COVID-19 COVID-19 roads and transport

Roads and transport

We've made some changes across the city to help business and people on the road to recovery. 

We'll continue to monitor these changes and will review where we can do more to keep people safe throughout Manchester.

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


We are working on widening some footpaths to make more space for pedestrians, helping everyone follow social distancing rules. View details and map of widened sections. 

There will be information along the widened sections giving guidance to help people keep their distance while on their essential journeys and exercise during the lockdown and through recovery. 

Road closures

We are temporarily closing a number of roads to help people move around safely as they return to the city centre. Read more about the locations of the closures.

We have made some changes in the Northern Quarter with some road closures and changes to traffic flow, there are four key roads affected including: Ducie Street, Stevenson Square, Withy Grove/ Corporation Street and Thomas Street. Read more about the changes in the Northern Quarter.

Deansgate is also closed between King Street and Blackfriars Road to motor traffic, making it a shared space for pedestrians and people on bikes. Read more about the changes to Deansgate.


Bollard access times for vehicles have changed for six sites across the city centre. Find out which sites are affected and their new access times.

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Visit TFGM for the latest advice and guidance on travel.

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