Carrington Relief Road

Key Milestones

  • Winter 2022 | Formal public consultation

  • Spring/Summer 2023 | Submission of a planning application

  • Spring 2024 | Full business case

  • Winter 2024 |Start of work on site (subject to securing planning permission)

  • Spring 2027 | Completion of construction


To date £24.7m has been secured for the project, the current estimate completion cost is £56.3m.

Additional Levy funding will come from employment and residential developments within Trafford, but it's all estimates; both in terms of the project cost and how much funding can be secured.


Major risk identified for the project

  • Funding Gap

  • Failure to get planning permission

  • Contamination on site

  • Land Acquisition

Compulsory Purchase Orders

The council doesn't own all the land, they will work with developers to purchase it. Where they can't Compulsory Purchase Orders would be needed

Proposed compulsory purchase orders

TMBC strategic objectives for the scheme will include:

  • Providing sufficient capacity within the transport network

  • Improving journey times and journey time reliability

  • Providing an alternative route for traffic using the A6144

  • Creating the ability to introduce speed and safety measures and to encourage active travel, especially through Carrington Village

  • Providing improved infrastructure and environmental enhancements which encourage active travel

  • Improving connectivity to the outlying district of Partington

(extracts from Exec Report 1.8)

Propose active travel route in red | Walking and cycling route in green

CRR route map
Isherwood Road proposed new junction map

Proposed Junction design on Isherwood Road

Proposed route onto the Carrington spur road

Proposed route onto the Carrington Spur Road

Pg 12 Design Parameters - defines the standards by which a prospective relief road will need to be built.

Carrington Relief Road would be designed as an urban primary distributor road. Speed limits would be determined by considering key factors such as road environment and existing traffic speeds, accident record, road geometry, road function and environment. This will be considered during the outline design and therefore doesn’t impact the options appraisal. [But expected to be 40MPH]

Pg 13 Non-motorised Users

Having to design in walking, cycling and horse-riding.

Displayed is a typical road design for mixed use, which the a model that may be used.

Please see Peak and Northern footpath society report for alternative routes, to avoid a vehicle and Active travels being mixed.

The proposed speed limit is 40MPH. With experience of existing traffic through the village, this limit will constantly be breached.

Ideally Active travellers should not be in proximity with Traffic.

Example road profile diagram