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Issue:- Saturday, 21 November 2015

Headlines and reports on this page = 2 news items.    Page - 6.

Traffic signal investment set for green light

TRAFFIC lights in Liverpool up to almost ½ a century old are to be replaced, thanks to a £5 million investment.  A report to the Cabinet on Friday, 27 November 2015, recommends lights infrastructure dating back to 1967, is replaced with the latest low voltage LED lanterns, to reduce energy and maintenance costs, together with new poles, signal heads, cabling and ducting.

Liverpool Council says that:- "The scheme will target 11 major routes, junctions that are more than 25 years old and sites with a significant history of faults and will take place over a 3 year period from 2016 to 2020.  The work complements the City's £80 million investment in highways, in which traffic controlled junctions are also being reviewed and upgraded when work takes place as part of roads and footpath. In total, it will mean that around half of the City's traffic signal infrastructure will be replaced over the next few years."

Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, Cabinet member for regeneration, said:- "We have all been caught up in disruption caused by the failure of traffic lights, and it also costs us more as the maintenance costs and repair bills are higher. This is a good investment as it will reduce our energy and maintenance costs in future, and has the added benefit of helping traffic flow more smoothly on our roads This is part of our wider commitment to tackling long-standing historic underinvestment dating back many decades to make life easier for pedestrians."

We are also informed that 7 satellite junction boxes, which between them control the City's 478 traffic light and pedestrian crossings, are also to be upgraded, to improve reliability and reduce the number of failures.

The routes which will be improved are:-

Speke Road, Liverpool.
Aigburth Road, Liverpool.
Park Road, Liverpool.
High Street (Picton), Liverpool.
Prescot Road/East Prescot Road, Liverpool.
West Derby Road, Liverpool.
Townsend Avenue/Lane, Liverpool.
Utting Avenue, Liverpool.
Longmoor Lane, Liverpool.
Queens Drive and the Strand, Liverpool.

The City's 25 oldest traffic lights, and their age in years, are:-
Junction Age
Mather Avenue/Booker Avenue 48
St Marys Road/Dock Road 46
Rathbone Road/Binns Road 42
Walton Lane/Priory Road 40
Pilch Lane/Dovecot Avenue 40
Brodie Avenue/Booker Avenue 39
Menlove Avenue/Cromptons Lane 36
Overton Street/Overbury Street 36
Menlove Avenue/Woolton Road 34
Walton Hall Avenue/Richard Kelly Drive 32
Vauxhall Road/Boundary Street 32
Croxteth Road/Sefton Park Road 32
Princess Drive/Yew Tree Lane 32
Town Row/Melwood Drive 32
Lodge Lane/Wordsworth Street 32
Halewood Road/Grange Lane 31
Woolton Road/Taggart Avenue 31
Church Road/Woolton Road 31
Church Road/Speke Road 31
Commercial Road/Sandhills Lane 31
Orrell Lane/Moss Lane 31
Stanley Road/Bankhall Street 31
London Road/Lime Street 31
Woolton Road/Springwood Avenue 30
Hunter Street/Islington 29

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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