Transport update: Oxford Road closure November 26-December 4


Corridor transport update

Resurfacing work is to be carried out between Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, December 4, inclusive.

There will be a full closure of Oxford Road between Brunswick Street up to and including the junctions of Booth Street East and West.

All traffic, including buses and cyclists, will be advised to use temporary diversion routes.

Booth Street is an important east-west crossing point for drivers so Transport for Greater Manchester has worked with its contractor to ensure the Booth Street junction is open during the week and the closure there only takes place at the weekends.

The Booth Street junction will only be closed on the weekends of 26/27 November and 3/4 December. The section on Oxford Road, up to the Booth Street junction, will be closed throughout.

Drivers will be helped with on-highway diversion signs on surrounding routes so they can take early steps to avoid the area. There will be more local diversion signs in place to help with those who require access.

Buses will also be affected by the closure and will instead use Hathersage Road and Upper Brook Street when travelling in to the city. To improve bus journey times during this period the recommended route for general traffic heading into the City from the Fallowfield end will be to turn off at Dickinson Road before joining Upper Brook Street. Drivers heading away from the city will also be directed onto Upper Brook Street.

Details of the bus diversions we have worked with operators to put in place are attached, including a map. We will be sharing this information more publicly from next week and your support in helping spread that message is gratefully received.


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Finally, please remember the change to Oxford Street taking place from this Sunday, when it becomes two-way. Details of those changes are here.