Health and wellbeing Coronavirus

Roads, Transport and Parking

Last updated 11.27am, Thursday 2 April

We are now operating with reduced staff and we are working around the clock to ensure that we prioritise those highways services that keep people safe and moving. 

To do this we have had to make some changes to the way we work: 

Safety inspections are continuing as normal although we are assessing each report and prioritising those with the most impact. For example our annual safety and maintenance work on the Mancunian Way will still take place from 28 to 29 March. 

We have a team of people reviewing potholes and will focus on prioritising repairs based on urgency. 

Our daily water fountain inspections have been cancelled and the water has been switched off to allow staff to work on higher priority services. 

Our out of hours drainage team will be on hand should we experience any flooding due to heavy rain.

If you have anything you need to report you can do this online.

Transport

Visit TFGM for the latest advice and guidance on travel.

Parking and Enforcement

Our parking officers will be focusing on the most serious contraventions, particularly around key areas and facilities such as hospitals, to ensure that vital access for emergency services and other essential traffic is maintained.
 
The government has confirmed that councils should continue to carry out parking enforcement, to ensure public safety and keep roads clear for emergency and essential services. Resident parking schemes will also continue to be administered.

All council car parks which are operated jointly by the council and NCP are now open and free to use for key workers and city centre residents who have yellow line restrictions outside their properties. 
Motorists should check at www.ncp.co.uk to ensure the car park they wish to use is included in this scheme before parking.  


NHS Staff and Volunteers Parking

The government has announced that free parking will be provided to NHS staff and volunteers working in hospitals and social care workers.  This applies to all on-street parking and open, council-run car parks.  Permit templates are being issued, which staff and volunteers will be able to use in order to take advantage of free parking. More details to follow shortly

Motorists are reminded that an appeals process is in place for anyone who feels that a ticket has been issued to them in error, or if there are mitigating circumstances which they believe should be taken into account. You can access this at www.manchester.gov.uk/parking

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