Essential works on the Coastal Road in Southport are continuing to help improve access for both cyclists and pedestrians.

The works are part of the Southport East West Cycle Link improvement scheme thanks to funding from the Liverpool City Region and primarily compromises of the widening of cycle track between Weld Road roundabout and the bridge at Pinfold Lane.

Contractors are carrying the work out in stages to ensure minimal disruption to traffic and the road will be reopened in sections, beginning with the Shore Road to Pinfold Lane in mid July.

Works to the northern section of the Coastal Road, from Weld Road to Shore Road, are expected to be finalised in September.

Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Locality Services, said: “Work on the scheme was due to begin in April but unfortunately the start date was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are confident of completing the scheme in earnest by September.

“We have been delighted that during these works we have been able to maintain access for cyclists and pedestrians for socially distanced exercise and we will continue to update our communities as the works near completion.”

For more information about road closures in Sefton visit www.roadworks.org