Temporary road closures to mark start of Trafford Park Metrolink extension work

A series of temporary road closures are about to start as work to extend Manchester Metrolink to the Trafford Centre begins in earnest. Work will include major utility diversion and will enable trams to run in segregated lanes alongside road traffic when the line opens in 2021.

It is expected that road closures will be in place for approximately three years and the first changes will be introduced in three phases:

Monday 8th May – Mosley Road will be closed south of its junction with Village Way, which will also include a footway closure on the south side of Village Way

Monday 22nd May – A closure of Wharf End and Victoria Place, a footway closure on Sir Alex Ferguson Way, and a temporary 30mph speed limit on Park Way

Monday 19th June – Village Way and Trafford Wharf Road will become temporarily one-way eastbound

Alex Cropper, Head of Projects at TfGM, said: “These temporary road changes are essential to allow us to build the new Trafford Park Metrolink line as efficiently as possible, while keeping access for businesses and anyone who is working in, living in or travelling through the area. We are installing several CCTV cameras so that we can closely monitor the impact of the changes and, where necessary, adjust traffic lights to keep traffic flowing. A number of roadside electronic signs will also be installed around the wider Trafford area to advise local road users of the works taking place. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the works but hope that by sharing this information now, before the temporary road closures are introduced, people can plan ahead and adapt their journeys.”

Further drop-in sessions are planned to provide more information on the road closures and the project as a whole:

Monday 8th May: 1000-1600. Imperial War Museum North.

Tuesday 9th May: 1000-1600. MediaCityUK, Studio Building, The Open Centre.

Wednesday 10th May: 1000-2200. Intu Trafford Centre.

Thursday 11th May: 1000-1600. EventCity, Foyer area

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