Council's commitment to highway improvements and active travel

Trafford Council has announced its plans for highways infrastructure and management over the next five years.

The Executive has given the go ahead for a mid-term review of the Highways Infrastructure and Asset Management ten year Plan for 2023/24.

The plan outlines a further approach towards highways maintenance, with a focus on tackling climate change, alternative and active forms of travel including walking, wheeling and cycling and a transport infrastructure that supports investment into the borough.

This strategy and approach will continue to align with the Greater Manchester Transport Strategy, which aims to create one million more sustainable journeys by 2040.

Trafford Council plans to invest £12m into highways across the borough in 2023/24. We also focus on the Key Route Network (KRN), the network of corridor roads, connecting residents and road users in and out of Trafford and the city, which are maintained in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to enable continued growth and accessibility.

The One Trafford Partnership – Trafford Council working with Amey - maintain over 800km of highway, 1200km of footways and nearly 13km of cycle lanes. The highway also consists of nearly 60,000 gullies, 2500km of underground drains, over 28,000 streetlights and more than 30,000 guard rails and barriers. According to recent calculations, Trafford’s highways is valued at £1.86 billion, making it the borough’s most valuable asset.

Part of this included recent works along A56 on Washway Road, Manchester Road and Cross Street. One Trafford are currently part way through delivering over 70 highway improvement schemes, with a number of schemes due to start at the end of June.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, Executive Member for Highways, Environmental and Traded Services, said: “We are committed to improving highways across the borough for all road users – and that includes drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike. As part of these plans, we will continue to promote alternative and active forms of travel in Trafford.”



Posted on Wednesday 21st June 2023