Latest scheduled road works and closures
NB. Information correct at time of posting, but is subject to change.
From 19 June – 10 July
Sewer works to be carried out on Sackville Street road closures and diversions will be in operation in the area.
Metrolink Utility Trial Hole Investigations – Cross Street
Monday 17 June 2013 for 5 weeks
The purpose of these works is to locate existing utilities services to enable the planning and design of utilities diversions required in advance of the main construction works for the proposed Metrolink Second City Crossing.
From the week commencing Monday 17 June 2013 the works will take approximately 5
weeks to complete. The works will involve digging a number of narrow trenches in the
footways and carriageways progressively along Cross Street. Each trench will take
approximately 2 to 3 days to excavate and reinstate. This work will take place between 8am
and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
During these works, there will be various parking bay suspensions, lane narrowing, footpath
narrowing and the use of temporary traffic lights along Cross Street. Pedestrian and
business/property access along the footway will be maintained at all times. There will be no
need for anyone to access your property without prior arrangement.
Long Millgate Street
Overnight work will be carried to install utility service ducts under the existing tram tracks. These work will start from approximately 11pm Saturday 15 June until 5am Monday 17 June 2013.
We will be carrying out utility investigations to locate existing services. This will take place between 8am and 6pm on Tuesday 18 June 2013 and Wednesday 19 June 2013.
We will be carrying out utility investigations. This will take place between 8am and 6pm on Tuesday 18 June 2013 and Wednesday 19 June 2013. Following these investigations, we will be installing utility service ducts under the tram tracks. This works will take place from the Monday 1 July 2013 for approximately 5 weeks.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any queries relating to this work or specific access needs please contact a member of the team on 0161 244 1555 (office hours) or email
Mosley Street Metrolink stop is permanently closing from Saturday 18 May 2013. The closure will enable Metrolink to run yellow trams as double trams and to improve the service as the network grows.
Click here for alternative tram stops.
From 10 June for approximately 2 months
Sewer works to be carried out on Pollard Street and Longacre Street will include road closures and diversions in the area.
Corporation Street and Withy Grove
22 April – 2 August 2013
In order to facilitate Utility Services works Corporation Street will become one way from Withy Grove to Miller Street in that direction.
- Cheetham Hill Road, Newbridge Street, Victoria Street, Hunts Bank, Victoria Station Approach and Todd Street
- Corporation Street, Angel Street, Rochdale Road, Shudehill and Withy Grove
Victoria Station advanced-works
As part of pre-works for the upcoming Victoria Station development, a number of Utilities diversions will be required.
22 April for a period of 12 to 16 weeks:
A temporary one-way system is to be introduced to include Withy Grove and Corporation Street. This will result in vehicles accessing Withy Grove via Shudehill, and exiting via Corporation Street.
During this period there will also be a need for restrictions on Todd Street (2 weeks) and the closure of Corporation St (2 weeks) beyond the automatic bollards.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) are project managing these diversions and their communications team will be contacting businesses in the affected area directly.
Town Hall Lane
13 May 2013 – 13 November 2014
Prohibition of traffic on Town Hall Lane from Cross Street to Cul de sac end
13 May 2013 – 13 November 2014
Prohibition of traffic on Long Millgate from Hanover Street to Cul de sac end
11 May 2013 – 11 November 2014
Prohibition of traffic from Edgehill Street from Union Street to Turner Street
Lower Mosley Street
From 18 February 2013 for up to 18 months
Prohibition of traffic on Lower Mosley Street from Oxford Street to Bale Street.
1. Oxford Street – Peter Street – Deansgate & Great Bridgewater Street
2. Oxford Street – Portland Street – Chorlton Street – Whitworth Street – Whitworth Street West & Albion Street
Aspin Lane to Metro
Ongoing for NOMA Development
Gt Bridgewater Street
Deansgate – Watson Street
Hilton Hotel Works
Corporation St – Shudehill
Note: Emergency closures and disruptions will arise due to unforeseen events. Planned services can be notified in advance.
Changes to parking in Manchester city centre
From Monday 24 October 2011, charges were applied to marked parking spaces from 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday, adding an extra two hours in the evening, and also all day Sunday.
One hour maximum stay spaces will be extended to two hours maximum stay.
Once parked, drivers can return to ‘top up’ their ticket as long as they don’t exceed the maximum time stated on the meter.
Single yellow lines and loading bays
From Monday 24 October 2011, parking on single yellow lines is only be allowed 8pm-8am.
New hours of operation to shared use spaces: please check signage upon arrival
Parking in marked spaces
This will continue to be free of charge on Bank Holidays.
Other changes will also apply
New pricing structure – pay for each 30 minutes (rather than per 15 minutes)
Residents parking changes to make permits valid Mon-Fri 8am-9am and 5pm-8pm, and all day Saturday and Sunday.
For more information about the changes to parking in Manchester, please visit www.manchester.gov.uk/parking or call 234 4111.
Follow CityCo on Twitter for alerts.
Manchester City Council Highway Services:
0161 234 5004
To check the status of road works directly:
0845 746 2200
North West Gas Alliance
0161 703 1000/1010