We are proposing to make improvements to the junction Alan Turing Way with Ashton New Road. Transport for Greater Manchester and the Department for Transport will fund the changes.
The plan is to upgrade the existing junction to a protected junction. The junction will keep pedestrians, cycles and vehicles separate.
This junction has one of the highest numbers of cycling accidents in Greater Manchester. Most of the incidents involve cyclists and turning vehicles colliding. The aim is to make the junction safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Walking and cycling is likely to rise in the area as residential, commercial, and educational developments grow. This means that now is a good time to make these improvements.
We are now seeking the views of residents, businesses, and people who work in or travel through the area.
If approved, work is scheduled to take place in 2025.
Have your say on the proposed changes by:
- completing a short web survey
- emailing us at email@example.com
- or writing to us at Alan Turing Way project, Highways Service, Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, Manchester M60 2LA.
We are also holding online and in-person events about the scheme:
- Online public meeting
Wednesday 21 February 2024, 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a link to a Microsoft Teams meeting.
- In person drop-in
Thursday 22 February, 4pm to 7pm at Beswick Library, 60 Grey Mare Lane, Manchester M11 3DS
Drivers will be able to access the junction from all directions throughout the works. Though, it will take longer to pass through the junction at busier times.
- Creation of a protected junction which allows pedestrians and cyclists to cross the junction separately.
- Mini zebra crossings for pedestrians to cross cycle tracks.
- Kerb lines moved to create wider footways and segregated cycle tracks behind bus stops.
- Carriageway and footways resurfaced.
- Signal controlled Cycle tracks across junction in all directions.
- Red coloured surface for controlled pedestrian crossings at of roads.
- Rain gardens to add green areas and help with drainage.
- Tactile paving and signals at road crossings to make them fully accessible to all.
- Additional white lines, road markings and hatching to guide vehicle movements.
- No waiting and Loading restriction to prevent obstructions to movements around junction and on footways or within cycle tracks.
The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 5 March 2024.