The Manchester and Salford Inner Relief Route (MSIRR) improvement works scheme is due to start on Wednesday 29 August.
Areas affected by these improvement works include Regent Road, which will be reduced from two down to one lane in each direction. This will have an impact upon the following junctions:
- The junction of Dawson Street, Regent Road, Trinity Way and Water Street
- The junction of Regent Road and Ordsall Lane (Salford)
- The junction of Regent Road and Oldfield Road (Salford)
- The Mancunian Way, A56, A5067 roundabout
- The junction of Trinity Way and Hampson Street
- The junction of Hampson Street, East Ordsall Lane and Middlewood Street
The improvement works scheme is set to last for approximately 12 month, and estimated operating hours will be as follows:
- Monday to Friday from 7:30am – 6pm
- Saturdays from 8am – 2pm
- There will be no regular Sunday working.
There may be occasions when overnight and out-of-hours work will be necessary, however these events will be advertised in advance.
Following the completion of these works, capacity of seven key road junctions in both Manchester and Salford will be increased by up to 20%, thus leading to a reduction in congestion and delays in the long-term.
However, in the meantime, disruptions are expected for those travelling into the city centre in the morning via the M602, Regent Road and on to the Mancunian Way, increasing journey time. This is also the case for those who will be leaving the city centre in the evening through the channels mentioned above.
Along with these improvement works, Highways England will also be carrying out work on the M62 from J10 to 12. Although this is not expected to directly impact the Regent Road/Water Street works and traffic management, if anyone is travelling along that route, they may experience two sets of road works.
You can find out more about the planned works by clicking here.