Work on Liverpool’s £45m connectivity scheme enters new phase

Multi-layered scheme which began in February, focuses on re-engineering major routes from the city’s waterfront and commercial business district through to the city’s retail and knowledge districts

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Work on Liverpool’s £45m City Centre Connectivity scheme is set to enter a new phase


Liverpool’s £45m City Centre Connectivity (LCCC) scheme is set to enter a new phase after the completion the first phase of works which began in February.

The multi-layered scheme, which began on Victoria Street in February, focuses on re-engineering major routes from the city’s waterfront and commercial business district through to the city’s retail and knowledge districts, giving pedestrians and cyclists better access through the city centre.

Contractor GRAHAM is now embarking on phase two of the project which will see the following works:

  • Moorfields will see new pavements, kerbs and carriageway and work is scheduled to be complete by the end of July 2019. From Friday-Sunday, July 12-14, the road will be fully closed, with no access for loading or parking. Users of the NCP car park will need to enter and exit via Vernon Street.
  • Victoria Street – featuring the removal of bus stops and new pavements, the second phase will begin on Monday, July 22. Expected to complete by end of November, these works will complement the new Victoria Street Car Park and the recent refurbishment of the Metquarter retail and leisure hub. Phase two will start on the south side from North John Street through to Stanley Street before moving across to the other side for full completion.
  • Brownlow Hill – works to begin on Monday, July 22, with a view to scheduled completion by end of February 2020. Works taking place on the east side of the road between the intersection with Mount Pleasant and Great Newton Street. Works will mean suspension of bus stops with new footway and carriageway surfaces as well as installation of new kerbs.
  • City Bus Hub, Old Haymarket – after a meeting with businesses and residents the bus hub works are to now be completed in one phase, with completion due in October 2019. Works to create 12 bays for buses to layover have begun and the Old Haymarket car park and on-street parking will be completely closed from Monday, July 15, to allow construction works to progress.
  • City coach park, Riverside Drive – the existing facility is to be expanded to accommodate 30 vehicles. Work on this element will begin in September and complete in February 2020. Site investigations, requiring temporary diversions, will run from July through to September.

Cllr James Noakes, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Liverpool city centre is undergoing huge changes and our roads need to keep pace – with a real focus on making them cleaner and greener. ’This new connectivity scheme addresses many of our current and future needs to improve the city centre’s environment and it’s welcome, providing an experience befitting a world class city.

The completion of phase one at Victoria Street and Moorfields is welcome news as the public and business can see progress is being made. Disruption is unfortunately inevitable but the long term gains such as improved air quality will benefit our residents and visitors for decades to come.’”

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