Two huge road projects will soon start with £3m funding set to get signed off.
Roadworks on two huge Greater Manchester projects are set to begin next year as Salford council looks to sign off on more than £3m funding next week
The overall project is worth £19.8m, with cash provided by growth deal and Greater Manchester funding through the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership, and £4.5m in match funding provided by Salford council.
The town hall is scheduled to approve the contracts for parts of two multi-million pound road schemes.
Salford council wants to make the road system around Trafford Road more cycle-friendly
They would see improvements to bus and pedestrian facilities along Trafford Road and between Salford and Bolton in a bid to reduce congestion and better link up parts of the region.
On Trafford Road, the town hall in Salford is set to sign off on a £1.4m contract on diversionary works ahead of the main programme.
This work will begin in January and is scheduled to end in June, ahead of the main roadworks beginning, which is expected to last a year and a half.
The main scheme will see increasing capacity for vehicles, improving pedestrian crossing facilities, improving cycling facilities and the enhancement of the public realm.
The town hall said the project is designed to support the ‘continued growth’ of Salford Quays and Media City.
A second package of works set to be signed off in Salford council’s procurement board next
The council is expected to approve a £1.6m contract for new bus lanes and improvements to pedestrian and cycling facilities along the A666, Bolton Road, The Crescent, Broad Street and Belvedere Road.