Council Transport

Motorists heading for a bumpy ride as Sale misses out on pothole repairs scheme

By Peter Trollope at
 Sale roads have been left out of new plans to repair potholes  by Trafford Council.
Only one road – Old Hall Road in Sale Moor – is included in the Council’s  £7.7 million highway’s improvement programme for 2018-2019.
The new programme of repairs will begin in July and run until November, with 25 roads in Trafford identified as requiring extensive maintenance work.

The highways improvements will begin in Bowdon, with resurfacing works closing parts of South Downs Road next week.

Lostock Circle at junction 9 of the M60 in Urmston will also benefit from major resurfacing works this summer.

Executive councillor for environment, air quality and climate change, Cllr Stephen Adshead said: “We’ve listened to residents and motorists about their concerns and this year we’re investing even more than in 2017/18.

 “We’re investing £7.7million on larger improvement schemes up to the end of March 2019. The first scheme will commence week of July 16 on South Downs Road, where we will be resurfacing the full width of the road.

“Some of the treatment methods that will be used in this year’s capital will reuse and recycle the materials that have been planed off the older surface by mixing it with new materials.

“This allows us to reduce wastage as well as maintain a good quality surface finish.”

The borough has also received £250,000 from Transport for Greater Manchester, specifically for the treatment of potholes.

Trafford’s roads suffered from a harsh winter, with snow and freezing rain damaging road surfaces.

Some roads have sustained frost heave, where the expansion of freezing ground water has caused pot holes and the road surface to deteriorate.

The new investment programme will use a number of preventative methods including full resurfacing, thermal road repair and a two-phase micro-asphalt overlay.

 There is approximately 834km of road network in the borough.

 To view the list of schemes scheduled to take place between July and November 2018,  visit TraffordRoads. This list will be updated every quarter. 

Sale Moor

Old Hall Road


Colwick Avenue

Navigation Road

Post Office Street


Barns Lane

Brookheys Road

Dunham Road junction with Charcoal Road

Langham Road

South Downs Road

Woodhouse Lane

Davyhulme East

Amersham Close

Bexley Close

Denstone Avenue

Kingsway Park

Ledbury Avenue

Lostock Circle

Whalley Avenue

Gorse Hill

Barton Dock Road

Chatsworth Road

Mosley Road

Sir Matt Busby Way


Gorse Crescent


Chester Road (A56)

Westwood Road


Ellaston Drive

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