Roads and transport North East Gateway walking and cycling route improvements

Managing the work - Phase 1

The works will happen in two phases.

Phase one started at the end of January 2022.

Phase 1

  • Area A (Pollard St/ GAS junction) This section of work is now complete.
    Junction alterations will retain existing vehicular movements and provide improved pedestrian and cycle facilities including segregated cycle lanes. There will be a new segregated pedestrian and cycle crossing to the north side of Great Ancoats Street that links Chapeltown Street to Pollard Street. The existing pedestrian crossing across Pollard Street will be improved to include a segregated cycle crossing. We will also create a new signal installation, including signals for cyclists. 
  • Area C (Old Mill St crossing)
    As a result of the feedback received regarding the new crossing on Old Mill Street, it has been agreed that due to the low levels of traffic in this area, good visibility, and the low speeds due to the 20mph limit, a straight crossing can safely be installed. This has been agreed with Transport for Greater Manchester.
    • The change of design to a straight crossing means that guard rails will not be required, and pedestrians and cyclist will be able to cross more quickly and easily.
    • We are now planning to proceed with this design, and the next stage will be the issuing of a Traffic Regulation Order, which includes a statutory consultation as part of the process. This will be advertised through local press and notices on lamp posts in the area. 
    • Download the revised Old Mill Street plans. If you have any queries or concerns about the change of design, please email
  • Area E (Redhill Street Crossing) - This section of work is now complete. A new parallel zebra crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on Redhill Street to provide a safe crossing point for all users, and a safer crossing point for New Islington Free School. A modal filter on Bengal Street is also planned, to prevent traffic using this as a rat-run and to provide a safe space to wait when crossing Redhill Street.
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