Manchester Traffic Cost

4 October 2018, 17:13 | Updated: 4 October 2018, 17:20

Traffic lights

Greater Manchester's business leaders are backing calls for more devolved power over transport, to solve the city's ever-growing traffic problems.

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham says he currently doesn't have the control he needs to make a difference to delays on the roads.

Delays on the roads are costing the city £1.3 billion a year, and earlier this week Manchester United's game with Valencia was delayed as the Reds' team bus was stuck in queues.

Chris Fletcher from the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce says it's embarrassing:

"When you've got those spotlights on a city you want to show it your best face, and things like that just don't help, as well.

"I think it's always had a little bit of a reputation for not being the easiest of places to drive around, and unfortunately that just seems to be getting worse at prersent."