Major Impact Road Works starting 29 August: Manchester and Salford Inner Relief Route (MSIRR) improvement scheme

15th Aug 2018

Major road improvement works on one of the busiest routes in and out of Manchester and Salford on and around Regent Road will start on Wednesday 29 August.

Once complete, the £15 million Manchester and Salford Inner Relief Route improvement (MSIRR) scheme will help to ease congestion on one of the busiest routes into and out of Manchester city centre from Salford – increasing capacity by up to 20%.

The six junctions set to be affected include:

  • 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 work will last for 12 months and will have a major impact on journey times.

TfGM are therefore advising people to plan ahead to Re-Route, Re-Time, Re-Mode and Reduce journeys, especially during morning and evening peaks.

Businesses are encouraged to promote flexible working, walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing to employees where possible.

Regular analysis of how the works are impacting travel and businesses will be undertaken weekly by TfGM to alter specific messaging and travel advice.

Travel Advice

The work to Regent Road is expected to cause delays on other nearby routes including the M602 and Mancunian Way, while surrounding routes – such as Chester Road, Princess Road, A580 East Lancs Road, Trinity Way, Hyde Road, Stockport Road and Ashton Old Road – will likely be much busier than usual.

The advice for motorists is to plan ahead, allow extra time for journeys, use public transport where possible and use alternative routes during the morning and evening peaks. Road users should avoid using the M602 to travel into the city centre if possible and use alternative city centre exits from the M60.

Journey times for motorists will significantly increase, for example:

  • During the morning peak, travel into the city centre via the M602, Regent Road and on to the Mancunian Way is expected to increase from around 15-20mins to at least 25-30mins
  • During the evening peak, journeys out of the city centre along the Mancunian Way, Regent Road and on to the M602 are expected to increase from around 20-25mins to at least 40-45mins

Drivers should consider using public transport where it is an option, or consider cycling or walking if they are able to do so.

As a Business how can you help?

To help people get around the city-region, it’s important that information about the project is distributed far and wide.

For that reason Manchester City Council and TfGM would be grateful if city businesses could communicate details about the work to your staff, visitors and customers.

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Useful Links

TfGM Advice Website

Manchester City Council Advice Website 

Impact Heat Map around Regent Road, Chester Road and Mancunian Way

Alternative Route Map

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