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Better Roads - Liverpool City Council

Better Roads

So far we have fixed 13938 Roads and potholes 13574 Pavements 7741 Street Lights 35303 items in total

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We are working to make Liverpool's roads smoother and better with a £500m investment to make our city a better place to live, work, visit and invest in.

Unfortunately, this does mean there will be some roadworks and we're sorry for any delays this may cause to your journey.

Keep on track of our latest works and plan your journey on the interactive map.

Current Works

Current planned works:

A59 County / Walton Rd

Queens Drive Jct to Great Mersey St Jct.

Timescale: 25th March to Winter 2019

The successful contractor will carry out the programme which will involve lane closures, diversionary routes, night working, temporary traffic lights and off-peak working.

At certain times there may be road closures required to allow for safe working. These planned closures will be limited to overnight only (between 8pm and 6am) - unless there are unforeseen circumstances or an emergency situation arises.

Diversion routes will be in place and road users are advised that delays will be likely and to explore alternative journeys for those travelling to and from the Walton, Kirkdale and Anfield areas.

The A59 programme has received £3.5m from the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF). NPIF funding is awarded to the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and invested through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority through its Strategic Investment Fund.

Grafton St Junction Improvement Works

Upper Parliament St Jct with Grafton/Jamaica St

Timescale: January to May 2019

This project will provide enhanced pedestrian facilities at the junction of the A562, Upper Parliament Street and Grafton Street Liverpool. The work will include modification to the alignment of the existing carriageway and install controlled pedestrian crossing facilities on each approach to the junction, carriageway resurfacing and footway improvements.

A562 Upper Parliament St

Tunnel Road to A561 St James Place

Timescale: 25th March 2019 to Autumn 2019

The successful contractor for this scheme, will carry out the programme which will involve lane closures, diversionary routes, night working, temporary traffic lights and off-peak working.

At certain times there may be road closures required to allow for safe working. These planned closures will be limited to overnight only (between 8pm and 6am) - unless there are unforeseen circumstances or an emergency situation arises.

Diversion routes will be in place and road users are advised that delays will be likely and to explore alternative journeys for those travelling to and from the Wavertree, Edge Hill, Mossley Hill and Childwall areas.

The A562 programme has received £3.4m from the Local Growth Fund (LGF). LGF funding is awarded to the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and invested through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority through its Strategic Investment Fund.

Planned Works

Current planned works:

Princes Avenue STEP Scheme

Approximate start: Spring 2019

Approximate end: Summer 2020

This £4m scheme is part of Liverpool City Region's Sustainable Transport Enhancement Package (STEP) and focuses on the regeneration of the central reservation along Princes Avenue and upgrading the carriageway and footpaths along Princes Avenue and Princes Road.

Growth Deals has provided £1.9m funding for the scheme.

As part of the proposals there are opportunities to improve the area including:

  • New and improved pedestrian and cycle paths linking into the wider neighbourhood.
  • New and improved toucan crossings.
  • Planting of a number of new trees and new landscaped areas.
  • New seating and lighting.
  • Restoration of existing artwork and monuments.
  • New public artwork to celebrate the history and people of Toxteth and Liverpool.

By installing the 1km long cycle path within the central reservation - a first for Liverpool - the scheme's aim is to improve cycle connectivity between south Liverpool and the city centre, with the plan to install a new City bike station along the route.

The new cycle path would also form an extension of a new 'green corridor' to Otterspool that is due to be delivered in the next 12 months. The URBAN Green UP project has £3.4m of EU funding to install and test three 'green corridors' across the city, which was a key recommendation in the city council's Strategic Green and Open Spaces Review.

Ropewalks STEP scheme

Approximate start: Spring 2019

Approximate end: Summer 2020

Our vision is to improve the safety and functionality of this bohemian heart of Liverpool, and help enhance the thriving day and night time economies bursting with music, art and culture.

The Ropewalks STEP Scheme will be split into two phases:

  • Phase 1 - Wood Street, Fleet Street, Slater Street, Colquitt Street.
  • Phase 2 - Bold Street and Seel Street.

Funding of £4.5m has been secured for Phase 1 which is part of Liverpool City Region's Sustainable Transport Enhancement Package (STEP). Growth Deals has provided £3m funding.

As part of the proposals there are opportunities to improve the area:

  • Upgrading the pavements and roads.
  • Installing new and improved seating, bike racks, bins and lighting.
  • Improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Reversing the one-way traffic system on Seel Street, running from Gradwell Street to Berry Street.
  • Closing Seel Street between Colquitt Street and Slater Street at night time.

It is anticipated that our proposals will reduce the amount of traffic collisions, improve the connections to and around this area of Liverpool, and support and help attract future investment.

North Liverpool Key Corridor Scheme - £32m

Already underway, this huge £32m scheme will will create what the council have called a "modern fully ‘dualled' road link" on the A565 Great Howard Street and Derby Road, between Sefton and Liverpool.

Expected to be complete by Spring 2019, the road will be upgraded to a dual carriageway which will control general traffic across the A565 corridor and remove some problematic right turns.

The scheme will support the development projects being undertaken by Liverpool Waters, North Liverpool Regeneration and the SuperPort and involves new and improved cycle routes on Regent Road.

