Updated: Thursday 13th February
Essential gas replacement works are ongoing on A6 Chorley Road, Swinton at the junction of Partington Lane and Station Road. These works are scheduled to be comepleted in March. 4 Way temporary signals are in operation.
Dealys remain heaviest in the morning peak period for roads users travelling Eastbound. Re-timing and Re-routing your journey could save you time spent behind the wheel.
- Ongoing until March 2020
- A6 Chorley Road, Swinton
The 66 and 73 bus services are both on temporary diversion for the duration of the works.
The 66 will run its normal route to Chorley Road from Eccles then terminate outside Swinton Library. The service will then depart from the last stop on Station Road fronting the entrance to Swinton Precinct. Stops on Station Road, Mossfield Road and all Clifton Green are all affected.
The 73 will start on Robert Hall Street, using the mini-roundabout on Phoebe Street to turn the vehicle and embark from the opposite stop on Robert Hall Street. Stops on Phoebe Street, Trafford Road, Broadway and the Quays are all affected.
In addition, the revised 73 will be further revised to operate between Swinton and Salford Quays via Ordsall as the shuttle will cover Clifton and Mossfield Road.
Temporary 66A shuttle service (Clifton to Swinton)
For the duration of the works, a temporary shuttle service has been introudced.
It will run once an hour from Clifton to Swinton (and vice versa) Monday to Saturday.
You can see the temporary timetable for the service here.
Advice for drivers
Journey time data from the last week (3rd - 9th February) has indicated delays in the region of 40 minutes in the morning peak period. Re-timing your journey to before 7.00am or after 8.30am would save time behind the wheel.
Re-routing to the A580 between the M60 and the City Centre saves around 20 minutes in the morning peak period. Re-routing onto the A666 Bolton Road could save 30 minutes a day behind the wheel in the morning peak period.
In the evening delays on the A6 in the Swinton area peak between 5pm and 6pm. Journey times are considerably better before 4.30pm and after 6.30pm. Re-time your journey now. Diverting onto the A580 East Lancs could save you time.
Avoid the traffic and delays and hop on the train to get you to and from Manchester and beyond!. 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 stations at Swinton, Moorside and Walkden.
Cycling and Walking
During the works local and shorter trips may be quicker by walking/cycling. This is especially the case in the Swinton area. Enjoy a nice stroll or get on those bikes and ride!