Over the next few years we’re spending £500m on Liverpool’s roads to make our city a better place to live, work and visit.
We’re improving key routes that are in poor condition and carry large volumes of traffic. This includes road resurfacing and widening, junction improvements, changes to public realm such as new pavements, new signage and traffic lights and giving more of a priority to pedestrians and cyclists. It not only means much needed improvements to the city’s roads, but the funding will also significantly reduce the highways maintenance historic backlog, delivering major savings for the city in the future.
You can also track where repairs are taking place thanks to a new interactive map.
Funding for the schemes is coming from a range of sources including the City Council, the Department for Transport, the City Region Growth Deal and Liverpool Commercial District BID.
Major schemes completed include the £10 million replacement of Great Howard Street bridge (see time lapse video below), whilst the £22 million upgrading of Great Howard Street to full dual carriageway is currently underway.
The city council is also about to embark on the first phase of the Liverpool City Centre Connectivity scheme – which will see a radical redesign of key streets such as Lime Street.