HOCHTIEF is delivering the A57 road improvement schemes to significantly improve traffic on local roads and reduce peak time congestion. It forms part of infrastructure improvements that have been funded by Peel, Salford City Council and Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy with an ultimate aim to regenerate the previously vacant land, creating jobs and raising the profile of the City of Salford.

The A57 road extension and lifting bridge project continues to make good progress. Work to rebuild and repair the bridge towers has now been completed.  The new bridge deck has been constructed ready to be installed over the canal. On the Trafford side of the canal, the new road surface has been laid and street lighting installed.

As the project is now nearing completion, we will be realigning the existing A57 onto the new dual carriageway that will link to the new lifting bridge across the Manchester Ship Canal.

The realignment works will commence on 21st August 2017 for a period of 12 weeks and require three phases of traffic management on the A57, temporarily reducing road capacity between the Cadishead Way/Liverpool Road Junction and Peel Green.

Road works will be clearly signposted and every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local community, businesses and road users. During this period it is expected that journeys may take longer than usual and we thank you for your patience during this time.

 The new bridge is due to open to traffic in the Autumn. The remaining works will then be carried out with the project due to be fully completed by the end of the year. 

 

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW

Phase One

From 21st August, a contraflow will be in place transferring all westbound traffic (towards Irlam) onto the eastbound carriageway (towards Eccles) between the Barton Aerodrome Junction and the Barley Farm Junction. Single lane traffic will apply in both directions.

Traffic turning left out of Stadium Way to head westbound will be required to follow a diversion route through Peel Green to M60 J11 which will then direct traffic back onto the A57 Westbound.

Phase Two

On or around 15th September, the contraflow will switch from the eastbound carriageway to the westbound carriageway between Barley Farm Junction and the Barton Aerodrome Junction. Single lane traffic will apply in both directions.

Traffic turning left out of Stadium Way to head westbound will be required to follow a diversion route through Peel Green to J11 which will then direct traffic back on to the A57 Westbound.

Phase Three

On or around 10th October, the contraflow will be removed and replaced with single lane running on both the east and westbound carriageways between the City Airport Junction and Stadium Junction.

Any questions about these works should be directed to: enquiries@hochtief.co.uk

In the event of an emergency please contact: WGIS out of hours number - 07791 410086