Trafford Road

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Updated: Tuesday 25th February

Off-peak works (9.30am to 3.30pm) are ongoing. This involves lane closures in different locations for site clearance works. Delays so far have been in the region of 3 minutes.

The main works are due to commence in summer 2020. This will involve lane closures at all times.

Further information to follow on this page.

  • Off-peak works have begun. Full-time works begin 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.

So far there have been delays of 3 minutes during 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.

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.

The Trafford Park Line is due to open soon - Further information will be posted here when available.

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. Enjoy a nice stroll.

Useful Links

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