The One Trafford Partnership are continuing to carry out essential maintenance work across Trafford’s road network – helping to support essential travel and protect the condition of the roads.
While traffic has been reduced as people stay at home, repairs to some of Trafford’s busiest roads will take place this month, weather permitting.
Some of the upcoming schemes include Dane Road in Sale outside the Metrolink station, Hale Road, Ashburton Road West, Ellesmere Circle, Barton Dock Road, Barton Road, Roaring Gate Lane and Carrington Lane.
Throughout March and April, One Trafford carried out eight patching schemes. Locations included Whitehouse Lane, Sinderland Lane outside Broadheath Primary School, Woodlands Road, Belford Road, Park Avenue, Meadway, Bow Lane and Stamford Road.
All these completed schemes have totalled 8,983m2 – that’s just over the surface area of an seven Olympic sized swimming pools!
With the latest announcement from the government advising that construction activity can continue, additional measures are in place to further protect teams working on-site.
Teams have been provided with additional PPE, while their vehicles are fully stocked with hand sanitiser. The two-metre distance is also being adhered to on-site between staff and any members of the passing public.
Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality, and Climate Change, said:
A programme of work is planned that includes resurfacing some roads to ensure that they are safe throughout these unusual times.
Our priority is, against the backdrop of COVID-19, to keep the networks in good order, particularly for those who still need to make essential journeys. In addition, the works will preserve the longevity of the roads and improve safety. Together with new government guidance and the heavily reduced traffic, it is now possible to remove the need for night time work. This will also result in a reducing of noise pollution, traffic jams and the increased risks associated with working throughout the evening.
Any residents and businesses located near the sites will receive a letter detailing the work being carried out including information on road closures.
For more information about some schemes and what to do if your road is being resurfaced visit www.trafford.gov.uk/traffordroads.
Posted on Tuesday 12th May 2020