Wirral to spend £2.16m on roads programme

Wirral Councillors will this week vote on a proposal to deliver a £2.16m highways upgrades and safety programme, including 20mph limits, during the next 12 months. Tony McDonough reports

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Wirral is to spend £2.16m on road upgrades and active travel schemes


Wirral Council is to embark on a 12-month programme of highways upgrades and safety measures, including the introduction of more 20mph limits.

On Tuesday (March 12) councillors on the Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport committee will be asked to approve the £2.16m package of works. They will also be asked to consider other schemes up to 2027.

Funding is being provided under the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) Combined Authority Transport Plan (CATP) programme for 2024/25.

At the meeting next week, committee members will debate a report setting out how an allocation of £2.16m for 2024/25 will be spent on local road safety schemes.

There will also be improvements to traffic signals and pedestrian routes and schemes that deliver improved Active Travel options.

The CRSTS CATP is the programme that helps Wirral Council implement some of the most comprehensive highway schemes in the borough.

These include the introduction of widespread 20mph speed limits, which is again on the programme for 2024/25 as the council looks to implement phases 3 and 4 of that scheme.

Another project scheduled on this year’s proposed programme are works to improve the safety of all road users at the Spital Crossroads, a junction linking Church Road, Poulton Road and Spital Road in Clatterbridge ward.

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The design for this scheme was funded in last year’s CRSTS CATP and this year £550,000 will be invested in carrying out the works to improve safety at this busy junction, which has been the scene of a number of serious road traffic incidents in recent years.

Residents and elected members have petitioned for improvements at this junction in recent years and CRSTS CATP funding is being invested to make this happen.

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