In order to assist the operation of the tram and to ensure safety and accessibility for users on the highway, there is a need to introduce additional kerbside parking and loading restrictions, as well as other restrictions on movement, along various sections of the route.
For this project, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has already obtained the required legal powers to introduce the necessary parking, loading and access restrictions. These powers were obtained as part of “The Transport for Greater Manchester (Light Rapid Transit System) (Trafford Park Extension) Order 2016”. Objections to these restrictions cannot be considered at this stage, as this formal process was undertaken during the Public Inquiry in 2016.
The Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) contained within the 2016 Order are being introduced as necessary to support the construction programme. In order to support the safe and efficient operation of the new signalised junction of Mercury Way and Barton Dock Road the waiting and loading restrictions proposed for Mercury Way will be introduced on street and come into force on the 5th March 2019.
The length of restriction on the easterly side is as per the powers sought although please note that the restrictions on the westerly side of Mercury Way have been reduced in length to better accommodate the needs of the area. However, should this reduced length cause safety or congestion issues then TfGM do have powers to extend them to the maximum permitted in the powers within a 12 month period of opening.
If you have any queries regarding the powers under which these restrictions are being introduced or the Metrolink extensions in general, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Stakeholder Engagement team on 0161 244 1242 (office hours) or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Stakeholder Engagement Officer
Transport for Greater Manchester
2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BG