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Latest Manchester CYCLOPS junction to be built this summer

Next week work will begin to make the busy Brooks Bar junction in South Manchester safer and more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians.

As part of the ongoing commitment across Manchester to improve walking and cycling provision, work to install a CYCLOPS junction will begin on August 22. 

The new junction, where Chorlton Road, Moss Lane West, Withington Road, Upper Chorlton Road and Shrewsbury Street intersect, will allow pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles to make their movements whilst remaining entirely segregated. 

As part of the design changes will also be made to road access to make sure that traffic can flow smoothly through the junction and to minimise any future congestion. Shrewsbury Street at Upper Chorlton Road will be closed, and a ban on turning left will be implemented at Chorlton Road into Moss Lane West. 

This latest CYCLOPS junction will join several others that have been successfully installed as part of the Manchester to Chorlton Cycleway. 

Work is expected to continue until spring 2023. 

The Council would advise people to plan their journey ahead of time through the duration of these works to ensure they don’t encounter delays. This junction is very busy during normal times so with the addition of construction work please note delays will be even longer than usual. 

Visit www.manchester.gov.uk/improvements for more information on the project. 

Councillor Tracey Rawlins, Executive Member for Environment and Transport said: “CYCLOPS junctions have already made an incredible impact in Manchester as we work to make walking and cycling a more attractive prospect for our residents. 

“By making it easier for people seeking more active ways of travelling we’re breaking down barriers for our residents and ultimately making our neighbourhoods safer.”

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