The cycle lanes on Talbot Road will be smoothed after resurfacing works appeared to miss them out.

One Trafford, which manages the council’s highways, had originally said on Twitter that resurfacing works were complete on the stretch of Talbot Road to the south of Gorse Hill Park.

Photos posted by residents showed the cycle lanes had been left with their old, bumpier-looking, surface.

Now, contractors have confirmed they will return before the end of the month to improve the surface quality of the cycleway.

According to highway contractor Amey, the cycle lanes adjacent to the resurfaced portion of the road will receive a ‘surface dressing’ and will be painted green at junction points.

The surface dressing will consist of a layer of bitumen and chippings and then be rolled over to make the lanes as smooth as possible.

The dressing is a preventative measure to protect the existing surface from water ingress and increase the longevity of the surface.

Messenger Newspapers: Talbot Road cycleway will be smoothed in apparent backtrackTalbot Road cycleway will be smoothed in apparent backtrack (Image: @DomCycling)

A spokesperson for the One Trafford Partnership, which links the council with contractor Amey, said: “We recently completed carriageway resurfacing works on Talbot Road between Great Stone Road and Byron Road as part of our outgoing 2022/23 highways programme covering the Trafford network.

“These works typically stretch from kerb to kerb, however, on this occasion, the scheme addressed critical failed surfacing along the road between the cycle lanes.

“The cycle lanes were installed in 2018/19 and following testing, remain structurally sound.

“We will be returning before the end of the month to complete surface treatment works (subject to weather conditions) on the cycleway to the locations where carriageway resurfacing has just been undertaken; this surface will be coloured green at junction points.

“We are committed to providing safe roads for all road users, whilst encouraging active travel to enable residents to walk, wheel and cycle.”