Thornton relief road set to close for up to three weeks January 24th, 2016 COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTOR Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Above: Cllr Peter Dowd (Leader of Sefton Council) at Switch Island The £20m Thornton relief road is set to close for for up to three weeks while repair work is carried out. A statement from Sefton Council reads: “Work is scheduled to commence on the evening of Monday February 1 2016, and is expected that the work will take up to 18 working nights to complete. On the evenings that directly affect Brooms Cross Road, Netherton, it will be temporarily closed each night from Monday 1st February to Thursday 19th February 2016, between its junctions with Brickwell Lane and A5036Dunningsbridge Road, from 0800 to 05.00 hours (Sunday to Thursday nights) and from 08.00 hours to 07.00 hours (Friday and Saturday nights) or until the works are complete. “Access will be maintained for the emergency services and where possible for residents.” The new road, which was opened last August, was expected to reduce peak hour journey times by up to seven minutes between Thornton and Switch Island, making life easier for thousands of people who commute between Sefton and Liverpool. It was also built to reduce congestion in the Thornton area. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!