Road improvement scheme underway across Trafford
Road improvements scheduled to take place over the next 12 months across the borough of Trafford have begun.
Some 192 road repair and improvement schemes kicked off in late July with “surface dressing treatments” on Chester Road A5104 in Old Trafford and Woodhouse Lane in Sale.
This year’s programme also includes resurfacing and reconstruction along sections of Edge Lane in Stretford, Moss Lane in Altrincham, and Chapel Lane in Partington. With more than 500 miles of the road network to maintain across Trafford, the programme uses a number of treatment methods depending on the needs of individual roads, say bosses.
Some roads will receive resurfacing and reconstruction treatment which consists of a new surface layer to improve the road condition. Other roads will receive surface dressing – a preventative treatment to waterproof the existing surface and provide additional skid resistance.
It will also help to prevent cracks and potholes forming, continuing to keep the road in good condition for years to come. Last year, One Trafford, a collaboration between Trafford Council and infrastructure and engineering firm Amey, completed essential repairs along a number of high-profile locations. These included Croftsbank Road in Urmston, Sinderland Lane in Dunham and Parkway in Trafford Park.
Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford executive member for environmental services, said: “I’m delighted that we are continuing to invest in protecting one of the borough’s most valuable assets. The new set of schemes are vital for providing safe travel for everyone. By investing and protecting the road network, we’re able to transform journeys and enable our communities to thrive and connect.
“The programme is also a step closer to providing an efficient network which is accessible to all road users and to support further active travel initiatives.” He said residents or businesses who may be affected by upcoming roadworks will be contacted directly by the highways team.
He added: “Residents may receive a letter with details of individual schemes on their road or in some cases, a visit from a member of staff. Any diversions or temporary traffic lights will be signposted ahead of the scheduled scheme start date so that everyone can plan their journeys.”