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Old August 14th, 2010, 02:53 PM   #181
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I know this is not in central Manchester, but has anyone noticed the new road leading fron the Trafford Centre car park area on to the M60. If your driving say from Salford to Stretford you notice it anti-clockwise. It has white lines in the middle and double yellow lines on the sides. It also has a a side reservation on the M60, which is new aswell. So anyone seen or know what it is for?.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 03:02 PM   #182
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Not sure from your description if its the exact place your thinking about but their building a new M60 junction for Salford Reds stadium and to relieve congestion on the existing Trafford Centre junction with a road running alongside the M60 to Trafford Centre.
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Old August 14th, 2010, 03:10 PM   #183
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Ya I know the one you are on about neil, is pretty much directly opposite the roundabout where John Lewis is, it is not for public use, is just for use for emergency vechiles.

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The Trafford Centre, Manchester M17 8AA.

Formation of emergency vehicular access/egress onto M60.
http://planningdocs.trafford.gov.uk/...0Application/"
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Old August 14th, 2010, 03:54 PM   #184
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Ya I know the one you are on about neil, is pretty much directly opposite the roundabout where John Lewis is, it is not for public use, is just for use for emergency vechiles.



http://planningdocs.trafford.gov.uk/...0Application/"
Thanks Flange. Nowt exciting then!!!!
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Old March 8th, 2012, 02:25 AM   #185
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From the constructionenquirer....
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Bids invited for £25m road upgrades near M60

The search has started to find a contractor to deliver a series of road improvements bundled up into the Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme.

The civils works around Salford include realigning the existing A57, a mile-long new dual carriageway link to Trafford Way and a new lift bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal.

Improvements to local roads and junctions are also involved in the project to improve access to the area and boost regeneration.

WGIS improvements are needed as part of developer Peel Group’s Port of Salford development to reduce traffic on local roads and relieve peak time congestions on the M60 Barton Bridge.

One of the major challenges for a successful contractor will be coping with many stakeholders in the Western gateway project which include the Highways Agency, Manchester Ship Canal Company, Salford City and Trafford Borough Councils, The Trafford Centre and Salford City Reds.

Firms have until 24 April to express an interest in bidding.

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...ades-near-m60/
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Old March 29th, 2012, 02:13 AM   #186
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Little news on the road linking the unfinished airport road towards Stockport....
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Airport relief road to open within five years

Dates have been set for the construction of the £290m A6 to Manchester Airport relief road using the new £1.2bn infrastructure fund agreed as part of the Greater Manchester City Deal with Government last week.

The project is being led by Stockport Council alongside Cheshire East Council and Manchester City Council. The proposal for the 10km dual carriageway was adopted into Government transport policy in 2001 but has waited until now for the necessary funding.

Jim McMahon, service director for major projects at Stockport Council, said: "With the Government announcements last week, the Budget and the Greater Manchester City Deal, overall funding is now available to construct the South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road.

"The expected overall cost for the scheme is £290m, made up from a contribution of £165m from Government with the remainder being found locally from the Greater Manchester Transport Fund, including funding using the recently approved Manchester Earnback [City Deal] model."

McMahon continued: "It is expected that a public consultation on the proposals for the scheme will take place over the forthcoming months leading to a planning application being submitted before the end of 2012.

"A contractor will be appointed during 2013, with a start planned on the ground for autumn 2014. The road is planned to be open to traffic in early 2017."

The Manchester Earnback model agreed with Government has potential for £1.2bn to be invested up front in infrastructure improvements by Greater Manchester. Money will be 'paid back' to the combined authority as real economic growth is seen. This is the first tax increment finance-style scheme in England outside London.

These 'earned back' funds will be reinvested in further infrastructure improvements to allow Greater Manchester to reach its economic potential. The first phase of this will include the completion of the Greater Manchester Transport Fund programme, enabling the early implementation of schemes including the South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy.

http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news...ive-years.html
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Old March 29th, 2012, 01:51 PM   #187
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Thanks Andy.
Intresting info and I would like to know the costs certain type of infrastructures.

For example the article talks of 290M for 10km of dualcarriageway, about the same costs calculated for a motorway (2+2 lanes) in southern Italy.

Anybody knows how much would cost a simple "roundabout" in the UK??
I was shocked when I read that build a roundabout in Sicily will cost € 600.000.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 08:36 PM   #188
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News about the M6.....
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M6 improvements due to begin next week

A £2.74 million scheme to improve the safety of motorists along Greater Manchester's M6 motorway is to begin next week.

The initiative, which is led by the Highways Agency, will involve the installation of a new concrete safety barrier section around Junction 27 of the route near to Standish.

When the construction is complete, the barrier between Crow Orchard Road Sotuh and White Hill Footbridge should have been extended.

Preparatory work for the project will commence on May 14th and should result in improvements to the drainage of the hard shoulder, as well as resurfacing tasks.

It is expected that the operations will be finished on August 23rd, with personnel typically on-site between 20:00 BST and 05:00 BST until June 14th.

From this point until the job is completed, lane three will be closed round-the-clock.

"We have worked hard to design a project that can also be delivered in a way which minimises inconvenience to drivers and the traffic will be able to use the motorway at all times," Highways Agency project sponsor Jakub Malaj said.

Construction work for a managed motorway scheme on the M6 in the West Midlands is also scheduled to begin during 2012.

http://www.sageforconstruction.co.uk....aspx?aid=3012
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Old May 29th, 2012, 10:23 PM   #189
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Stagecoach plans Stockport park-and-ride

25 May 2012, 10:22


A planning application for a 455-space park-and-ride scheme is to be submitted by Stagecoach UK Bus for a site on derelict land in Hazel Grove.

