.
to view a plan which shows the construction area and pedestrian diversion routes. You should note that the pedestrian routes will vary as these works progress, however the controlled pedestrian crossing opposite Asda on Simonsway will remain unchanged throughout these works.
During this period you may experience some noise, however our contractor MPT will minimise noise where possible. We apologise in advance for any disturbance this work may cause. This out of hours working has been agreed in advance with your local authority.