The M58 Junction 1 – Improvement Scheme involves of the construction of the ‘missing’ slip roads at the junction, providing a northbound off slip and a southbound on-slip. As well as improving journey times between Maghull and North Liverpool the scheme will reduce traffic on the A59 and some residential roads and facilitate potential future development in the Maghull area. View the full business case (available on the Mersey Travel website).
Sefton Council has received an offer of funding from the Liverpool City Region Local Growth Fund for £5.5m toward the scheme budget and is now pressing ahead with the work required to progress the scheme. The overall scheme budget is £6.7m.
Early in 2017, the Council appointed John Sisk and Sons to complete the design and construction of the scheme. They have appointed Atkins Ltd as their design partner.
The preliminary design has been completed and discussions held with Highways England who will manage the new slip roads on completion. Surveys and Investigations are ongoing and the information received will influence the detailed design process.
In parallel to the design, negotiations are ongoing with the landowners to secure the necessary land to enable construction to proceed. It is the Council’s intention to acquire land by negotiation although the Council has approved the use of Compulsory Purchase Powers should negotiations not prove successful.
The Planning Application for the scheme was considered by Planning Committee on 20th October and was approved. View the Planning Application and the decision notice.
Subject to the land being secured it is anticipated that the scheme will start on site in early 2018. The first stage will be to complete some site clearance before the start of the bird nesting season and the new farm access track will then be formed to allow Giddgygate Lane to be close.
A public information session was held on Tuesday 28th November 2017 at Meadows Leisure Centre until 7pm. This gave residents the opportunity to find out more about the scheme and talk to the team.