Manchester City Council

Roads & transport Manchester and Salford inner relief route improvement scheme

The Manchester Salford Inner Relief Route (MSIRR) is a key route in and out of the city centre, and includes sections of Trinity Way, Mancunian Way and Great Ancoats Street.

We know there are congestion problems, particularly around the Dawson Street-Regent Road-Trinity Way-Water Street junction and the area around it. We are working with Salford Council to improve the junction so it can cope with the amount of traffic it gets. This will cut congestion in the area and on the ring road as a whole – getting people to where they want to be quicker.

It will be better for cyclists and pedestrians too. We will provide fully signalised pedestrian crossings and we’ll be keeping the bike routes through the junction, either as a cycleway or as a crossing shared with pedestrians.

The work will also mean new jobs and more investment for the city.

Work started in August 2018 and is expected to last for up to 12 months. During this time all road users are advised that there will be a level of disruption and to allow additional time for any journeys made along this route. 

To help people get around while the work is taking place, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has created a dedicated MSIRR travel advice page containing useful information to make everyone’s journey easier.

We’ll be improving six junctions:

  1. The junction of Dawson Street, Regent Road, Trinity Way and Water Street
  2. The junction of Regent Road and Ordsall Lane (Salford)
  3. The junction of Regent Road and Oldfield Road (Salford)
  4. The Mancunian Way, A56, A5067 roundabout
  5. The junction of Trinity Way and Hampson Street
  6. The junction of Hampson Street, East Ordsall Lane and Middlewood Street

See what we’ll do at each junction.

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