Work starts this week on £22m road-widening scheme close to Liverpool city centre

National contractor Osborne is to begin widening the A565 (Great Howard Street/Derby Road) with a programme of site investigations with work to be completed in 2019.

The A565 in Liverpool which is to be turned into a dual carriageway

Work is starting this week on the £22m project to widen a major route into Liverpool city centre.

National contractor Osborne is to begin widening the A565 (Great Howard Street/Derby Road) with a programme of site investigations.

Upgrading the route, which handles traffic between Sefton and Liverpool along the northern docks, is also a key element of a £100m regeneration drive in North Liverpool.

The new 2.7km long stretch in the city’s Atlantic corridor is seen as crucial to the Ten Streets regeneration plan and will have spin off benefits for Everton FC’s proposed new stadium at nearby Bramley Moore Dock.

The new dual carriageway, part funded by the Liverpool City Region Growth Deal, will also pave the way for a major revamp of the historic Regent Road – aka “the Dock Road”.

It will make it more pedestrian and bike-friendly, creating a continuous cycle route from Crosby to Liverpool.

Lane restrictions rather than a road closure will be deployed to minimise disruption on the A565, which is also currently having a new £10m bridge created that will enable freight to travel to and from the new £400 Liverpool2 container terminal.

The new dual carriageway, which includes improved paving, traffic signals and street lighting, will complete as follows:

  • Phase 1: Leeds Street to Blackstone Street – Road widening phase
  • Phase 2: Bankhall Street to Millers Bridge – Road widening phase
  • Phase 3: Regent Road from Paisley Street to Nelson Street – New pavement/Resurfacing and cycleway provision phase
  • Phase 4: Boundary Street to Everton View – Upgrade of Traffic Signalised junctions and Street lighting with associated resurfacing

Expected to finish by Summer 2019, the works are part of the city council’s £250m Better Roads programme to improve the city’s road infrastructure.

 Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, Liverpool’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “Once complete it will benefit millions of journeys every year and will stimulate the renaissance in our Atlantic Corridor.

“I’m especially excited by the fact that this scheme will give Regent Road a completely new lease of life.”

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