Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin joined Cllr John Fairclough, Cabinet Member Locality Services and Margaret Carney, Sefton Council’s Chief Executive to name the new A5758 Broom’s Cross Road.

The new Thornton to Switch Island link road will open to motorists on the evening of Wednesday 19 August. The newly completed 2.8 mile road is named after Broom’s Cross, the site of a medieval wayside cross near Thornton.

The new road is expected to reduce peak hour journey times by up to seven minutes between Thornton and Switch Island. It will also take high volumes of ‘through traffic’ out of the communities of Netherton and Thornton.


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