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Scheme A56 Corridor

Protected cycle lanes on the A56 Chester Road

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  • Active neighbourhood
  • Bridge, ramp or other structure
  • Crossing
  • Cycle Hire Station
  • Cycle Hub
  • Cyclops Junction
  • Football
  • Gym
  • Hospital
  • Junction Improvement
  • Library
  • Modal Filter
  • Open Cycle Parking
  • Park or Playground
  • Parklet
  • Protected Junction
  • School
  • Tennis
  • Train Station
  • Tram Station
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Scheme description

Proposals for the upgrade of walking and cycling facilities along the A5014 Chester Road include:

  • Segregated cycle lanes in each direction, no less than 1.5m wide, separated from traffic by black traffic separator posts with reflective strips

  • The removal of existing central hatching road markings and all the marked right turn facilities along the impacted route

  • Introduction of two proposed zebra crossings along the route, one located between Darwen Street and Chorlton Street and one located between City Road and Virgil Street

  • The removal of five existing uncontrolled pedestrian crossing points along the route

  • Two current on-street parking bays are to be moved laterally so that they are half on the footway and half on the carriageway

  • The dedicated right turn lane is to be shortened¬†on A56 Bridgewater Way junction approach

  • The removal of the temporary traffic management including the traffic cones, currently placed along A56 Bridgewater Way and White City Circle

These proposals are the first phase of an interim active travel scheme along the A56 Corridor. Phase two, which stretches along the A56 from M60 Junction 7 to Talbot Road, is currently in the preliminary design stage and will be consulted on once this stage is complete.

Additional information

The most recent consultation closed on 18th December 2022.

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