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Roadworks, closures and diversions

5. Knightsbridge and Great Portwood Street

As part of our Town Centre Access Plan project we're:

  • improving pedestrian crossings
  • providing new toucan (pedestrian and cycle) crossings
  • providing new widened pedestrian and cycle paths
  • improving vehicle capacity along Knightsbridge on the approach to the Great Portwood Street junction

You can view the scheme 402 drawing for more detailed information (PDF 643Kb)

The works will also enhance the public realm by providing planting and improved signage.

Phase 1 of the works will focus on the north east side of Knightsbridge and Great Portwood Street. Initial activities include site clearance and setting up the site compound. This phase is scheduled to commence on Monday 29 January 2018 for approximately 12 weeks.

The footway on the north side of Knightsbridge between Howard Street and Great Portwood Street will be closed. This is to ensure work is carried out safely and efficiently. Access for pedestrians along Knightsbridge will be via the south footway and pedestrian diversion signs will be displayed.

In addition, Knightsbridge Car Park will be closed for the duration of the works. The area will be used for the contractor’s compound ahead of car park improvement works being carried out. Alternative parking for the duration of the works is available at the Newbridge Lane, Churchgate and the Peel Centre. Additional dedicated disabled parking will be available on Bridgefield Street from early February.

The Knightsbridge project is planned to be completed in Autumn 2018. Further updates will be provided as the works progress.

If you have any questions about the works you can contact the project team by emailing You can also call on 0161 474 2299.