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Major works on Regent Road are now complete

The major works to improve capacity and decreased congestion on Regent Road have now been finished.

Regent Road is one of the key arterial routes into the city through Salford. The route takes in four major junctions that have now been improved to increase traffic flow, reduce journey times and limit idling in congested traffic, that will  improve air quality.

Already – and prior to full completion – journey times have significantly improved through the Regent Road route following the phased opening of the new road layouts.

The Regent Road junctions include:

– Dawson Street, Regent Road, Trinity Way and Water Street (Manchester)
– Regent Road and Ordsall Lane (Salford)
– Regent Road and Oldfield Street (Salford)
– Mancunian Way, the A56 (Chester Road) and the A5607 roundabout (Manchester)

The key elements of the improve programme include:

– Fully pedestrianised crossings at all junctions
– Improved cycling access through improved crossings, including larger islands at key junctions
– Extra lanes at each of the four key junctions to increase capacity
– Dynamic signals that allows signal times to be changed to improve traffic flow
– Prevent loading at any time on Trinity Way – Water Street junction to aid traffic flow

Works were carried out during extended weekday shifts, overnight and at weekends to finish the work as quickly as possible and limit disruption to motorists and residents.

For a full summary of the works visit:

Associated works to Hampson Street, East Ordsall Lane and Middlewood Street off Trinity Way are on-going.

The improvement works have been carried out jointly by Manchester City Council and Salford City Council, funded by the Government’s Local Growth Fund. The scheme was agreed as a Greater Manchester priority to reduce congestion.