Port Salford and A57 Road Improvement Scheme
Port Salford is a £138 million project with planning permission to develop the UK's first tri-modal (served by road, rail and short-sea shipping) inland port facility and distribution park on the Barton Strategic Site adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal.
Port Salford is a critical component of the Atlantic Gateway development, with Peel as the main private sector partner, and will provide a central North West distribution base to improve supply chains for businesses across the North West. It will enable direct barge access to the river terminal at the Port of Liverpool and will reduce the environmental impact of the terminal's expansion by reducing freight levels on road.
Port Salford will:
- include a 153,000 sq. m. warehousing facility and will create the Port Salford National Import Centre which will enable specialist goods handling and redistribution;
- generate some 3,858 gross permanent jobs; and
- lower transportation costs for northern businesses which will improve competitiveness.
A57 Road Improvement Scheme- Enabling Port Salford
Work will soon start on a major road and highway improvement programme which will improve local transport connections, reduce congestion and help set up the development of phase one of Port Salford. The documents available to view below are to give you information about the planned works, what they look like and an outline programme. There is also the opportunity to look at Phase 2, where further enhancements to Junction 11 of the M60 are planned. Works will start on-site in January 2013 and will be completed by the end of 2015.
To view the A57 Road Improvement Scheme information leaflet, please click here >>
To view the A57 Road Improvement Scheme phase 1 factsheet, please click here >>
To view the A57 Road Improvement Scheme phase 2 factsheet, please click here >>
To view the A57 Road Improvement Scheme FAQs, please click here >>
Click here to visit the dedicated website for weekly traffic updates (from January 2013).
If you have any questions or comments about the A57 Road Improvement Scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org