Important improvement works on the junction of Crosby Road North, South Road and Haigh Road in Crosby have just started.
The works aim to improve pedestrian facilities and reduce traffic congestion at this key junction within the A565 corridor.
A package of enabling works is currently underway and should be completed in November – this will involve the creation of a new footway and boundary wall to the east of the junction.
A two week closure of Haigh Road will commence on Monday will be necessary during the works to allow new ducts to be laid A programme of moving electrical and telecom underground cables will then be carried out in advance of the main improvement works which are programmed to start in the Spring of 2016.
All the works have been programmed to minimise disruption during construction.
Cllr John Fairclough, Cabinet Member Locality Services, said: “This important scheme will eventually create significant improvements to the junction of Crosby Road North and South Road for all road users. The proposed improvements have been planned to try and keep any disruption to traffic, local businesses and residents to a minimum.
“A package of enabling works has just started before the main work starts next year and any traffic management that is necessary will be timed to avoid peak hours. The works will be closely supervised and anyone with concerns during the construction process should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.”
What will the scheme achieve?
The scheme will increase capacity at the junction to accommodate right turning traffic and relieve traffic congestion flowing through the junction. In addition it have dedicated pedestrian crossing facilities with pedestrian islands on certain arms to aid crossing.
When will the works start and finish?
The construction of the new junction is split into 2 phases. The first phase involves the rebuilding of the boundary walls, the creation of a new footway and other work to prepare the junction for the construction of the main works. These enabling works will start early October 2015 and will finish in November 2015. The statutory undertakers (gas, electric and telecom providers) will then complete the diversion of their equipment.
The main phase of the works is planned to start in Spring 2016 and is set to last around 8 weeks. The main phase will include all the works to the highway, junctions, pedestrian crossing points and cycling facilities.
Will access be affected during the works?
During the works Haigh Road will have a temporary road closure. The Haigh Road Junction will be closed to traffic from Monday 12 October to Friday 23 October. This closure is necessary to allow the utility companies to lay ducts across Haigh Road so they can divert their services.
How will you minimise disruption from the works?
At certain points during the construction of the scheme traffic management will be in place along Crosby Road North such as lane closures. The contractor undertaking the works has an agreed Traffic Management Plan which sets out how we will seek to minimise disruption, by planning and timing the works, for example lane closures will be restricted to outside peak hours.
Who is carrying out the works the works?
The works are being constructed by Cambrian Way and are being managed by Mouchel Ltd on behalf of Sefton Council.
How much is it costing and who is paying for it?
The scheme is funded by the City Regions Transport Plan for Growth and the Sefton Council Transportation Capital Programme. The complete scheme is expected to cost £1.3m.
Who can I contact for more information about the scheme?
Sefton Council’s transport planning and investment team on email: Transport.email@example.com
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