Trafford Road

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Updated: Friday 17 January

Off-peak works (9.30am to 3.30pm)began on Monday 13 January. This involves site clearance works and delays so far have been in the region of 5 minutes.

The main works are due to commence in summer 2020.

Further information to follow on this page.

  • Off-peak works begin on Monday 13 January before full-time work begins in Summer 2020.
  • Between Regent Road roundabout and Ordsall Lane

Advice for drivers

Off-peak lane closures will be in place until late March while site clearance works take place. Specific locations of these closures will be included on this page to assist you in planning your journey.

Delays are expected during the off-peak period 9.30am - 3.30pm with traffic busier in Salford Quays, on Trafford Road and Ordsall Lane. Road users should consider using public transport to avoid delays to their journeys. Walking and cycling are great options local and shorter trips - Get on your bikes and ride!

Alternative travel


Avoid the traffic, and have a smoother journey with the tram! MediaCityUK is well connected to the city centre and the Salford area with trams running every six minutes.

The Trafford Park Line is due to open soon as well!

If you’re travelling from west Manchester, considering us a free Metrolink Park and Ride.

  • Ladywell, 250 spaces (Pilgrims Way, Salford, M50 1AW) – 25-minute journey to the City Centre


Cycling, whilst the works take place, may be quicker than driving.

There are cycle hubs located across the region, including a 300-space one at MediaCityUK.


Bus services will still operate during the works but may be subject to delays during off-peak hours.

Keep up to date on bus services by following your operator on social media.


During the works local and shorter trips may be quicker by walking.

This is especially the case in the Ordsall area.

Useful Links

We have brought together some links that can help plan your journey