Changes to Altrincham town centre are set to start next month, according to Trafford Council.

The changes involve improvements to paths and roads, plus the reversal of Market Street's one-way system.

They also involve the addition of plants and trees, as well as a number of outdoor seating areas.

Earlier in 2022, when the plans were revealed after a consultation, Trafford Council said the target to complete all the work was the end of next year. It has now said the work is set to start next month and end ahead of next summer, with a break for Christmas.

The plans for George Street and Regent Road are first on the list, with Market Street to follow.

Cllr Liz Patel, the council's executive member for economy and regeneration, said: "We are totally committed to improving our town centres and it is great news that the continued work is due to start soon on the next phase of the public realm in Altrincham.

"We consulted with the public on the plans and these have changed in light of the responses that we received. People wanted more trees along Regent Road and new cycle lanes and we have listened.

"These large-scale improvements should further enhance Altrincham’s reputation as a destination in its own right and benefit residents, businesses and visitors alike."

From September, George Street will be resurfaced and plants, trees and outdoor seating areas will be added.

At the same time, Regent Road will become one-way between Railway Street and Market Street and plants, trees and a contraflow, segregated cycle path will be added.

These works are expected to end in May next year, although with a break between November and January.

From January, Market Street will have its one-way system reversed and access to Groby Road to Dunham Road will be restricted.

However, there will still be some access from Groby Road to Dunham Road. These works are expected to end in March next year.

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