The first phase of highway works for the extension of Manchester Metrolink to Trafford Park have been completed – in plenty of time for Christmas so that those visiting the Trafford Centre aren’t badly affected. A temporary road layout has been installed at Peel Circle and no roadworks will take place in the vicinity until 2018.
This pause on works in the busy area around the Trafford Centre doesn’t mean, however, that there will be no work over the next few months. There will still be progress at other key location on the route as well as on land at intu Trafford Centre which is off the road.
Cllr Andrew Fender, Chair of the TfGM Committee, said: “Construction of the Trafford Park line is progressing at quite a pace. However, we have purposely scheduled our work to help visitors and businesses close to intu Trafford Centre at this busy time of year. We’ve opened newly-constructed lanes and removed temporary traffic lights in the immediate area. Anyone travelling to the area to shop, dine, attend an event or ski should be aware that there is a new temporary road layout at Peel Circle to help improve the flow of traffic.”
This extension of Metrolink is due to open in 2020.