Roadworks, closures and diversions

4. King Street West

As part of our Town Centre Access Plan project we're introducing a new one way system around Kingston Street and King Street West between Wood Street and Chestergate. This will include highway widening and re-alignment works and changes to junctions. Facilities for pedestrians and cyclists are also being enhanced.

View the scheme 303 drawing (PDF 980Kb) for more detailed information.

The works are underway and require traffic management to ensure the safety of operatives and road users.

As part of the traffic management, the traffic signals have been switched off at King Street West/Chestergate until the work has finished. The following movements are now prohibited:

  • the right turn from Chestergate to King Street West (northbound)
  • straight ahead from Chestergate towards the bus depot (eastbound)

Visit our Town Centre Access Plan (TCAP) page for information about current traffic management at the junction and across the town centre.

With the progression of the works, the Trans Penine Trail route along the A560 Chestergate and through the town centre is subject to a diversion between NCN62 and M60 Junction 1 and Tiviot Dale. Appropriate signage is in place to guide Trans Penine Trail users along the diversion. The diversion comprises the riverside path between NCN62 and Heaton Lane. We've recently cut back the vegetation along the riverside path to ensure it's suitable for increased use.

Update January 2019

Works at the King Street West/Chestergate junction are substantially complete. The focus on construction activity is currently on Kingston Street which is subject to localised closures.

The new traffic signals at Chestergate / Kingston Street / King Street West will be commissioned after completion of the works on Kingston Street. This is expected in February 2019.

Find out more

If you have any questions about the works you can contact the project team by emailing or by calling 0161 474 2299.