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Bus priority package: Changes to Oxford Road from 9 June

27 May 2016

Transport for Greater Manchester, in partnership with Manchester City Council, is implementing one of the largest investments into Manchester city centre's bus network in decades

Please note the upcoming change to Oxford Road that will permanently alter the way traffic accesses the corridor.

From Monday 6 June, the section of Oxford Road between Hathersage Road and Denmark Road will be closed to all traffic for three days. During this time engineers will lay a brand new road surface in this location with work due to finish on Wednesday 8 June. This work has been scheduled to bookend the existing project currently on site to install new segregated cycle lanes.

Bus route diversions already in place for the University’s redevelopment works will remain unchanged and details can be found online at TfGM. Two-way cycle movements will be maintained during the surfacing works.

The completion of this section of work means that we are able to implement the first stage of the permanent changes for general traffic.

From Thursday 9 June drivers heading into the city on Oxford Road will be unable to travel past Hathersage Road between 6am and 9pm, 7 days-a-week, and will instead need to reroute, by turning right on to Hathersage Road before continuing their journey along Upper Brook Street.

To accommodate the permanent changes to Oxford Road, Upper Brook Street has been improved to provide drivers with an alternative route. Local access to Oxford Road will be maintained from adjoining roads and signage in place to help everyone navigate the area.

The Oxford Road scheme will ultimately see a bus, hackney carriage, emergency vehicle and cycle only corridor created between Hathersage Road and Grosvenor Street and so as the work advances along the corridor so will the rollout of further changes to access. Both TfGM and Manchester City Council will continue to communicate these prior to their introduction.

The work on Oxford Road marks a major landmark in the progress of the transformational Grow project. Grow will see more than £1 billion invested into city centre infrastructure improvements by 2017, including the Metrolink Second City Crossing, bus priority measures, six new and better cycle routes into the city centre and major rail improvements.

Further information

You can find out more about the Oxford Road scheme at: