Ah, yes it IS to be pushed onto Regent Road..!http://www.salford.gov.uk/d/Central_Sal ... rategy.pdf
One of the key elements of the “Vision” for Central Salford is the
reduction of traffic along the A6 on both the Crescent and Chapel
Street through provision of enhanced bus priority (such as the Leigh-
Salford-Manchester Busway) and traffic calming measures which will
in combination reduce traffic capacity along these roads so that they
can regain their place as the ‘Heart of Salford’ once again. However the
A6 currently carries some of the highest traffic flows into the Regional
Centre from the west the Strategy therefore proposes to improve the
traffic capacity on the parallel corridors of Regent Road and Liverpool
Street, as described above, and although these corridors are also
heavily trafficked at the present time, it is envisaged that relatively
modest improvements will enable traffic to flow more efficiently.
Regent Road in particular suffers from long queues which can
sometimes stretch as far back as the M602, which causes ‘rat running’
through the residential districts of Ordsall. Studies show that the
present road capacity is limited to 1300 vehicles per hour towards
Manchester and 1900 vehicles outbound. Traffic modelling suggests,
however, that with some simple refinements a 40% increase in inbound
traffic and, a 10% increase in outbound traffic should be achievable.
So far, they have replaced *one* set of signals at Oldfield Rd/Regent Rd junction. I think it's improved matters for traffic trying to get *across* Regent Rd, but they have also made it no-right-turn on the North->East direction. This pushes some traffic (including me) onto Ordsall Ln to head east, and at peak times, the queue to do so can take 5-6 cycles of the lights to get through! It's quicker to go straight across & turn around in Sainsburys!