Council to spend millions on road and bridge improvements

Millions of pounds will be spent on a series of highway and bridge improvements across Trafford.

Trafford Council’s Executive last night approved the latest list of road and bridge improvements under the Key Route Network (KRN) highways capital works scheme.

The highway improvements total £2.5m and mainly involve resurfacing. They include a section of Stretford Road; Shaftesbury Avenue - from Stockport Road to Brooklands Road ; Manchester Road - from Woodlands Road to Washway Road; Washway Rd/Cross St - from Manchester Road to Stretford Road and Centenary Way from Park Way to the Salford boundary.

The structural works total £2.0m and include improvements Barton Dock Road Bridge, Trafford Moss Canal Bridge, both Park Way, Ashton Bridge, on Carrington Lane, Crossford New Bridge and Crossford Old Bridge, on Chester Road, and Edge Lane Canal old and new bridges, Stretford.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Environmental Services, said:

“I am delighted the Executive has approved these plans for major improvements to part of our road and bridge network. We are totally committed to improving the highways for all road users – and that includes drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike. One of our main priorities as a Council is to make our roads and bridges safer and that is exactly what we plan to do.

The KRN makes up nearly 400 miles of Greater Manchester’s busiest roads which are managed and maintained in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and funded centrally to support the Greater Manchester Transport Strategy.

The work will be carried out over the next two years and is in addition to Trafford Council’s highway improvement programme which is due to be announced later this month.

Posted on Tuesday 26th July 2022