Princess Road roundabout

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Friday 17th January

Manchester City Council are making improvements to Princess Road roundabout.

Preparatory work is currently underway (off-peak) with main work due to start in February 2020. Futher information will be shown on these pages.

To find out more information about the Princess Road roundabout project please visit the Manchester City Council website

  • Off-peak works underway. Main work will begin in early 2020.
  • Princess Road Roundabout
  • Princess Road
  • Medlock Street

Advice for drivers

When full works begin in early 2020, 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.

Key roads in the city centre, especially in the evening peak period, will become congested. Could you travel by Metrolink to avoid delays to your journey? If it’s necessary to travel along Princess Road then the best times to avoid severe delays are before 7am, between 11am and 3pm and after 7pm.

Alternative travel


Avoid the traffic, get in and out of the city quicker with the tram!

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 (Rifle Road, Sale, M33 2LX) – 25-minute journey time to the city centre.
  • East Didsbury with 320 spaces (Parrs Wood Lane, Parrs Wood, M20 5NP) – 25-minute journey time to the city centre.


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 from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4pm, and then again after 6.30pm. It’s also cheaper during these hours!

There are even Park and Ride facilities at the following locations:

  • Cheadle Hulme with 100 spaces (Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5AS)
  • Hazel Grove with 414 spaces (Buxton Road, Hazel Grove, SK7 6AF)


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

There are even safe and secure cycle storage facilities in the city centre.

To the west of Princess Road there is a new safe cycle route In Trafford which follows Talbot Road down to Stretford Road before joining Oxford Road.


The 101, 102, 103 and 256 bus services will still operate during the works but may be subject to delays. Ensure you allow additional time for your journey.

Services may have to make short diversions during the works in order to stick to the timetable. This information will be available by following the bus service operators on social media.


During the works local and shorter trips may be quicker on foot. This is especially the case in the Hulme and Moss Side area. Leave the car at home and enjoy a brisk walk!