ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION
On the 19th April 2015, the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford will see nearly 10,000 runners run through the streets of Greater Manchester. In order to facilitate an event of this size, we need to close some roads in order to allow the runners to move safely around the course. The road closures will be very similar to the 2014 closures. Once the traffic order has been finalised, full details of the 2015 road closures will be published. 2014 times can be downloaded via the link below - the 2015 details will be very similar.
Full details of the road closure times can be downloaded here.
To help those people that need to make a journey on marathon day, we have put together a detailed diversion map to help you navigate around the road closures. The areas affected have been broken down by area and there are brief instructions for each of those areas directing you to a major road from where you can continue your journey.
Should you require more detailed information for a particular zone on the map, please follow the links below. Check the map to see which zone you are in and then click the link below.
GENERAL ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION
Experience over the past few years has shown that some locations are spectator hotspots. We recommend that you do not attempt to drive to these vibrant areas, instead we suggest you walk to them or use the tram.
- A56 Chester Road (approach to finish)
- Brooklands Road / Marsland Road / Hope Road
- Timperley Village
The A56 southbound will be closed:
- 06.30 – 11.00 Bridgewater Way to Green Street
- 09.00 – 14.00 Marsland Road to Woodhouse Road
Traffic travelling south on Talbot Road and west on Edge Lane will not be able to use the A56 southbound until after 11.00.
The A56 northbound will be closed:
- 06.30 – 11.00 Edge Lane to Bridgewater Way. After 11.00 A56 northbound traffic will be diverted onto Talbot Road.
- 11.00 - 16.00 Talbot Road to White City Way (northbound traffic will use A5104 Talbot Road and Chester Road)
- 09.00 – 14.00 Park Road to Woodhouse Road residential access only
- Residents on the east of the A56 near Eastway / Walton Road will be allowed access using Langdale Road
There is access onto the A56 in both directions at various points both north and south bound (including on and off of the M60), but this is restricted by the above closures.
Our advice would be to consider using use the outer diversion route, A57 or A5103 Princess Road to avoid major disruption to your journey.
M60 Junction 7 (06.00 – 12.00)
Access on and off the M60 at junction 7 will be restricted but will not affect your journey.
Traffic wishing to travel south east will be directed north on the M60 to junction 8 where it can then use the slip roads to rejoin the M60 to travel south.
Traffic wishing to leave the M60,which is travelling north west on the M60, will be directed north on the M60 to junction 8, where it can then use the slip roads to rejoin the M60 to travel south to leave at junction 7.
We would ask you not to park on the race route and there are parking restrictions in place between 18.00 on Saturday 18th April through to 18.00 on Sunday 19th April on the following roads.
Sir Matt Busby Way
Chapel Road, Sale
Northenden Road, Sale
Marsland Road, Sale
Brooklands Road, Sale
B5165 Stockport Road, Timperley, Altrincham
A560 Stockport Road and Woodlands Road, Timperley, Altrincham
A538 Stamford New Road, Altrincham
Market Street, Altrincham
Stamford Street, Altrincham
A56 Washway, Sale
Woodhouse Lane, Sale
Manor Avenue, Sale
B5158 Carrington Road, Urmston
B5213 Church Road, Urmston
B5213 Stretford Road, Urmston
B5213 Urmston Road, Urmston
Bus turning circle, Aimson Road East, Timperley
The closures will be in place for as short a time as possible and we will help as much as we can. We thank you for your support and understanding.
The spectator support on the route is now legendary in the running community and we would like this year to be even better. If you can, please come out and cheer the runners on and help us to retain the title of the UK’s Best Marathon. Full spectator details will be available soon.