Posted by Brian on 11th August 2008 at 04:07 PM
Drivers to Expect Delays During Roadworks - Salford City Council
Drivers in Eccles are being encouraged to allow extra time for their journeys as the swing bridge on Barton Road is to be closed from Monday 18 August.
The bridge will be closed for vehicles travelling south from Salford towards Trafford while work to provide a new electricity cable under the Manchester Ship Canal is carried out.
The closure will be in place on Barton Road (B5211) from its junction with Peel Green Road and Barton Lane (B5230) to its junction with Old Barton Road and Redclyffe Road in Trafford.
The work is expected to take a maximum of five months to complete and diversions will be in place.
The main diversion route for drivers travelling south over the bridge will be via Barton Road onto Liverpool Road (A57) then onto Church Street, Irwell Place, Bentcliffe Way, Gilda Brook Road (A576) and onto Centenary Way.
Due to a low bridge (11' 6") on Barton Lane near the junction with Peel Green Road, Barton Road and Barton Lane, high sided vehicles travelling south should use Peel Green Road to get back onto Liverpool Road and join the main diversion.
High sided vehicles turning right from Peel Green Road will have to turn left onto Barton Road to follow the main diversion route along Liverpool Road.
Barton Lane will be available for general traffic below the bridge height but will not be sign posted as a main diversion route.
Motorists travelling north on Barton Road from Trafford will be allowed to pass over the swing bridge during the works.
The road is being closed to allow a safe working environment for the cable to be installed beneath the bridge.
Drivers are also reminded that due to a sewer collapse, Worsley Road in Winton will remain closed between the junction with Parrin Lane and New Lane.
Diversions are in place from Parrin Lane onto Monton Green, Monton Road, Half Edge Lane (B5229), Gilda Brook Road, Bentcliffe Way, Corporation Road, Church Street through to Liverpool Road.
Work to repair the sewer is expected to take three to six months to complete.
Councillor Norbert Potter, executive support member for planning at Salford City Council said: "We understand that drivers are going to experience disruption while the work is being carried out and our main priority is to ensure that delays are kept to a minimum and that motorists stay safe.
"We've done our best to make sure that drivers using the roads have suitable diversions in place and we're working closely with United Utilities to make sure the work runs as smoothly and as quickly as possible.
"We'd like to urge motorists to take care when driving around these areas during the roadworks and to thank everyone in advance for their patience and co-operation.
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