Roads and transport Deansgate temporary closure

Phase one- temporary closure

Phase one- Temporary closure between King Street West and Blackfriars Street.

This location is mostly made up of retail businesses including a number of food and beverage outlets. Stakeholders will be consulted about the plans to provide the best fit for the first phase. We will consider other factors in the detail, including suitable vehicle and bus route diversions.

  • This section will be closed in early May in order to promote social distancing and the use of non-motorised transport in the event of lockdown being lifted. This will provide a shared space for both pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Vehicular access for deliveries only, will be available between 6am and 8am.
  • While Deansgate is closed, St Mary's Parsonage will become one-way southbound between Blackfriars Street and King Street West

While the lack of motorised vehicles will provide immediate benefits to air quality, the new space will provide an area for events and markets to be held, which will help increase the number of people visiting the area.



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