Updated: Monday 24th February
Manchester City Council have started works on Hyde Road in Gorton, between Far Lane and Wall Way, where a section of the road reduces from four lanes to two.
The full road closure, scheduled for the weekend of Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February has been postponed. A new date of this closure will be displayed on this page when known.
There are ongoing 20-30 minute average delays during the peak periods as part of the ongoing works. Re-time your journey now.
- From Monday 27 January for up to 12 months
- Between Far Lane and Wall Way
Advice for drivers for ongoing works
Re-time your journey to avoid the lengthy delays. The quickest times towards Manchester in the last week were before 7.30am and after 9am. This saved 20 minutes sat in traffic.
During the evening peak in the last week the quickest journey times Eastbound have been before 4.30pm and after 6pm. This saved 25 minutes sat in traffic.
Re-timing your journey could save you 45 minutes a day behind the wheel.
On the M60, Junction 24 is busier than usual. It may be quicker to leave via an alternative junction to reduce your journey time. Junction 27 (Stockport) and Junction 23 (Ashton-Under-Lyne) are options. Two Metrolink Park and Ride sites are available close to Junction 23.
If re-routing onto A635 Ashton Old Road the best time to travel eastbound in the evening peak have been between 3.45pm and 4.30pm.
Local trip times in the Gorton and Reddish areas are expected to increase. Walking and cycling may well be quicker and healthier.
Avoid the traffic & get in and out of the city quicker via tram.
It's now even cheaper to travel by Metrolink, by using the new Early Bird offer. If you travel before 7am then you'll avoid the peak period, experiencing a quieter journey and saving some money.
Can't travel the whole way by Metrolink? Many stops have free Park and Ride sites and cycling storage facilities.
If travelling from east Manchester there are two Park and Ride sites:
- Ashton Moss with 200 spaces (Alexandria Drive, Ashton, OL6 7UB) – Journey time 30 minutes.
- Ashton West with 194 spaces (Lord Sheldon Way, Ashton, OL7 0PG) - Journey time 30 minutes.
Avoid the traffic and delays and hop on the train to get you to and from Manchester. Fast and frequent services operate seven days a week.
There is capacity off-peak Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm and after 6.30pm. It’s cheaper during these hours too.
There are even Park and Ride facilities at the following locations:
- Guide Bridge 115 Spaces (Guide Lane, Audenshaw, M34 5BR)
- Broadbottom 100 Spaces (Market Street Broadbottom SK14 6AX)
- Bredbury 100 Spaces (Stockport Road, WestBredbury, SK6 2AA)
The 201, 204, 205, 206 bus services are still operating during the works but may be subject to delays. It may be quicker to take frequent bus services on parallel routes such as the 219 service on Ashton Old Road and the 192 service on Stockport Road.
Services may have to make short diversions during the works in order to stick to the timetable. This information will be available by following bus operators on social media.
The 150 service will only operate between Gorton and the Trafford Centre during these works.
Cycling and Walking
During the works local and shorter trips may be quicker by walking/cycling.
This is especially true in the case of Gorton and Reddish areas. Leave the car at home and enjoy a brisk walk!
The Fallowfield Loop is now closed at this location as Bridge works begin. A short local diversion is in place implemented with extra directional signage and CCTV cameras.
A new bridge will be installed as part of these works later in the year reconnecting the original Fallowfield Loop.
Great Ancoats Street
- In Progress
- Work is underway and will continue until late 2020.
- Impacted area(s)
Manchester city centre, up to 30 minute delays during both peak periods.
Other local areas may be affected.