Improvement work affecting roads around All Saints

WORK to improve transport links around Manchester could affect staff on the All Saints campus from Monday, August 8.

This phase of the work is to replace existing road markings and signage in and around the All Saints campus.

Please be aware during the works parking and loading facilities will be suspended within the working areas on highway.

It is anticipated the work will be completed within a three-week period.

Temporary access restrictions will affect the following locations:

Phase 1.

  • Boundary Street West
  • Higher Chatham Street
  • Rosemond Street West

Phase 2.

  • Lower Ormond Street
  • Lower Chatham Street
  • Grosvenor Street

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the travel team by emailing stafftravel@mmu.ac.uk or by phone on 0161 247 2989.

Elsewhere in the city, TfGM are building new cycle lanes, kerbing and bus stops.

To allow this work to take place safely and efficiently TfGM will be introducing a temporary one-way system between Hathersage Road and Booth Street. The one-way working means outbound traffic – heading away from the city centre – will need to use an alternative route, Upper Brook Street, during this time.

TfGM are adding an overview map to their website to help people plan their journeys and will be supporting key employment and business sites with bespoke access information where appropriate. This will be ready to view at www.tfgm.com/oxfordroad in the ‘Work taking place’ section.

In the interest of maintaining a safe working area, cyclists will be advised to use an alternative route along Lloyd Street. As work moves progresses TfGM aim to reduce the diversion to enable them to re-join Oxford Road at the earliest opportunity, and when it is safe to do so.

There is already a permanent change to Oxford Road between Hathersage Road and Denmark Road which prioritises buses, bikes and pedestrians. The change means general traffic must turn right at Hathersage Road between 6am and 9pm, 7 days a week. You can see a map of the permanent changes on the Oxford Road section of Bus Priority pages of TfGMs website.

The temporary one-way working will also affect buses as operators will need to use alternative routes and stops when travelling away from the city centre.

During this phase of the works there will also be short-term, full closures of sections of Oxford Road to allow full resurfacing to take place. The dates for these closures are currently being finalised and will be confirmed in advance of work starting but will affect, separately, the following sections:

  • Hathersage Road to Moss Lane East
  • Whitworth Street to Portland Street
  • Grafton Street to Brunswick Street

These changes, being introduced gradually through the year, will deliver faster bus journeys and ensure services are more punctual and reliable, while improvements to cycling facilities along the road will make it easier and safer for more people to ride along this popular route. You can see a fly-through video of the final scheme here.

The work on Oxford Road marks a major landmark in the progress of the transformational Grow project. Grow will see more than £1 billion invested into city centre infrastructure improvements by 2017, including the Metrolink Second City Crossingbus priority measuressix new and better cycle routes into the city centre and major rail improvements.

You can find out more about the Oxford Road scheme at www.tfgm.com/oxfordroad