WORK has begun to improve the junction of Carrington Lane and Flixton Road in order to ease congestion and improve access to key sites such as the SAICA paper mill in Partington.

The scheme is expected to take around 10 months to complete and motorists are advised that work taking place on the road itself will begin on February 9.

Executive councillor Alan Mitchell said: “I am delighted to see work start on site. The existing junction has caused congestion issues for a number of years and it is vital that we tackle this now in order to assist motorists and improve access to key development sites in Carrington and Partington.

“There will be some disruption while these improvements are carried out and motorists should be mindful of possible delays in the coming months. I’d like to reassure local residents and those who commute through the borough that whilst journeys may prove more difficult in the short term, the end result will make a huge difference for everyone’s benefit.”

If you would like to find out more about this scheme, please contact or call 0161 912 2000.