Salford drivers are being warned to expect more traffic disruption as the Mancunian way roadworks begin today.
The roadworks will be affecting six junctions in Greater Manchester with two being in Salford.
Manchester City Council is working with Salford City Council to improve road capacity as part of Manchester and Salford Inner Relief Route Improvement Scheme costing £15m.
The roadworks’ impact on Salford
The Junctions effected within Salford will be the Junction of Regent Road and Ordsall Lane and the junction of Regent Road and Oldfield.
Manchester City Council released a statement saying the investment: “will cut congestion in the area and on the ring road as a whole – getting people to where they want to be quicker”.
Mancunian Way Roundabout has already seen the implications of the roadworks, with delays of up to 45-60 minutes.
Residents are being told to re-time and reroute their journeys. Terry, a Salford resident explained: “I tend to try and avoid going down Regent Road, I avoid it and go down the crescent and hope for the best”.
The works are meant will include better routes for cyclists and pedestrians. Manchester City Council stated: “we will provide fully signaled pedestrian crossings and we’ll be keeping the bike routes through the junction”
Road Works begin today and are expected to last for up to 12 months.
What Salford is going to look like after roadworks?
“It will be better for cyclists and pedestrians too. We will provide fully signaled pedestrian crossings and we’ll be keeping the bike routes through the junction, either as a cycleway or as a crossing shared with pedestrians.
The work will also mean new jobs and more investment for the city”, Manchester City Council stated on their official website.