Roadworks, closures and diversions

4. King Street West

As part of our Town Centre Access Plan project we're introducing a new roundabout around Kingston Street and King Street West between Wood Street and Chestergate. This includes 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 substantially complete and the new roundabout is fully open to traffic, including Kingston Street to northbound vehicles (Wood Street to Chestergate).

The new traffic signals have been commissioned and 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 these and nearby 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.

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.