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Commuters urged to plan ahead in the New Year

19 December 2017

Please be aware of essential roadworks that are taking place across Salford and Manchester city centres from early January. These works are part of a wider regeneration programme for the transport network.

Work to install water and power for new homes and businesses is also being carried out in these areas at the same time.

During this period, please plan ahead before you travel and allow a little extra time for your journey.

We've created a travel advice page with useful maps and advice.

Details of the works are:

London Road and Fairfield Street/Whitworth Street junction: From Wednesday 3 January, TfGM will start work at the junction of London Road and Fairfield Street. Once completed this work will help reduce congestion and improve journey times for hundreds of bus services as well as thousands of motorists each day. All pedestrian crossing facilities will be upgraded and a new cycle lane is being introduced on Fairfield Street. The work will take approximately three months to complete.

New Bailey Street (outside Salford Central Rail Station): From Tuesday 2 to Sunday 14 January, New Bailey Street will be closed to traffic in both directions by Select Developments. The road will also be resurfaced during the closure by contractors working on behalf of English Cities Fund.

Sackville Street (near the junction with Portland Street): From Wednesday 3 January, Sackville Street will be reduced to one lane from Major Street to Portland Street for approximately three weeks to enable sewer connections for a new development to be installed. These works are being carried out by Manchester City Council.

Blackfriars Street and Trinity Way junction: From Monday 15 January work will begin to upgrade the junction between Blackfriars Street and Trinity Way. The work, which is being done by Eric Wright Civil Engineering on behalf of Salford City Council is designed to improve pedestrian crossing facilities, including new DDA compliant dropped kerbs and tactile paving. The work will also benefit motorists with improvements to traffic light timings. Traffic management restrictions will be in place and phased lane closures will be required to allow the work to be safely carried out. These works are expected to continue until May 2018.

Read the full news release for more information.