Roadworks to improve traffic flow and bus journey times along the A6 in Pendleton will start later this month.
‘Traffic management’ will be in place on Belvedere Road from Thursday 30 September and on the A6, Broad Street from Monday 4 October.
This includes lane closures along with pedestrian crossing, footway, and cycle lane closures, all with provisions for alternative routes and crossing points.
The scheme will deliver an upgrade as well as efficiency improvements at the Broad Street/Frederick Road junction and provide new segregated cycling and walking facilities.
The scheme will also include the creation of a bus priority cut through from the A6 to Belvedere Road. This is to allow buses to avoid Pendleton Roundabout, reducing congestion at the roundabout and improving bus journey times.
New signalised pedestrian crossing facilities will also be introduced at the junction of the bus priority route and Belvedere Road.
Contractors Eurovia have been appointed to carry out the roadworks on behalf of Salford City Council with site preparation works starting from Monday 20 September 2021.
Access to homes and businesses will be maintained throughout the works.
The scheme, which is part of the Salford Bolton Network Improvement (SBNI) programme, is expected to last for approximately six months and is likely to cause short-term delays to traffic using the route. Please see www.tfgm.com for the latest travel information.
Councillor Mike McCusker, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development said: “Once completed, this scheme will benefit everyone who uses the roads.
“By 2040 the ambition is for 50% of all journeys in Greater Manchester to be made by walking, cycling and public transport to reduce congestion on the roads and improve air quality. The changes we are making here and as part of the wider Salford Bolton Network Improvement scheme, will help towards that target.”
Salford Roadworks are ongoing along Trafford Road, on the Quays, and has been expected to remain until Spring 2022.