Network Rail has announced a planned closure for Manchester’s ring road this weekend for railway expansion work.
Four arches on a disused railway section will be removed in Manchester this weekend as Network Rail continues work on the Ordsall Chord, a new 300m link between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria.
The work is to close north east bound and south west bound carriageways on the city’s Trinity Way ring road section.
Network Rail route delivery director Nick Spall said: “The closure of Trinity Way for this short period of time is essential to allow us to continue work on the Ordsall Chord. Railway arches at Middlewood Viaduct, which is close to Trinity Way, will be removed and for safety reasons it is necessary for the road to close.”
Work on the Ordsall Chord is scheduled for completion in 2017. It is hoped that improved freight paths and train services from the project will add £4bn to the regional economy.