Cross town commuters beware of forthcoming Mancunian Way closures
Thursday 16th March 2017 @ 14:59 by Nigel P.
Business Community News Tameside

The A57(M) Mancunian Way flyover will be closed for repairs and safety checks next week -end, do not get caught out by the closure and plan your alternate route ahead of your journey  if possible

Commuters are reminded to plan ahead and prepare for the 48 hour closure of the Mancunian Way  between Chester Road and Fairfield Street  weekend of 25 and 26 March.

The A57(M) flyover that links Western Greater Manchester with the East of the city and beyond to Tameside and Derbyshire will shut for multiple engineering works and checks next Week-end.

Up to 100 engineers will be working round the clock throughout that weekend and in addition to the safety inspection – which is a legal requirement – other work will also be carried out.

This includes routine maintenance on street lighting, crash barriers, signage, gully cleaning and any additional carriageway repairs.

Carrying out this additional work during this weekend means that disruption to drivers is minimised – and the risk of short-notice emergency work is minimised.

Because underground chambers have to be examined, it is necessary to stop all traffic using the road.

It is hoped that pinpointing so many resources over a sustained period of time will ensure the work is completed in time and will not have to be repeated for some time after.

Motorists are asked to pre plan their alternate routes to reach their destinations and  drivers travelling across the city are generally advised to use the M60 as their most reliable route.

Those drivers who need local access are being urged to allow more time for their journey and follow local diversions.

Transport for Greater Manchester has created a travel information page –