Princess Road roundabout

Latest updates

Updated: Monday 3 August

⏲️ Working hours have increased and there are now lane closures in place from 8am until 5pm.

  • Main works have now begun until summer 2020
  • Princess Road Roundabout
  • Princess Road
  • Medlock Street

Advice for drivers 🚗

Full works are ongoing, arriving and departing the city centre via an alternative route may improve your journey time. Consider using the A34 Upper Brook Street or the A56 Chester Road as alternative route.

⏲️ Working hours and times of lane clousures have increased from 8am to 5pm, which will have an impact on your journey and disrupt your travel plans.

👍 Advice: It may be quicker for road users heading for Mancunian Way to use A56 Chester Road or A34 Upper Brook Street, especially between 7am and 9am. The local diversion route towards the city centre will be congested especially during the peak periods.

Alternative travel

You can use public transport but please consider active travel options such as cycling and walking.

For those making essential journeys, follow government guidance and wash hands before and after travelling, catch coughs and sneezes using a tissue and use contactless payments where possible.

Metrolink 🚈

A 10-minute frequency is in operation on all lines during the day from Monday to Saturday and a 20-minute frequency in the evenings and on Sundays.

There are several Metrolink lines available to use and several stops have cycling storage.

If you’re travelling from South Manchester, there are three recommended Park and Rides sites to use:

  • Sale Water Park with 316 spaces – 25-minute journey time to the city centre.
  • East Didsbury with 320 spaces – 25-minute journey time to the city centre.

Cycling 🚴 & Walking 🚶

In order to protect people, ease pressure on our public transport system and keep traffic moving, we’re encouraging everyone to walk and cycle where possible - especially for shorter trips.

We’ve got loads of handy tips and advice available to help you give it a go

Use the segregated cycleways on Oxford Road to head in and out of the city. It’s quick, easy and healthy!

There are safe and secure cycle storage facilities in the city centre. Click here for further information

Nearby Events

Chorlton Road

In Progress
Until end of March 2020
Impacted area(s)

Old Trafford, Moss Side, Hulme

Great Ancoats Street

In Progress
Work is underway and will continue until late 2020.
Impacted area(s)

Manchester city centre

Other local areas may be affected