Trafford Road

Latest updates

Updated: Monday 22 February

🚧 24-hour lane closures are in place until late 2021.

⚠️ Temporary traffic signals in place from 8 February. Please see below for further information.

  • November 2020 onwards
  • Between Regent Road roundabout and Ordsall Lane

Advice for drivers

Although the main improvement works aren't due to start until March, some pre-works have now begun. This will involve 24-hour lane closures that could impact on your journey.

⚠️ From 8 February there will lane closures and traffic signal changes on Trafford Road from Ordsall Lane to Regent Road Roundabout.

🚦 Temporary traffic signals will be in place at all junctions on Trafford Road in preperation for the main improvement scheme which will commence in March.

🟢 This page will continue to be updated throughout the works, giving you alternative travel options and the best times to travel - To improve your journey.

Cycling 🚴 & Walking 🚶

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

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

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

In order to protect people, ease pressure on our public transport system and keep traffic moving, we’re encouraging everyone to walk and cycle where possible - especially for shorter trips.

We’ve got loads of handy tips and advice available to help you give it a go

If travelling from or towards the Trafford area remember there is a segregated cycle lane on the A56 Chester Road that links Sale to Old Trafford.

Alternative travel

Public transport is safe to use, however it should be used for essential journeys only. Consider active travel options such as cycling and walking especially for shorter journeys.

Metrolink 🚈

On weekdays, all Metrolink lines will run at a 10-minute frequency until 7pm when they will then operate every 20 minutes.

  • If you travel before 7am there is an Early Bird ticketing offer. Click here for more information.

There is also a new ticketing offer which offers more flexible travel on Metrolink. Click here for more information.

If you’re travelling from west Manchester, considering using a free Metrolink Park and Ride including Parkway on the newly opened Trafford Park Line.

  • Ladywell 250 spaces – 25-minute journey to the City Centre
  • Parkway 50 spaces - 15 minute journey to the City Centre (via Cornbrook)

Click here for a graph showing the best times to travel on the tram

Useful Links

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