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From 4 March until the end of April, as part of phase two of the improvements scheme on Trinity Way and Irwell Street, Irwell Street will be closed towards the city centre.

Whilst Irwell Street is closed towards the city centre, there will be a signposted diversion via Chapel Street, Bridge Street and Deansgate. Take a look at our map below for more details.

As a result of diverted traffic, we are anticipating delays on surrounding routes, particularly Chapel Street, Bridge Street and Liverpool Road.

About the scheme

Salford City Council are committed to supporting the improvement of neighbourhoods around the district to ensure that everyone can get on and get around easily.

The scheme supports cycle and pedestrian movements by providing new and improved facilities on the Irwell Street approach to Trinity Way. These connections are also designed to link up with existing routes and future plans for the Bee Network in Salford and Manchester.

There will be three phases of planned roadworks to improve the junction between Trinity Way and Irwell Street.

Phase 1 - Already underway

No change to current traffic management, and no impact to highways.

Phase 2 - 4 March to end of April

One way closure on Irwell Street for traffic heading from Salford to Manchester. Traffic heading from Manchester towards Salford is unaffected. No turn onto Irwell Street Manchester-bound from Stanley Street.

Phase 3 - Late April to early May

Resurfacing works will require two nights of temporary closures between 9pm and 6am each night. Full details will be provided nearer the time.

The full scheme is due to complete in May 2024.

For further information about roadworks in Salford, please visit Salford City Council's website.

Keeping you moving around the city centre

Diversion route

During the closure, there will be signage in the road, directing you to use Chapel Street, Bridge Street, Deansgate and Quay Street, where the diversion will end.

If you miss this diversion, there will also be signs out in the road on Trinity Way, Regent Road and Oldfield Road, where you will then be instructed to follow signage from Chapel Street. The map above details both of these routes.

Public transport alternatives

You may find that public transport will be easier option to get you from A to Bee during the closure.

Dependent on where you might be heading in the city centre, you may find that using one of our 24 tram park and ride sites provides the ideal alternative. Simply park your car for free, purchase your ticket or touch-in using contactless payment, and travel to your destination by tram.

If you're travelling in from Salford, Ladywell park and ride is on the Eccles line and has over 350 parking spaces.

If you'd prefer to take the bus, you can either use our journey planner to plan your route by selecting 'bus' in the options tab, or if you know the bus service number that is most convenient for you, you can type it into our travel updates webpage for live departures information.

For those that want to give the train a try, Salford Central station is only a few minutes away from Irwell Street. At Salford Central, there are trains to and from destinations such as Stalybridge, Rochdale, Wigan and Leeds. To find out more about the other stations in the city centre and to check your train journey before travelling, please visit the National Rail website.