Following the announcement of detailed plans to improve Deansgate last year, construction work to transform the area into an interconnected, pedestrian-friendly paradise will officially begin this August.

Developed as part of the City Centre Active Travel Fund, the work will entail a range of new changes to benefit Mancunians who walk, wheel or cycle through the city.

The renovation will implement segregated cycleways, improved controlled pedestrian crossings, better junctions for safe cycling, a rain garden, more zebra crossings and a new bus gate on Whitworth Street West.

Work will begin on Mon 5 Aug, with nighttime road closures until Fri 9 Aug, while temporary traffic restrictions will be in place throughout the scheme and a permanent one-way system introduced for southbound traffic between Quay Street and Liverpool Road, as Deansgate begins its evolution into a haven for residents and visitors to navigate the city safely and sustainably.

Councillor Tracey Rawlins, Executive Member for Environment and Transport said: “For several years we have made great strides in improving the transport links in our city centre. Walking, wheeling and cycling have become key pillars in our overall transport strategy through schemes like this one in Deansgate, we aim to embed that ethos even more across our city centre.

In other places throughout Manchester we’ve already seen the benefits of improving infrastructure in this way and I am confident we will see that replicated on Deansgate in the coming months.

Keep up to date with further developments HERE.

Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 9 Jul 2024