Road Closure Info

Below is the 2018 road closure information for Manchester Half Marathon weekend. Click here to view the residents and businesses road closure information.

Spectator Hotspots

Experience tells us that some locations are spectator hotspots and you should use the tram service to get to these locations and not attempt to get to them by car.

  • A56 Chester Road / Talbot Road (approach to finish)
  • Brooklands Road / Marsland Road / Hope Road
  • Broad Road
  • Dane Road

The spectator village is at Trafford Town Hall – come down and enjoy the activities on offer and show your support for the runners!

Emergency Vehicles

There are no access restrictions for emergency vehicles needing to respond to an emergency.

Carers/Additional Needs

If you have additional care needs then your carer should get in touch as early as possible in order for us to give advice and assist with access routes.

The A56

The A56 Southbound will be closed:

  • 05:00 – 11:30 Bridgewater Way to White City Way
  • 05:00 – 11:30 White City Way to Thomas Street
  • 05:00 – 14:00 Thomas Street to Edge Lane
  • 08:30 – 14:00 Edge Lane to Barton Road
  • 08.30 – 12.00 Dane Road to Eastway

The A56 Northbound will be closed:

  • 05:00 – 11:30 Edge Lane to White City Way
  • 08:30 – 11:30 Barton Road to Edge Lane

Best Advice

If you need to use the A56 Southbound, use the outer diversion route, A5103 Princess Road (Princess Parkway) to avoid major disruption to your journey.

If you need to access the City during the northbound closure, A5181 Barton Road and then B5211 Barton Dock Road to the A57 and then follow signs for the City.

M60 Junction 7: 7:00am – 1:30pm

Access on and off the M60 at junction 7 will be restricted but will not affect your journey.

Traffic wishing to travel anticlockwise will be directed north on the M60 to junction 8 where it can then use the slip roads to rejoin the M60 to travel south up until 08:30.

Traffic travelling clockwise that wishes to leave the M60 at junction 7 will be directed to junction 8 where it can then use the slip roads to rejoin the M60 to travel south and leave at junction 7. On leaving the motorway, traffic will be directed onto diversion routes.

Area information

Area 1

A5104 Chester Road: 06:00 – 11:00
Seymour Grove: 07:00 – 11:00
East Union Street, Henrietta Street, St Johns Road, Kings Road: 08:00 – 11:00
Chester Road closes at 06:00 and Seymour Grove at 07:00. All other roads close at 08:00 to allow any residents to move vehicles out of the area via Seymour Grove Southwards or Chester Road towards the City.

Area 2

Gorse Hill – Talbot Road: 05:00 – 16:00
The only way off of the estate is via the temporary access on the day onto Great Stone Road and then towards Kings Road. Entry and exit onto Great Stone Road will be supervised by event staff. NB: There is no exit onto Talbot Road or the A56.

Area 3

Gorse Hill Estate: 05:00 – 11:30
Milton Road and Canute Road: 05:00 – 14:00
As on previous events, up until 11:30 the only access and exit from the estate is via a temporary two way diversion between Thomas Street and Davyhulme Road East. From 11:00 access will be available on the A56 northbound, but not southbound.

Residents on Canute Road and Milton Road should park vehicles on the opposite side of the A56 if they wish to use them during the event.

Talbot Road: 05:00 – 16:00
Talbot Road is closed from the A56 through to Seymour Grove and will open in part (Seymour Grove to White City Way) at 11:30. Please note that for race preparation Talbot Road will be closed between Great Stone Road and White City Way from 12:00 noon on Saturday 13th October through to 16:00 on Sunday 14th October.

Area 4

A56 southbound side, Talbot Road – Edge Lane including Bridgewater Street and Radnor Street: 07:00 – 14:00
Edge Lane remains open to provide access and exit to Kingsway until 08:30. Side roads fronting the A56 are closed from 07:00 to allow traffic management for the event to be put in place.

Best Advice: Residents wishing to use their vehicles are advised to park on the opposite side of the A56 from where they can access the road network (Area 4a).

A56 southbound side, Edge Lane – Dane Road including Newton and Crossford Street: 08:30 – 14:00
Residents wishing to use their vehicles are advised to park on the opposite side of the A56 from where they can access the road network (Area 4a).

Area 4a

A56 northbound side, Talbot Road – Dane Road: 07:00 – 11:30
The A56 northbound remains open as far as Barton Road throughout the day. Diversions are available to northbound traffic until the A56 opens in full at 11:30.

Area 5

A56 southbound side Dane Road – Eastway: 08:30 – 12:00 and 08:00 – 13:00
The A56 southbound will be closed to all traffic from 08:30. If you live on one of the adjacent side roads and intend to use your vehicle during the event then you should park on the opposite side of the A56 (Area 5a) from where you will be able to access the road network.

Marsland Road: 08:00 – 13:00
Marsland Road between A56 and Brooklands is closed from 08:00 to allow for barriers to be erected.

Area 5a

A56 northbound side, Dane Road – Marsland Road: 07:00 – 11:30
The A56 northbound remains open as far as Barton Road throughout the day. Diversions are available to northbound traffic until the A56 opens in full at 11:30.

Area 6

Eastway and Walton Road: 08.00 – 12:15
The A56 southbound is not accessible form this area. For the safety of the competitors, there can be no movement of vehicles on these roads. Up until 09.15 we willto allow vehicles to exit south in the direction of Walton Road towards Crossway Road, Manley Road and Langdale road to access the A56. If you are going to need to use your vehicle before the road re opens then you are advised to park on the west side of the A56.

Area 7

Hope Road: 08.00 – 13:00
There is no access to Hope Road leading unto and during the Half Marathon. Through route side roads have access onto Wardle Road. If you live on Northwood Grove, Holmefield, Era Street or Thorn Grove then the Best Advice is that if you need to use your car during the time of the closures you should park your car on an alternative road from which you can gain access.

Area 8

Northenden Road: 08:30 – 12:45
Broad Road: 08:30 – 13:00
Leith Road: 08:30 – 12:45
Dane Road: 08:30 – 13:15

Northenden Road will be closed both ways between Wardle Road and Broad Road. Access to all areas needs to be via Marsland Road and Brooklands Road, or Old Hall Road.

Whilst Broad Road and Dane Road will be closed, vehicles will be allowed to leave both and adjacent side roads in the direction of Old Hall Road up until around 09.30.

If you intend to use your vehicle during the event and are blocked by Broad Road and Dane Road closures, please park on the south side of Broad Road from where you will be able to access the road network.

Sale Leisure Centre remains open and the car park can be accessed via Woodlands Road off of Northenden Road between 08.30 and 12.45.

Parking Restrictions

We would ask you not to park on the race route. There are parking restrictions in place between 23:00 on Saturday 13th October and 18:00 on Sunday 14th October on the following roads:

  • East Union Street, Old Trafford
  • Henrietta Street, Old Trafford
  • St Johns Road, Old Trafford
  • Kings Road, Old Trafford
  • Skerton Road, Old Trafford
  • Gorse Avenue, Stretford
  • Eastway, Sale
  • Walton Road, Sale
  • Hope Road, Sale
  • Broad Road, Sale
  • Leith Road, Sale
  • Dane Road, Sale

Please note: for the safety of the competitors your vehicle may be towed away, or have a parking ticket issued, if left parked on these streets.

For more information please call our traffic helpline on 0161 850 1230 (Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 16:00).

Manchester Half would like to thank you in advance for taking note of the information available and planning your journey to cause you as little inconvenience as possible.