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New road signs for Trafford

Eight new signals will help Old Trafford traffic flow, says council

Published on August 31st 2010.

New road signs for Trafford

Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council is installing new signs to help traffic flow around Old Trafford football and cricket stadiums.

The council is putting up eight variable message signs to give advance notification of major events. During periods where no events are scheduled, the signs will be used to display messages that support the council’s road safety campaigns such as ‘DON’T DRIVE TIRED’.

Funding for the signs has been provided in association with the Gorse Hill Partnership. The first five signs were up and running for the start of the football season and the remaining will be operational shortly.Executive councillor Alan Mitchell said: "The council is committed to easing congestion on Trafford’s roads as well as making sure they are as safe as possible. Motorists travelling in the area Old Trafford football and cricket stadiums will now have advance knowledge of when major events are taking place and will be able to plan their journeys accordingly."

A Manchester United spokesman said: "We welcome this move by Trafford Council. We hope the new signs will be useful for motorists who want to do everything they can to avoid match day traffic, as well as keeping the local community informed."

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EugeneSeptember 1st 2010.

Come on ManCon...is it April the 1st? TBC put up some road signs? Stop press!

How about an update on the Origin scheme Princess Street/Whitworth St in town...rumour is, the hoarding is coming down - is the scheme finally being resurrected or is it being totally abandoned?
That would be news if it was the first one!

Rant over

Kevin TilleySeptember 5th 2010.

The pavement is being reinstated apparently...


James11364September 6th 2010.

The background is that the residents asked for the pavement back and the car parking as welllast year. WestProperties position then was that they hopped to restart something on the back if the alleged hardening of the office property market (see somewhere else on ManCon for a discussion of this suggestion) But it was a false dawn. So they have agreed to the pavement reinstatement.
West have other mothballed or un-broken sites in the City, in Rochdale Road, the Ramada Hotel and Owens Car Park as well as Origin. The brother of West's Donal Mulryan, Sean, has a capped site behind the Station. It's the 'luck of the Irish!

The question is what is going to happen now to these and indeed to other empty or half started sites in Manchester... call Peel in (see another Man Con story) or lots of mini parks, or just more car lots for the car worshippers or all of these.

I'm sure ManCON will pass in all ideas to Sir H.B.

AnonymousSeptember 6th 2010.

Something needs to be done about the state of sites marked for development. The developers don't secure them and make no attempt to clear them to make them at least slightly less of an eyesore. Needless to say the council do naff all about it. Possibly one for a ManCon article??

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