Road Closure Info


On April 8th 2018, the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford will see approximately 12,000 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. Full details of the 2018 road closures are in the link below to give you an idea of which roads will be affected.

Full details of the 2018 road closure times can be downloaded here for reference.

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.

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General Road Closure Information
Spectator Hotspots
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.
• Talbot Road (approach to finish)
• Brooklands Road / Marsland Road / Hope Road
• Timperley Village
• Altrincham
The A56 southbound will be closed:
• 05.00 – 11.00 Bridgewater Way to Green Street, Stretford
• 09.00 – 14.00 Sibson Road to Woodhouse Lane
Traffic travelling west on Edge Lane will not be able to use the A56 southbound until after 11.00. The A56/Edge Lane northbound junction will remain closed until 16.00The A56 northbound will be closed:
• 05.00 – 11.00 Edge Lane to Bridgewater Way. A two way system will allow access to and from Gorse Hill estate via Thomas Street and Davyhulme Road East.
• 09.00 – 14.00 Park Road to Woodhouse Lane – 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.

Parking Restrictions
We would ask you not to park on the race route and there are parking restrictions in place between 18.00 on Saturday 7th April through to 18.00 on Sunday 8th April on the following roads.
• East Union Street, Stretford
• Henrietta Street, Stretford
• St Johns Road, Stretford
• Kings Road, Stretford
• Skerton Road, Stretford
• Ayres Road, Stretford
• Chapel Road, Sale
• Tatton Road, Sale
• Broad Road, Sale
• Temple Road, Sale
• Derbyshire Road, Sale
• Brooklands Road, Sale
• Aimson Road East, Timperley
• B5165 Stockport Road, Timperley, Altrincham
• B5165 Thorley Lane Timperley
• A560 Shaftesbury Avenue, Timperley (Main road, not service roads)
• B5165 Stockport Road, Timperley, Altrincham
• Seymour Grove, Timperley
• A560 Stockport Road/Woodlands Road Timperley, Altrincham
• Stamford Street, Altrincham
• A6144 Marsland Road, Sale
• B5166 Ashton Lane, Sale
• B5166 Carrington Lane, Sale
• A6144 Harboro Road, Sale
• Moss Lane, Sale
• Manor Avenue, Sale
• Carrington Lane, Sale
• B5158 Carrington Road, Urmston
• B5213 Church Road, Urmston
• B5213 Stretford Road, Urmston
• B5213 Urmston Lane, Urmston
• Gorse Avenue, Stretford