Works to build Port Salford Greenway Phase 2 start on site

Following the completion of Port Salford Greenway Phase 1, which saw the build of a £1m new cycle and pedestrian link between Winton and the bustling commerce hub of Port Salford, we are delighted to advise that works to build Phase 2 have now started on site.

Urban Vision, Capita’s joint venture partnership with Salford City Council and Galliford Try, have designed both phase 1 and phase 2 of the scheme and the team will  also project manage the delivery of Phase 2 right up until its completion in spring 2017.

Phase 2 of the  Port Salford Greenway project will see the route extended by a further 1.5 kilometres between Port Salford and the  Bridgewater Canal in Worsley, providing a safe and pleasant walking and cycling route that avoids the busy Barton Lane/Worsley Road area. The new route will improve accessibility to a number of green spaces and leisure uses including Cleavley allotments, Cleavley football pitches, Winton Bowling, Tennis and Social Club, Alder Forest and AFC Monton. A new crossing point along Barton Lane close to the junction of Farm Lane will also be installed to assist cyclists and pedestrians to cross the road and the surface material used for the route  is robust, cost effective, allows water to drain through it and is made from a mix of recycled tyres and golden gravel, making it extremely environmentally friendly.

Councillor Roger Jones, executive member for transport at Salford City Council, welcomed the next phase of the work.

“Port Salford Greenway is all about helping people to get to work quickly and easily without using busy roads and will ultimately link several communities directly to the fantastic job opportunities Port Salford will bring. It also opens up access to our green spaces away from the hustle and bustle of our growing city,” he said.

“The first phase of the route has been hugely popular with residents, who have enjoyed using it for both commuting and leisure and particularly like the community artwork along the Greenway.  Before and after surveys of users showed an increase in use from 12,487 people in 2014 to 191,510 using when it was completed in September 2105. That’s a whopping 1,433 per cent increase in use in just a year.”

 

Andy Stockton, Landscape and Urban Design Manager at Urban Vision said:

Our team was delighted to design the second phase of the Port Salford Greenway scheme. Creating this continuous cycling and walking link not only provides new opportunities for the community to cycle and walk to work but it also increases  the opportunity for leisure time and to  enjoy Salford’s nature”.

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