Trafford Road

Latest updates

Update:Friday 4 June

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

🟠 Delays of up to 10 minutes during the 4pm-7pm period. Re-time your journey now.

🚧 From Tuesday 1 June there will be some changes to the traffic management on site. See below for more information.

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

Advice for drivers

24-hour lane closures that could impact on your journey have commenced

🚧 - There will be a reduction to one lane of traffic in both directions on Trafford Road. Traffic is now running in the centre lanes only (one lane ipen in each direction) so work can commence on the outer lanes and footpaths.

β›” New closures from Clippers Quay:

  • No Right Turn on to Trafford Road toward Manchester.
  • No straight ahead.
  • The Exchange Quay roundabout will be closed. Exit on to Trafford Road from Colgate Lane only.

🟠 The works are causing delays. Allow an extra 10 minutes for your journey in the afternoon/evening between 4pm and 7pm.

🟒 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.

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.

Explore your neighbourhood 🚢 🚴

The roads surrounding the works may be congested, slow moving and shorter trips in local area's may be quicker by walking and cycling. There is a fantastic new website where you can easily navigate the walking and cycling options from your own home and postcode. Click here for further information

Alternative travel

Metrolink 🚈

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

🚈🚈 Most of the trams operating will be double units - Providing more capacity and space for customers.

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

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

πŸ”΄ Capacity warning - All Metrolink services heading into the city centre between 5-6pm are very busy and it may not be possible to socially distance. Travel before 5pm or after 6pm or walk to Wharfside to catch a tram which will have more space available.

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

Bus 🚌

Bus services will still operate during these works but there might be minor delays at times.

The 53 bus serves Cheetham Hill - Higher Crumpsall - Old Trafford - Pendleton. Please note: At present the 53 service is unable to serve stops on The Quays in both directions. It will divert via Broadway and still serve the Lowry and MediaCityUK.

Customers in the area can also take the 50 service which serves East Didsbury - Burnage - Birchfields - Salford - The Lowry. Board and alight the service on Broadway.

Useful Links

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