Manchester and Salford Inner Relief Route improvement

Scheme outline

Improvement work to six junctions around the Castlefield area of Manchester, centred on the junction of the A57 Regent Road and the Manchester and Salford Inner Relief Route. Capacity for motor traffic will be improved and routes for pedestrians and cyclists will be enhanced.

The aim of the work is to increase capacity on Regent Road and in the area where it enters Manchester city centre, partly as a result of reductions to road capacity on the parallel A6 Crescent just to the north. The intention is now that traffic that used to use the A6 to reach the city centre will in future use Regent Road.

The six junctions to be upgraded are:

  • Dawson Street/Regent Road/Trinity Way/Water Street
  • Regent Road/Ordsall Lane
  • Regent Road/Oldfield Road
  • Mancunian Way/A56/A5067
  • Trinity Way/Hampson Street
  • Hampson Street/East Ordsall Lane/Middlewood Street

This scheme was completed in and we're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.

Junction improvement
for use by all traffic
Highway authority


3 July 2019

The original contractor, Dawnus, went into administration 12 March 2019, which halted works. John Sisk & Son have now been appointed and started on site on 28 March. Completion of Phase I is still due this summer, on schedule.

15 February 2020

This scheme is now complete.

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With thanks to David Peek for information on this page.