More than 13,000 runners will take to the streets of Greater Manchester on Sunday bringing road closures to large parts of Trafford.

Road closures and diversion routes will be in place around Old Trafford, Stretford, Sale, Timperley, Altrincham and Urmston as the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and Half Marathon come to town.

One key road closure is the A56. The southbound carriageway will be closed from 5am to 11am from Bridgewater Way to Green Street and from 9am to 2pm from Sibson Road to Woodhouse Lane.

Traffic travelling west on Edge Lane will not be able to use the A56 southbound until after 11am.

The A56/Edge Lane northbound junction will remain closed until 4pm.

The A56 northbound will be closed from 5am to 11am from Edge Lane to Bridgewater Way.

A two-way system will allow access to and from Gorse Hill estate via Thomas Street and Davyhulme Road East.

Between 9am and 2pm, the Park Road to Woodhouse Lane section of the A56 northbound wil be residential access only.

Residents on the east of the A56 near Eastway/Walton Road will be allowed access using Langdale Road.

The organisers recommend that instead of using the A56 southbound, motorists use the A5103 Princess Road (Princess Parkway) to avoid any major disruption.

To access the city during the city during the northbound closure, follow the A5181 Barton Road and the B5211 Barton Dock Road to the A57, then follow the signs for the city.

Access on and off the M60 at Junction 7 will be restricted but will not affect journeys.

Click here for a full list of road closures.

Click here for a full list of parking restrictions.

Organisers are encouraging spectators to come to Trafford to cheer the runners through their 26.2-mile challenge. But they also recommend that spectators leave the car at home and walk or use public transport to get to the event.

Spectator hotspots include:

  • Talbot Road (approach to finish)
  • Brooklands Road / Marsland Road / Hope Road
  • Timperley Village
  • Altrincham

If you can’t make it to the marathon, you will be able to watch the event live on the Manchester Evening News.