Greater Manchester Bee Network - improving the local transport system

About the Greater Manchester Bee Network

Greater Manchester's Bee Network project aims to develop a fully-integrated transport system for the region, that includes walking and cycling.

The Castleton scheme will make it easier for residents to exercise in a safer environment. Exercise can benefit people's health and reduce the risk of developing conditions such as cancer and heart disease.

The Castleton scheme is the largest single Bee Network scheme in Greater Manchester. The main contractor for the works in the borough is George Cox.

The scheme will include creating:

  • New footpaths
  • New segregated cycle lanes
  • New crossing points
  • New car parks
  • A new community play park on land opposite Nixon Street

Local residents will receive a monthly newsletter, and this website will be updated on the project's progress.

Road closures

Parts of Manchester Road will be closed during construction, which will be carried out in 3 stages to minimise disruption.

One side of Manchester Road will remain open throughout the project, and temporary traffic lights will be managed from 7am-7pm each day to help traffic.

Get in touch

If you have any enquiries or feedback related to the roadworks, please contact George Cox by:

If you have any other questions or comments about roads and transport in the borough, please get in touch with the Highways and Engineering Service using the contact details on this page.