Trafford Council has appointed contractor AE Yates to deliver a number of major public realm improvements in the town centre.

The works are anticipated to start on 27 May and be completed by the end of Summer 2024. They will make the town centre a place that meets the needs of local residents and businesses.

As part of the improvements, Trafford Council is looking to make the Kingsway and Barton Road junction safer and greener as part of its transformation of the town. Plans include new crossing points, cycle lanes, footpaths, trees and green spaces. The Kingsway carriageway is also being re-designed to help reduce speeds and improve the area for cyclists and pedestrians.

Disruption to motorists and pedestrians is expected while the work takes place for the transformation of Stretford town centre, to carry out the improvements. This will be managed by advance notification / comprehensive signage.

Cllr Liz Patel, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Economy, and Regeneration said: “Stretford town centre is being transformed into a great place for residents, shoppers, and businesses. These new designs will make the experience safer and more enjoyable for pedestrians and cyclists and complement the redevelopment of Stretford Mall. This is an exciting time for Stretford.”

The project for the transformation of Stretford town centre, set to be completed in September 2024, is managed by The LK Group. It is also supported by Civic Engineers, Exterior Architecture and Simon Fenton Partnership, on behalf of Trafford Council.

For details about the Public Realm Works please go to

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