The Leigh-Salford-Manchester Bus Rapid Transit scheme is a project in Greater Manchester, England to provide improved transport connections between Leigh, Tyldesley, Ellenbrook and Manchester city centre via Salford.
The bus rapid transit scheme is being promoted by Transport for Greater Manchester and is scheduled for completion by 2015. The scheme includes a 4.5 km guided bus way between Leigh and Ellenbrook.
Croom Concrete has recently delivered U shaped culverts to Balfour Beatty in relation to this project. The run of the culverts was 14.5 metres long. One of Huddersfield’s busiest roads is to be closed in one direction for up to nine weeks while the £950,000 bus lane is constructed.
The scheme also includes resurfacing work and a computerised traffic signal system known as SCOOT – Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique – at the Longroyd Bridge junction. This responds to congestion levels.
Bus company First welcomed the decision, saying it would help up to 20 of its vehicles an hour save a minimum of two minutes per journey at peak times.
The lane will operate 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and will also be open to cyclists.