A TOTAL of £7.7million will be invested in Trafford's pot-hole ravaged roads over the next 12 months.

The funding is part of the Council's new highways improvement programme for 2018-19, and will help to repair and maintain some of the borough's 518 miles of roads.

The new programme of repairs will begin in July and run until November, with 25 roads identified as requiring extensive maintenance work.

The highways improvements will begin in Bowdon, with resurfacing works closing parts of South Downs Road next week.

Highways teams will then move onto Brookheys Road, Bowdon and Colwick Avenue, Altrincham later this month.

Lostock Circle at junction 9 of the M60 in Urmston will also benefit from major resurfacing works this summer.

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Executive councillor for environment, air quality and climate change, Cllr Stephen Adshead said: “We’ve listened to residents and motorists about their concerns and this year we’re investing even more than in 2017/18.

"We're investing £7.7million on larger improvement schemes up to the end of March 2019. The first scheme will commence week of July 16 on South Downs Road, where we will be resurfacing the full width of the road.

“Some of the treatment methods that will be used in this year’s capital will reuse and recycle the materials that have been planed off the older surface by mixing it with new materials.

"This allows us to reduce wastage as well as maintain a good quality surface finish.”

The borough has also received £250,000 from Transport for Greater Manchester, specifically for the treatment of potholes.

Trafford's roads suffered from a harsh winter, with snow and freezing rain damaging road surfaces.

Some roads have sustained frost heave, where the expansion of freezing ground water has caused pot holes and the road surface to deteriorate.

The new investment programme will use a number of preventative methods including full resurfacing, thermal road repair and a two-phase micro-asphalt overlay.

Is your road one of the 25 planned for works this year?

Below is the full list of road repair schemes scheduled to take place between July and November.


Colwick Avenue

Navigation Road

Post Office Street


Barns Lane

Brookheys Road

Dunham Road junction with Charcoal Road

Langham Road

South Downs Road

Woodhouse Lane

Davyhulme East

Amersham Close

Bexley Close

Denstone Avenue

Kingsway Park

Ledbury Avenue

Lostock Circle

Whalley Avenue

Gorse Hill

Barton Dock Road

Chatsworth Road

Mosley Road

Sir Matt Busby Way


Gorse Crescent

Sale Moor

Old Hall Road


Chester Road (A56)

Westwood Road


Ellaston Drive