Manchester-based transport consultants SCP have been appointed by Stagecoach to assess the implications of the site and have been working on improving the design and modelling the traffic effects of the scheme in preparation for the submission.

The three-acre cleared industrial site is at the junction of the A6 Buxton Road and A523 Macclesfield Road. The bus route will be along the A6 passing through Stockport town centre and on to Manchester city centre, the route of service 192. The buses will run every 10 minutes.

Lee Kendall, principal transport planner at SCP, said: "This is a very exciting and interesting scheme to work on since this will be the first bus-based park-and-ride site in the whole of Greater Manchester if it gets the go ahead.

"What makes the scheme all the more interesting and unusual is that it will be delivered entirely through private finance by Stagecoach UK Bus to compliment the well known 192 bus service along the A6. Almost every other park-and-ride site in the UK has at least some form of public funding behind it.

"Notwithstanding this, we have been working very closely with Stockport Council and Transport for Greater Manchester to ensure the scheme will be high quality and that the traffic changes in the area have been modelled robustly and in great detail."
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Old July 8th, 2012, 11:50 AM   #190
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From the construction index....
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Balfour Beatty wins £300m Highways Agency ASC deal

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £300m contract to operate, maintain and improve part of the Highways Agency's strategic route network in the northwest, in a 70:30 joint venture with Mott MacDonald.

From November 2012, the joint venture will maintain and improve more than 500km of motorway and trunk roads in Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and parts of Lancashire.

The Area 10 Asset Support Contract (ASC) runs for five years and adds to Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald's portfolio that includes the Area 4 contract in the southeast.

Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said: "In awarding this contract to our joint venture, the Highways Agency has recognised our excellent track record in delivering high profile projects for the highways sector. As a group, we are committed to growing our share of the transport maintenance market, both in the UK and overseas and are one of the longest established providers in this vital service-led sector."

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Old November 29th, 2012, 02:15 PM   #191
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Will anything ever come of the 'M60/M62 relief Motorway'? I always thought it would be better to make it into an express-local motorway like the 401 in Toronto for the northern side of the M60
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Old November 29th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #192
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doubt it - I think that plan has been long dead - there's another in the Highways Agency list for adding extra lanes around there but that's it - see http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/roa...5-12-Lane-Gain
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Old December 12th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #193
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Work set to start on Hyde's sausage link road
12th December 2012

Share:By Chris Barry - Editor, North West

CONSTRUCTION work is about to start on a £3.2m road in Tameside, which should help generate 300 jobs.

The half-mile public highway in Godley Hill, Hyde, Tameside, Greater Manchester, will begin at Mottram Road (A57) and end at the new employment site near the Walls sausage factory.

The project is being funded by £2.1m from the Government&rsquo;s Regional Growth Fund and £1.1m from Tameside Council.

It is being built on land owned by Walls' parent company, Irish group Kerry Foods (formerly Mattessons & Walls), and transferred to the council.

The road will open up new employment opportunities on council-owned land which has been designated as an employment site for more than 30 years. It will improve access to the adjacent Kerry Foods&rsquo; complex, where over 600 people are employed.

Most of the employment site is currently used for low-grade agricultural purposes. Previous attempts at developing the seven-hectare site failed due to problems with access.

Tameside Council executive leader Cllr Kieran Quinn said: &ldquo;After years of planning and negotiation we are finally in a position where the funding is available and we can start to develop this site to create much-needed employment opportunities for Tameside&rsquo;s residents.

&ldquo;This road is a win-win for the council and its partners. Not only will Kerry Foods have improved access, we have the chance to develop a site capable of delivering a significant number of new jobs, to provide improved access for residents who live near-by, and to further support economic and employment growth in the borough.&rdquo;

The work is being undertaken by the council&rsquo;s direct service organisation and is expected to be completed by autumn 2013.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #194
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Can anyone see any plans online yet?

I'm presuming this will cut across the open land adjacent to Hattersley rather than paralleling the railway up past factory from Mottram Road.

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Can anyone see any plans online yet?

I'm presuming this will cut across the open land adjacent to Hattersley rather than paralleling the railway up past factory from Mottram Road.

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They are on http://plandocs.tameside.gov.uk/form...o=12/00813/FUL It does run parallel with the railway up past the factory from Mottram Road
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They are on http://plandocs.tameside.gov.uk/form...o=12/00813/FUL It does run parallel with the railway up past the factory from Mottram Road
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:46 PM   #197
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anyone know if the cuts have led to a reduction in gritting / treatment of roads?

certainly seems down on last year
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Work set to start on Hyde's sausage link road
12th December 2012

Share:By Chris Barry - Editor, North West

CONSTRUCTION work is about to start on a £3.2m road in Tameside, which should help generate 300 jobs.

The half-mile public highway in Godley Hill, Hyde, Tameside, Greater Manchester, will begin at Mottram Road (A57) and end at the new employment site near the Walls sausage factory.
Crikey! Excuse my ignorance, but is that typical, £3.2m for a half mile road?
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #199
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Dont believe so though cuts to bin collection could be affecting driver availability. Wigan at least invested in a big silo for grit two years ago at the highways depot so that it could stockpile during the summer which it will be moving to the new central council depot.

(lot of councils had the problem that they couldnt stockpile so they were stuck in a delivery backlog when the winter months came and every council was trying to get more at the same time)
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State of Roads in GM

Up until today I thought the increasing number of pot holes in the local motorways and A roads was just a reflection of national austerity.
Today returned home on the M62 from Yorkshire and as soon as I crossed the county boundary I realised that the disintegrating tarmac was purely a GM phenomenon.
What I don't understand is that we've had a mild winter so far with minimal frost. Is it just poor investment locally or a dodgy batch of bitumen been used to lay the roads?

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