Talbot Road active travel upgrades

This February into spring, we will be working on the junction of Talbot Road and Great Stone Road near the junction of Talbot Road and Chester Road.

These improvements involve new crossings, smart traffic lights and cycleways. This work forms part of the active travel improvements along Talbot Road. Works will begin on 12 February 2024.

The improvements at the junction of Talbot Road and White City Way are now up and running. The new cycle friendly signalling has been installed and whole site is open to traffic.

Pedestrians can still walk through the junction on new safer pathways. This is a big improvement to help keep all users safe and speed up journeys for everyone.

January 2024

We have been working on the kerb lines and footways on the south bound route on Chester Road. There’s also a new island being created at the junction of Talbot Road and Chester Road as well as footway and carriageway improvements. These improvements make cycling and walking easier, safer and quicker.

December 2023

Works on the kerb line at the junction of Talbot Road and Chester Road have been ongoing through November and December alongside the construction of a new traffic island at the junction.

November 2023

The final kerb lines were installed on the junction of White City Way and Talbot Road and users can almost see the range of full improvements as the scheme comes to a close. Works started at the junction of Talbot Road and Chester Road in November, the island was removed, and a new island is being constructed along with a new footway.

October 2023

The new crossing points are progressing at the junction of White City Way and we’re about to start on the last section before resurfacing and opening up the new signal layout for use.

September 2023

As part of the next phase the left turn on to White City Way is banned until the works are complete. This is to ensure our operatives on site can work safely as the project is ongoing.

August 2023

We’ve started working on the site at Talbot Road and White City Way. We’re working on footways, lighting and the traffic islands. This work allows us to to do other parts of the project much quicker.

About the upgrades

Funding comes from The Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF) and the strategy to make walking and cycling the natural choices for shorter journeys. Following earlier consultations MCF T2 Public Consultation report these proposals have been formed with local stakeholder input.

Tranche 2 - junctions at Talbot Road/ A56 Chester Road and Talbot Road/ Great Stone Road

Construction on Talbot Road/A56 Chester Road started winter 2023 with work on Talbot Road/Great Stone Road starting 12 February 2024.

 Tranche 2

Traffic signals are being upgraded to provide safer crossing points at:

  • Longford Road and A56 Chester Road: Replacement of uncontrolled crossing points
  • A56 Chester Road eastbound: New protected cycle route linking up with existing cycle route on Talbot Road
  • A56 Chester Road from Talbot Road: New protected cycle route
  • Talbot Road: Reduction of traffic lane to create protected cycle lanes
  • A56 Chester Road: Flush kerbs to maintain access to properties (number 940 and 942)

Upgrade to pedestrian facilities at the Talbot Road junction with Great Stone Road

Traffic signals are being considered for an upgrade, to provide safer crossing points at:

  • Great Stone Road: New pedestrian crossings across the junction
  • Talbot Road: New protected cycle route through the junction in all four directions linking up with the existing protected cycle route

Tranche 1 - Talbot Road/White City Way

We replaced uncontrolled crossing points, installed new protected cycle routes with links to existing cycle routes and new footways and islands across the junction.

Upgraded pedestrian and cycle facilities at the Talbot Road Junction with White City Way were completed in December 2023.

tranche 1 project plans

  • White City Way: New pedestrian crossings across the junction.
  • Talbot Road: New pedestrian crossings across the junction on all arms. Tactile paving introduced to assist the visually impaired.
  • Talbot Road: New protected cycle route through the junction in all directions linking up with the existing protected cycle route.

Contact us

If you have any queries write to us at mcf@amey.co.uk.You can also follow us on Twitter @Onetrafford.