£1.7 million resurfacing for
Port of Liverpool route
A £1.7 million project to resurface the
main road to the Port of Liverpool is due to start on Monday, 24 August 2015.
Highways England is resurfacing a 2½ mile stretch of the A5036 from the Junction
with the M57 and the M58, known as Switch Island, to the junction with Hawthorne
Road. Contractors will resurface an area of road covering nearly 60,000 square
metres; equivalent to the size of 8 football pitches. They will also install
nearly 1,300 new reflective road studs and repaint road markings. All of the
work will be carried out overnight to keep disruption to drivers to a minimum,
and clearly signed diversions will be in place when short stretches of the road
Philip Deller, Project Manager at Highways England, said:- "Anyone who
regularly travels on the A5036 will know it's in need of resurfacing, with
thousands of vehicles using it every day on their way to the port. A 2½ stretch
of road is being resurfaced to remove potholes, and we'll be using a low noise,
high friction surface to provide smoother and quieter journeys. Drivers will be
able to continue to use the road as normal during the day and we'll have
diversions in place when parts of the road are closed overnight."
The 1st phase of the resurfacing scheme will affect the westbound side of the
A5036 between Switch Island and Park Lane. It is due to start on Monday, 24
August 2015, subject to suitable weather conditions. Contractors will then
start work on the stretch of road between Park Lane and Hawthorne Road, in
October 2015, with the project due to be finished by February 2016.
Earlier this year, Highways England completed a £3.4 million scheme to tackle
congestion on the A5036 by creating a new Westbound lane through the centre of
the roundabout at the Junction with Bridge Road, near Seaforth and Litherland
Train Station. The new lane and traffic lights allow drivers heading
towards the port to take a shortcut through the centre of the roundabout,
separating Port bound vehicles from local traffic.