Road Closures

Below is the 2019 road closure information for Manchester Half Marathon weekend. 2021 information will follow in due course.

  • Click here to download the 2019 Route Map.
  • Click here to download the 2019 Diversions Map.
  • Click Here to download the 2019 Road Closure information leaflet.

 

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
  • Brooklands Road / Marsland Road
  • Broad Road
  • Dane Road
  • Stretford/Edge Lane
  • Chorlton/Four Banks Crossroads
  • Seymour Grove/Talbot Road (approach to finish)

The spectator village is at Lancashire Cricket Club – 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:

  • 04:00 – 11:30 Bridgewater Way to White City Way
  • 05:00 – 11:30 White City Way to Edge Lane
  • 08:30 – 13:30 Edge Lane to Dane Road
  • 08.30 – 12.00 Dane Road to Raglan Road

The A56 Northbound will be closed:

  • 05:00 – 11:30 Edge Lane to White City Way
  • 08:30 – 11:30 Glebelands 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, use Harboro Road or Glebelands Road to access the A6144 Carrington Spur to access the M60 or Carrington Lane for non-motorway traffic to access Flixton and Urmston.

M60 Junction 7:  Fully Closed 07:00- 13:30, however access to the clockwise on slip road will be available from the northbound A56 from 11:30.

 

Area information

Area 1

A5104 Chester Road: 06:00 – 11:30
Seymour Grove: 07:00 – 14:00 – see Area 11
Residents can move vehicles out of the area via Stretford Road or other side roads towards the City.

Area 2

Gorse Hill Estate: 05:00 – 11:30
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 11:30 access will be available on the A56 northbound and southbound onto Kingsway. Access further south on the A56 is not available until 13:30.

Area 3

Gorse Hill: 05:00 – 11:30

Exit from this area is split into two time periods.

05:00 – 08:45: You can leave this area via Talbot Road northbound, turning right onto Great Stone Road. You will then only be able to leave the area heading east towards Princess Road.

11:30 onwards: You will be able to access the A56 northbound, and southbound onto Kingsway only. Access further south on the A56 is not available until 13:30.

Residents wishing to use their cars between 08:45 and 11:30 should park vehicles in Area 2 to access the one way system onto Davyhulme Road East (see notes above).

Area 4

A56 southbound side, Thomas Street – Edge Lane including Bridgewater Street and Radnor Street: 05:00 – 11:30

Until 08:15 egress will be available southbound only. From 11:30 you will be able to access the A56 northbound, and southbound onto Kingsway only. Access further south on the A56 is not available until 13:30.

Best Advice: Residents wishing to use their vehicles between 08:15 and 11:30 are advised to park on the opposite side of the A56 from where they can access the road network (Area A).

Area A

A56 northbound side, Bridgewater Canal – Kingsway: 05:00 – 11:30, Kingsway – Glebelands Road: 08:30 – 11:30
If you need to access the City during the northbound closure, use Harboro Road or Glebelands Road to access the A6144 Carrington Spur to access the M60 or Carrington Lane for non-motorway traffic to access Flixton and Urmston.

Area 5

A56 southbound side, Edge Lane – Dane Road including Newton and Crossford Street: 08:30 – 13:30
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 A).

Area 6

A56 southbound side Dane Road – Marsland Road: 08:30 – 12:00
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 B) from where you will be able to access the road network.

Marsland Road: 08:00 – 12:30
Marsland Road between A56 and Derbyshire Road is closed from 08:00 to allow for barriers to be erected.

Area B

A56 northbound side, Raglan Road – Glebelands Road: 08:00 – 11:30
The A56 northbound remains open as far as Glebelands Road during this time. If you need to access the City during the northbound closure, use Harboro Road or Glebelands Road to access the A6144 Carrington Spur to access the M60 or Carrington Lane for non-motorway traffic to access Flixton and Urmston.

Area 7

Raglan Road and Walton Road: 08.00 – 12:30
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. If you are going to need to use your vehicle during the closure then you are advised to park south of Raglan Road on Walton Road or on the west side of the A56.

Area 8

Marsland, Derbyshire and Northenden Road: 08:00 – 12:30

Until 09:00 you can exit the area on Northenden Road towards Sale Moor. If you wish to use your car during the closures you should park your car on an alternative road off the route from which you can exit the area.

Area 9

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

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 09.00.

If you intend to use your vehicle during the closure please park on through roads on the south side of Broad Road (east of Clarendon Road)  or east of Temple Road on Dane Road, from which you will be able to access the road network.

Area 10: Edge Lane – A56 to Wilbraham Road –  08:30 – 13:15

Residents can exit the area prior to 08:45 via Edge Lane towards Didsbury. (No access towards the A56).

 

AREA 11

Edge Lane – A56 to Wilbraham Road – 08:30 – 13:15

See note for Area 10 above.

Wilbraham Road – Edge Lane to Albany Road – 09:00 – 13:15

Barlow Moor Road and Manchester Road – Wilbraham Road to Seymour Grove – 09:00 – 13:30

To use your car before 11:30 you will need to park on the south side of Wilbraham Road or the east side of Barlow Moor Road / Manchester Road. After 11:30 access is available onto the A56 northbound via Great Stone Road.

Seymour Grove – Manchester Road to Talbot Road 07:00 – 14:00

Access available for businesses only until 08:15 with valid pass or work identification.
Until 08:45 residents can move vehicles out of the area via Seymour Grove southwards or Kings Road towards the City.

 

EVENT/FINISH AREA

Talbot Road: 05:00 – 18:00
Talbot Road is closed from the A56 to Milton Road from 05:00 – 11:30. Please note that for race preparation Talbot Road will be closed between Great Stone Road and White City Way from 08:00 on Saturday 12th October through to 18:00 on Sunday 13th October.

Warwick Road: 08:00 Saturday 12th October – 18:00 Sunday 13th October

Closure in place to facilitate finish area build, road closures on Talbot Road and the Rugby Challenge Cup Final. Residents on Barlow Road and Hornby Road can use their vehicles to exit/access onto Chester Road subject to A56 road closures as outlined in Area 2 (05:00 – 11:30 Sunday 13th October).

Parking Restrictions

We would ask you not to park on the race route. There are parking restrictions in place between 23:00 on Saturday 12th October and 18:00 on Sunday 13th October on the following roads:

  • Chester Road, Longford
  • Raglan Road, Sale
  • Walton Road, Sale
  • Marsland Road, Sale
  • Derbyshire Road, Sale
  • Northenden Road, Sale
  • Irlam Road, Sale
  • Broad Road, Sale
  • Temple Road, Sale
  • Dane Road, Sale
  • Edge Lane, Stretford
  • Wilbraham Road, Chorlton
  • Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton
  • B5217 Manchester Road, Chorlton
  • Seymour Grove, Longford

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 email our traffic helpline on traffic@humanrace.co.uk