Contractor Colas will start work next week on an £800,000 road improvement project for Liverpool City Council. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool City Council will next week undertake an £800,000 road improvement programme on the outskirts of the city.
Contractor Colas will start work on the project on Bowring Park Road on Monday, February 20. It is expected to take around 18 to 20 weeks to complete.
Works will comprise upgrade of highway drainage gullies, carriageway resurfacing, installation of uncontrolled tactile crossings and footways upgrades
There will also be upgrades of existing bus stops that will include new shelters at Chelwood Road shops.
Today (Wednesday, February 15) the city council will hold a public drop-in information event. It will take place at King Parish Centre in Score Lane between 1pm and 7pm.
This is to give residents and businesses an opportunity to find out more about the planned works and raise any concerns or questions.
In September 2022 LBN reported that Colas was one of a trio of road maintenance and civil engineering firms that will share £35m worth of contracts to upgrade more than 100 roads in Liverpool.
With an annual turnover of more than £250m a year, Colas works both in the UK and overseas. Among projects it has delivered was the resurfacing of the runway at the Falklands Islands airport. Dowhigh and Huyton Asphalt Civils are the other two firms.
Speaking at the time, Cllr Dan Barrington, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, said: “They are all experienced firms with a long track record of delivery in the city region. The local supply chain will benefit greatly from this investment.
“Some schemes will begin immediately and we know this will mean disruption but the long term gains for our communities will be worth it, with safer roads for everyone to use.”