Princess Road roundabout

Latest updates

Updated: Thursday 21 May

Stay at home as much as possible.

Only travel if necessary – work from home and stay local if you can.

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

Please stay at home unless making an essential journey.

Full works have begun, 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.

Full details of journey times will be available here. Please keep checking back on this page for the latest updates.

Alternative travel

Please stay at home. Public Transport should only be used for essential journeys.

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.


All Metrolink lines will run a 12 minute service until further notice.

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.


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.

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.

Walking and cycling are a great way to improve physical and mental health.


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 location:

  • Cheadle Hulme with 100 spaces (Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5AS)


The 101, 102, 103 and 256 bus services have operated since the works began with minimal delays.

Future service information will be available once the main works commence on 30 March.


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.

Nearby Events

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