Search the University of Manchester siteSearch Menu StaffNet
Search type

Oxford Road closure for demolition works

10 May 2016

Part of Oxford Road to be closed from Monday, 16 May to Sunday, 5 June inclusive

Map of closure

Final preparations are being put in place for the closure of Oxford Road which will be closed to through traffic for a three week period from Monday 16 May to Sunday 05 June inclusive. 

The road closure is required to allow demolition of the end of the Precinct and will be between the junctions of Oxford Road with Hathersage Road and Booth Street West/East.  Access will still be available for vehicles on University business or with other local businesses.

Pedestrian access is only restricted to the area of the demolition zone, and generally they will be diverted across the closed Oxford Road, continuing alongside Crawford House. Alternative pedestrian routes will be signposted at appropriate points on Oxford Road.

Cycle access is only restricted to the area of the demolition zone, and there will be no cycle access alongside Crawford House. Alternative cycle routes will be signposted at appropriate points on Oxford Road directing cyclists towards Higher Cambridge Street/Booth Street West and Upper Brook Street/Booth Street East.

Vehicular traffic and bus route diversions will be in place, and are as per the previous two road closures in 2015. The main diversionary route uses Hathersage Road, Upper Brook Street and Booth Street East – this will be used by bus services:

  • 18, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 142, 143, 145 (In,) 157, X41, X57, 141, 147, 191 and 197.

An alternative diversion will run along Moss Lane East, Lloyd Street North, Higher Cambridge Street and Booth Street West – this will be used by bus services 15, 53 and 111.

Following on from the road closure, there will be a lane closure in place (in the direction of Manchester City Centre) for around 14 months from 6 June 2016 to 31 July 2017. This lane closure allows the end of the Precinct to be reconstructed in steel and glass to form an impressive new frontage on to Oxford Road.

Further updates will be provided as work progresses.

Further information

For travel information:

Further queries to: