King Street in Oldham reopened to traffic on Monday 10th September following the completion of utility diversion and track laying work for the Manchester Metrolink extension to Oldham town centre, which is due to open in 2014.
Some work still remains to be completed to the south west of the King Street/Union Street junction but this will not require any traffic diversions and as such King Street is likely to remain open permanently including access from Union Street.
Philip Purdy, Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Director, said: “Our work on King Street is now complete – local people will no doubt have seen the tracks being laid as the line really starts to take shape. We really appreciate the patience and understanding of local people while our work on King Street has been under way, and we hope they will be delighted to see it open once again with the new traffic flow arrangements in place. We’ve worked closely with Oldham’s business community throughout the work on King Street, and their co-operation and assistance has been invaluable.”