Revamp for Salford’s iconic Chapel Street

Salford’s Chapel Street is set for a £4 million revamp as part of new cycling and walking measures.

It’s all designed to ‘transform a section of Chapel Street into an attractive and people focused route’, transport bosses have said.

The money is coming from the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund (MCF), a £5.4 million pot of cash which will be shared between Bury and Salford.

The Chapel Street East project takes the lions’ share of the funding, which will be used to build a new continuous footway and a terraced cycle track separated from traffic, reports the Manchester Evening News.

There will also be new crossing facilities installed, along with new paving and street furniture, TfGM has said.

“This is welcome news,” said Salford councillor Mike McCusker . “We need to create safe and pleasant routes for people to walk and cycle to encourage people to switch from cars to foot and pedal power, particularly for short journeys, and help ease congestion on major routes.”

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