The North Liverpool Key Corridor (NLKC) scheme has now begun on site. This is a joint initiative between Liverpool City Council and Sefton Council, in which Liverpool are the scheme promoter.
The scheme will deliver a modern fully ‘dualled’ road link on the A565 Great Howard Street and Derby Road between Millers Bridge in Sefton and Leeds Street in Liverpool. This should reduce congestion, improve access and reduce accidents along this key corridor. Regent road will be resurfaced as part of the project and a two way cycle lane provided which will link with other cycle routes within Sefton and the City Centre.
Overall, the scheme should provide an important element if the future regeneration of North Liverpool and South Sefton.
Osborne were appointed as the Main Contractor for the scheme. The have begun works at the Leeds Street junction, taking advantage of the current closure of Great Howard Street whilst the bridge is repaired. Works on Derby Road, within Sefton, are scheduled for early 2018.
More information on this scheme is available on the Liverpool City Council website.
In order to build this scheme, road widening is required on the eastern side of the A565, which involves acquiring some parcels of private land. In some cases, land has been already been acquired by negotiation. For others sites, land is likely to be secured depending on the outcome of a Public Inquiry into the Compulsory Purchase Orders which were made in November 2016. The Inquiry is scheduled to be held for 2 weeks commencing on 1st August at the Cunard Buildings.