The work to permanently change Portland Street is now complete, prioritising buses, cycles and hackney carriages and prohibiting general traffic from using some sections.
This means that general traffic will need to use alternative routes. To see how the area has changed, we’ve produced a map which shows the new road layout.
The bus priority package forms part of the transformational Grow project, which is seeing more than £1 billion invested into city centre infrastructure improvements by 2017, including the Metrolink Second City Crossing, bus priority measures, six new and improved cycling routes into the city and major rail improvements.
Taken together, this major investment package will help ‘future proof’ the city centre – which is expected to attract an extra 40,000 jobs in the next six years – and support its continuing success and economic growth.
The changes to Portland Street are part of the work being carried out by Transport for Greater Manchester and Manchester City Council to improve access to and through the city centre for bus passengers and cyclists.