Liverpool City Centre Connectivity Scheme - £45m

Another huge project, the Liverpool City Centre scheme will see £45 million invested into the highways - and that's only phase one.

Phase one will be made up of eight projects in major city centre areas and will take about three years to complete.

Starting this Autumn, the programme of works include creating a new gateway into the city from Liverpool Lime Street Station and a new events space for St George's Plateau.

At Victoria Street and Tithebarn Street, the area will be enhanced for public use with a new cycle link between Lime Street and the Waterfront.

There will also be a new cycle link at Brownlow Hill, from Lime Street to the Knowledge Quarter, whilst footpaths and trees will be improved at Moorfields.

Other projects include creating a new bus layover with welfare facilities in Old Haymarket, building four new bridges to link Salthouse Quay with Mann Island and improving links for pedestrians and cyclists between the city centre shopping areas and the waterfront leisure district by reassigning existing road space along The Strand.

Liverpool City Centre Connectivity Scheme Phase Two - £20m

Phase two of the Liverpool City Centre Connectivity Scheme involves building two new roads off Waterloo Road and Regent Road to the north west of the city centre.

The primary purpose of the scheme, which will cost £20m, is to address current and anticipated future congestion in the area, and improve accessibility to the waterfront area with a re-positioned and improved Isle of Man Ferry Terminal.

The design requires a change to the junction configuration at Waterloo Road/Bath Street from a three-arm roundabout to a four-arm signalised junction.

To deliver the proposed new roads, Liverpool City Council will receive a Liverpool City Region Single Investment Fund grant of up to £18.5m.

A565 (Great Howard Street/Derby Road widening

Upgrading the route, which handles traffic between Sefton and Liverpool along the northern docks, also forms part of a major regeneration drive.

The new dual carriageway will also pave the way for a major revamp of the historic Regent Road - aka "the Dock Road" - to make that more pedestrian and bike friendly, creating a continuous cycle route from Crosby to Liverpool.

Lane restrictions rather than a road closure will be deployed to minimise disruption on the A565, which is also currently having a new £10m bridge created that will enable freight to travel to and from the new £400m Liverpool2 deep water container terminal.

The scheme, which includes improved paving, traffic signals and street lighting, will complete as follows:

  • Phase 1 - Between King Edward Street and Blackstone Street - new dual carriageway section
  • Phase 2 - Between Bankhall Street to Millers Bridge - new dual carriageway section
  • Phase 3 - Improvements to Regent Road - new cycle and pedestrian facilities

News/Events

Our latest news:

  • Road revamp under starter's orders after Grand National

    A 2km stretch of A59, near to Everton FC's Goodison Park stadium, is to be upgraded over next 12 months...

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  • £200m reconstruction and resurfacing

    Over the next five years, the council will borrow £200m to reconstruct and resurface roads all over the city....

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  • Key phase to begin in upgrade of city's historic "Dock Road"

    A key phase in a radical upgrade to Liverpool's historic "Dock Road" begins next week...

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  • Major scheme to improve "crumbling" road to begin

    Work is to begin next week on a highways scheme to upgrade a major arterial route in and out of Liverpool city centre...

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  • Highways scheme fit for Princes – includes cycling first for city!

    A major highways scheme which will transform a historic boulevard in the Toxteth area of Liverpool, complete with a cycling first for the city, is set to go ahea...

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  • £47m city centre highways revamp to begin next week

    A far-reaching multi-million pound scheme to make Liverpool city centre easier to navigate for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists is to begin next week...

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  • "Dock Road" to reopen as key works complete

    A two-week closure of part of Liverpool's historic "Dock Road" will end this Sunday evening (20 January) as key works complete...

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  • Essential engineering works on "Dock Road"

    A two-week closure of part of Liverpool's "Dock Road" begins on Monday, as two essential engineering jobs are completed at the...

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  • Bridges over dock waters take a step closer

    A series of pedestrian bridges connecting Liverpool's Royal Albert Dock to the city's Pier Head have taken a step closer today...

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  • New images reveal revamped Lime Street

    New images showing a radical revamp to Liverpool's historic Lime Street have been revealed...

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  • Dock road to reopen on Monday

    Liverpool's "dock road" is to reopen on Monday, 10 December after a month long closure to enable vital works to support the city's new Isle of Man Ferry Terminal, located at Liverpool Waters...

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  • Non-urgent highways works suspended for Christmas

    Liverpool City Council has suspended all non-urgent highways works to support businesses and shoppers in the run up to the festive season...

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  • Major city centre connectivity scheme to begin

    A radical £45m scheme to make Liverpool city centre easier to navigate for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists is about to begin...

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About Better Roads

As well as repairing footways and carriageways, streetlights and other essential maintenance such as gulley cleansing, we also are investing to make our roads smoother and safer for everyone who uses them by filling potholes, replacing street lighting and traffic signals, introducing cycling lanes, creating new pedestrians crossings and much, much more. And by the end of the 5 year period, we're aiming to resurface or reconstruct 1000 roads in the city.

For pedestrians, cyclists and motorists; commuters, school runners and sightseers - we're working hard to make Better Roads for Everyone.

Thanks to your help and reports, since April 2018 our team has made more than 12,000 repairs to our roads – and counting.

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