£8m for Manchester's busiest roads


Manchester City Council has announced an £8m investment boost to help improve the city’s busiest roads.

The cash includes £1.69m from the council’s own clean city fund, which also helped secure £6.34m from the Department for Transport. The Government support was dependent on the 20% contribution towards the cost of the scheme.

Work is scheduled to start in summer 2016 and continue until 2018, and will see improvements delivered along a northbound stretch of Broadway, from Nuthurst Road to Moston Lane in north Manchester, used by nearly 19,000 vehicles a day.

There are also planned works for a three-mile stretch of Stockport Road, from Devonshire Street in Ardwick to Lloyd Road in Levenshulme used by more than 20,000 vehicles a day.

Another three mile stretch of highways on Hyde Road, from Ardwick roundabout to Kingsdale Road in Gorton, will benefit from new signals at the junction of Clowes Street as well as the resurfacing and repainting work.

Cllr Kate Chappell, Manchester City Council’s executive member for the environment, said: 'These are some of the busiest routes in the city, and they are also roads which we receive large numbers of complaints about. We need real investment in our roads – simply sending out crews to fill potholes when they are reported is not good enough as these are temporary fixes and the problems often reoccur just weeks later. These improvements will also link with other planned projects to help us create a road network fit for a growing 21st century city.'

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