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Article date - 31 July 2020
The closure is required to enable a new toucan crossing to be installed on Sherdley Road.
From Wednesday 5 August, the roundabout exit will be closed for four weeks, with access onto the roundabout from Sherdley Road still available - and a clearly signed full diversion route in place.
Access to all businesses will be maintained.
The closure is part of the A570 Sherdley Roundabout scheme which started in February to install pedestrian and cyclists crossing facilities at one of the busiest junctions around St Helens Town Centre.
Funded by the Local Growth Fund, awarded to the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and invested through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund – the scheme will bring a number of benefits in the vicinity of the A570 Sherdley roundabout, including:
- Toucan crossings to allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross the carriageway safely
- A widened carriageway on Sherdley Road for a central pedestrian and cyclist refuge
- A widened combined footway/cycleway to increase space for pedestrians and cyclists
- Increased lane widths on the east side of the roundabout to improve traffic flow
- All new Advanced Direction Signs and road markings for improved lane discipline
As part of the scheme, roads and footways in the area will be resurfaced and street lighting and signage will be upgraded – while a reduced speed limit of 30mph will be introduced on all approaches to the roundabout to improve safety.
This is the third and final element of the A570/Linkway Improvements schemes.
The total scheme will have cost £5.5m with £4.95m provided through the Local Growth Fund and the remainder funded by St Helens Council.
The whole scheme is expected to be completed by November 2020.