Several Major Roads Will Be Closed This Weekend For 2019's Manchester Marathon

Here are all the restrictions in place


Thousands of people will line the streets on Sunday for 2019's Greater Manchester Marathon.

Over 20,000 runners are expected to take part of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford on Sunday 7 April, meaning there are traffic diversions and road closures in place.

Runners during the 2017 marathon

A spokesperson for the GMM said: "In order to facilitate an event of this size, we need to close some roads in order to allow the runners to move safely around the course."

The route map below shows the closed roads in red and access routes in green

Image: Greater Manchester Marathon

Spectator Hotspots

Some locations have been known as spectator hotspots and it is recommended that cars aren't used in these areas.

• Talbot Road

• Brooklands Road / Marsland Road / Hope Road

• Timperley Village

• Altrincham

The A56 southbound will be closed during the following times

• 05:00 – 11:30 Bridgewater Way to White City Way
• 05:00 – 11:30 White City Way to Thomas Street
• 11:30 – 16:00 Thomas Street to Bridgewater Street
• 05:00 – 11:30 Bridgewater Street to Edge Lane
• 08:00 – 12:00 Edge Lane to Ashfield Road

The A56 northbound will only be closed

• 05:00 – 11:30 Edge Lane to White City Way

• 09:00 – 14:30 Stamford Brook Road to Fownhope Road

• 11:30 – 16:00 Edge Lane to Davyhulme Road East

The A56 closed in both directions

• 05:00 – 11:30 Davyhulme Road East to Edge Lane
• 09:00 – 14:30 Fownhope Road to Marsland Road (Washway Road)

Parking Restrictions

There are parking restrictions in place between 11pm on Saturday 6th April until 6pm on Sunday 7th April.

• East Union Street, Stretford
• Henrietta Street, Stretford
• St Johns Road, Stretford
• Kings Road, Stretford
• Chapel Road, Sale
• Tatton Road, Sale
• Broad Road, Sale
• Temple Road, Sale
• Derbyshire Road, Sale
• Brooklands Road, Sale
• Aimson Road East, Timperley
• B5165 Stockport Road, Timperley, Altrincham
• B5165 Thorley Lane Timperley
• A560 Shaftesbury Avenue, Timperley
• Seymour Grove, Timperley
• B5165 Stockport Road, Timperley, Altrincham
• A560 Stockport Road/Woodlands Road, Timperley, Altrincham
• Stamford New Road, Altrincham
• Regent Road, Altrincham
• Market Street, Altrincham
• Post Office Street, Altrincham
• Stamford Street, Altrincham
• B5165 Park Road, Timperley, Altrincham
• A56 Manchester Road and Washway, Timperley and Sale
• A6144 Harboro Way, Sale
• A6144 Harboro Road, Sale
• B5166 Ashton Lane, Sale
• B5166 Carrington Lane, Sale
• Moss Lane, Sale
• Manor Avenue, Sale
• Carrington Lane, Sale
• B5158 Carrington Road, Urmston
• B5213 Church Road, Urmston
• B5213 Stretford Road, Urmston
• B5213 Urmston Lane, Urmston
• Gorse Avenue, Stretford

For more information on road closures and diversions, visit the Greater Manchester Marathon website.

READ NEXT: New Look Is Selling Affordable Spice Girls Themed T-Shirts

Written By


Lucy loves everything to do with gin, cheese and Harry Potter. Contact her at