Twenty thousand runners are heading for Sale as the Greater Manchester Marathon gets under way…

By Peter Trollope at
Streets  and roads in Sale, Sale Moor, Ashton on Mersey, Brooklands will all be affected by severe traffic disruption for most of the day by closures and restrictions on parking.
The police and organisers of the race say avoid the area if you are driving and advise the public who want to watch the race – ‘To get their early”.

A number of road closures will be in place throughout Sunday to allow the race to go ahead, including;-

Bridgewater Way to White City Way – 5am-11.30am

White City Way to Thomas Street – 5am-11.30am

Thomas Street to Bridgewater Street – 11.30am-4pm

Bridgewater Street to Edge Lane – 5am-11.30am

Edge Lane to Ashfield Road – 8am-12pm

A56 northbound:

Edge Lane to White City Way – 5am-11.30am

Stamford Brook Road to Fownhope Road – 9am-2.30pm

Edge Lane to Davyhulme Road East – 11.30am-4pm

A56 in both directions:

Davyhulme Road East to Edge Lane 5am-11.30am

Fownhope Road to Marsland Road (Washway Road) 9am-2.30pm

People are advised that if they need to use the A56 southbound, to use the outer diversion route, A5103 Princess Road (Princess Parkway) to avoid major disruption to journeys.

Anyone requiring access to the city during the northbound closure, should use A5181 Barton Road and then B5211 Barton Dock Road to the A57 and then follow signs for the city. Alternatively, after 10.35am when Barton Road will be closed at Kingsway, use Edge Lane to access A5103 Princess Road.


Junction seven 7.00am-12.30pm

There is no exit from the M60 at junction seven in either direction. Access on and off the M60 at junction seven will be restricted.

Traffic wishing to travel anticlockwise will be directed north on the M60 from junction seven to junction eight where they can then use the slip roads to rejoin the M60 to travel south. Traffic travelling in both directions that wish to leave the M60 at junction 7 will need to leave at junction 6 or junction 9 dependant on their destination, or use the M56 to access areas around Altrincham.

Parking restrictions will be in place on the following streets from 11pm on Saturday through to 6pm on Sunday:

• East Union Street, Stretford

• Henrietta Street, Stretford

• St Johns Road, Stretford

• Kings Road, Stretford

• A56 Manchester Road and Washway,

Timperley and Sale

• A6144 Harboro Way, Sale

• A6144 Harboro Road, Sale

• B5166 Ashton Lane, Sale

• B5166 Carrington Lane, Sale

• Moss Lane, Sale

• Manor Avenue, Sale

• Carrington Lane, Sale

• Chapel Road, Sale

• Tatton Road, Sale

• Broad Road, Sale

• Temple Road, Sale

• Derbyshire Road, Sale

• Brooklands Road, Sale

• Aimson Road East, Timperley

• B5165 Stockport Road, Timperley, Altrincham

• B5165 Thorley Lane Timperley

• A560 Shaftesbury Avenue, Timperley

(Main road, not service roads)

• Seymour Grove, Timperley

• B5165 Stockport Road, Timperley, Altrincham

Timperley, Altrincham

• Stamford New Road, Altrincham

• Regent Road, Altrincham

• Market Street, Altrincham

• Post Office Street, Altrincham

• Stamford Street, Altrincham

• B5165 Park Road, Timperley, Altrincha

• East Union Street, Stretford

• Henrietta Street, Stretford

• St Johns Road, Stretford

• Kings Road, Stretford

• B5158 Carrington Road, Urmston

• B5213 Stretford Road, Urmston

• B5213 Urmston Lane, Urmston

• Gorse Avenue, Stretford

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