Princess Road roundabout

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Updated: Tuesday 25th February

Manchester City Council are making improvements to Princess Road roundabout.

Preparatory work is currently underway (off-peak hours only) with main work due to start in March 2020. Currently there are only minor delays when the works are taking place.

Futher information including the best times to travel will be shown on this page, check back to improve your journey.

  • 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 this month, 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.

Full details of journey times will be available here - Keep checking back.

Alternative travel


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

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 location:

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


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.

Nearby Events

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.

Chorlton Road

In Progress
From 13 January until 23 February
Impacted area(s)

Old Trafford, Moss Side, Hulme