Mayors Challenge Fund – Tranche 2 A56/Talbot Road and Great Stone Road/Talbot Road

The Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF) aims to kick start the delivery of the Greater Manchester Cycling and Walking Commissioner’s Made to Move strategy to make walking and cycling the natural choices for shorter journeys. As part of this initiative Trafford Council has been awarded circa. £1.1 million funding from MCF to upgrade pedestrian facilities at the A56 Chester Road junction with Talbot Road and the Talbot Road junction with Great Stone Road. The traffic signals are being considered for an upgrade, to provide safer crossing points and prioritise the movement of people over vehicles.

Proposals include the replacement of uncontrolled crossing points, new protected cycle routes with links to existing cycle routes, reduction of traffic lanes and flush kerbs to maintain access to properties. We want local residents and businesses to feedback their thoughts on these proposals, which will inform the development of the scheme.

Upgrade to pedestrian facilities at the A56 Chester Road junction with Talbot Road

Upgrade to pedestrian facilities at the A56 Chester Road junction with Talbot Road

Traffic signals are being considered for an upgrade, 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

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

Next Steps

Consultation has begun with local residents and businesses, and comments will be reviewed by the design team.  This will be the opportunity for the proposals to be amended if needed to take comments on board.  The detailed design will then be undertaken before proceeding to the construction stage.

If you have any queries please write to us at mcf@amey.co.uk