Work is progressing to connect the new A5758 Brooms Cross Road to the national motorway network at Switch Island.

Unfortunately this essential work has caused disruption to motorists in recent weeks – particularly as traffic has increased at the end of the school summer holidays.

Work at Switch Island is due to continue until mid November, and people are encouraged to avoid the area if possible or at least allow more time for their journeys.

Contractors Balfour Beatty, on behalf of Sefton Council, must have lane closures for works including new road surfacing and kerb lines, or providing power supplies for new traffic signals and street lighting.

All traffic management has been agreed with the Highways Agency and Merseyside Police, and every effort is made to review arrangements and keep disruption to a minimum. Safety for motorists and the workforce is of paramount importance in any scheme of this nature.

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “Unfortunately there was always going to be some disruption during construction of this long-awaited link road.

“For many months the bulk of the work has been taking place on land that is separate from the existing highway network, but inevitably the Switch Island phase has caused delays, particularly since the start of September.

“We thank motorists for their patience and assure people that we are working hard to deliver a road that will have long-lasting benefits to the communities and economy of Sefton.”

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