The North Liverpool Key Corridor (NLKC) scheme began work on site in spring 2017. 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. The parallel 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 will provide an important element of the future regeneration of North Liverpool and South Sefton.
Osborne were appointed as the Main Contractor for the scheme. They have completed works at Leeds Street junction, taking advantage of the closure of Great Howard Street which was required to facilitate bridge repairs. Work has subsequently progressed northwards on Great Howard Street and Derby Road. Drainage and kerbing works have also been completed on Regent Road, both to the south of the Bascule Bridge, but also in the section within Sefton.
Works are now progressing in the Sefton section of Derby Road, including the widening of the carriageway into areas of land which have either been secured by negotiation or using compulsory purchase powers. Some works within the existing carriageway are also required to install ducts and cables and these will necessitate lane restrictions and partial closure.
Lane restrictions are planned to start on 22nd October, with the partial southbound closure introduced from Monday 5th November to reopen on Saturday 10th November. Southbound traffic will be diverted via Stanley Road. Waterloo Road from Cotton Street to Paisley Street will be closed from Monday 12th November to Sunday 9th December.
Following this, there will be some lane restrictions on Derby Road from the 10th to 21st December.
The works within Sefton will continue throughout 2019, with the modification to the junction of Miller’s Bridge and Derby Road being started in January 2019.
The overall scheme should be completed in spring 2020.
More information on this scheme is available on the Liverpool City Council website.