Quicker, more punctual buses and a safer place for cyclists
Manchester city centre’s transport improvement project – ‘Project Glow’ – is almost complete.
The three-year project was a £1 billion investment into various local transport systems. These have included Metrolink’s Second City Crossing, the Bus Priority Package, better cycle routes, and major rail improvement works.
The last phase of the works will cause some further disruption to journeys. People travelling in and out of Manchester are urged to check for changes and to consider the best travel method.
There has been news that utility works will take place on Brook Street – between Upper Brook Street and Princess Street. This is set to begin on 9 January and is expected to last for around four weeks.
Once this is done, work will begin on Oxford Road, which will include making the roads safer for cyclists.
Throughout the works, there will be road signs, markings and bollards to help direct drivers to alternative routes. Information about these routes can be found on the Transport for Greater Manchester website.
Leader of Manchester City Council Sir Richard Leese has explained the reasoning behind all the improvement works:
“We’ve undertaken all this work now to allow the growth to happen to ensure the city is ready for a growing business base and population growth”.
The completion of the entire project is set to provide more reliable and more efficient transport services for the community.