29 January 2016

Manchester Ring Road Speed Restrictions

to be introduced

as vital Ordsall Chord work progresses

Network Rail will start excavation work next week

as it continues to build the vital new Ordsall Chord between Manchester Victoria and Piccadilly stations

– but it will mean speed restrictions and traffic measures on the Manchester Ring Road at Trinity Way.


From Monday 1 February 2016, work will start between Trinity Way and the River Irwell

as the foundations for the Chord are built.

The work has been planned to cause the least disruption to motorists

and all four lanes of Trinity Way will remain open

but will be narrowed with a 20mph speed restriction in place for safety reasons.


The Ordsall Chord is being built as part of Network Rail's £1bn+ investment in the railway in the north of England,

which will deliver a more reliable, faster and efficient railway to the millions of passengers,

who travel by train every year.


Work is due to be complete by December 2017



Nick Spall, Route Delivery Director for Network Rail, said:


“This work is absolutely vital as we start to build the new viaduct.

We have been planning it alongside

Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester

and have done all we can to keep disruption to motorists to a minimum.


“The road will remain open as much as possible

but to allow cranes and equipment to be moved safely across Trinity Way,

there may be a need for overnight closures but motorists will be given advanced warning.


“The creation of the Ordsall Chord will bring many benefits to the city and the north of England.

Not only will it link the major stations within Manchester

but will help support delivery of faster trains linking Manchester Victoria and Liverpool

as well as improving journey times to Liverpool, Leeds and the north east.


“Investment like this is vital so not only transport links are vastly improved

but local and regional economies receive boosts

which help create more jobs and lead to wider investment and regeneration.”

Courtesy Network Rail Media Office

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