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Article date - 25 September 2020
The closure is necessary to enable the installation of pedestrian and cyclists crossing facilities at one of the busiest junctions in St Helens. The aim of the improvements is to improve facilities and safety for pedestrians and cyclists, but there are other benefits for motorists as well.
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 A570 Sherdley Roundabout scheme will:
- allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross the carriageway safely by providing a Toucan crossings
- provide a refuge on Sherdley Road by widening the carriageway
- increase space for pedestrians and cyclists to remove any conflicts
- Increased lane widths to improve traffic flow
- Improve signage to ensure road capacity is utilised efficiently.
From Wednesday 30 September the roundabout exit will be closed for six-weeks with a clearly signed full diversion route in place. Access onto the roundabout from Scorecross will still be available.
Everything will be in place to ensure that access to businesses in the area will be maintained, and works will be installed as efficiently as possible to minimise disruption to road users.