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Parkside Link Road

Parkside Link Road (PLR)

Roadworks Bulletin - Updated 31/01/2024

Date fromDate toLocation (with Google Map Links)Traffic Management
2nd JanEarly SpringA572 Southworth Road/A573 Parkside Road JunctionTemporary traffic signals
22nd JanLate NovM6 Junction 22Lane Reductions on Winwick Link Road and M6 J22 circulatory.
7th Feb7th FebA579 Winwick LanePriority give and take - Winwick Lane (old)
8th Feb8th FebA573 Parkside Road Temporary signals - 2-way
12th Feb16th FebA573 Parkside Road Temporary signals - 2-way (northbound closed)
11th Mar13th MarM6 Junction 22Advanced Notice of Road Closure: Full details to be confirmed. Full closure of M6 junction 22 roundabout including all slip roads
11th Mar13th MarM6 Junction 22Advanced Notice of Road Closure: Full closure of Winwick Lane at Parkside Link Road roundabout and Winwick Link Road by-pass
1st Apr12th JunWaterworks/Highfield LaneAdvanced Notice of Road Closure: Waterworks Lane & Highfield Lane full closed with diversion
12th Jun14th JunM6 Junction 22Advanced Notice of Road Closure: Full details to be confirmed.Full closure of M6 junction 22 roundabout including all slip roads
12th Jun14th JunM6 Junction 22Advanced Notice of Road Closure: Full closure of Winwick Lane at PLR roundabout and Winwick Link Road by-pass

Please note:

  1. The above dates are subject to such items as weather conditions and times and dates maybe revised due to unforeseen circumstances.
  2. The above table will be updated at regular intervals, where applicable.
  3. The link provided for the location is approximate and the working area will vary in each of the above scenarios. All users of the route should adhere to the traffic signs and temporary traffic management in place at that time. You can find more information on our Roadworks page and in the PLR - Main Scheme - Latest News section below.

Background

The Parkside project is a joint venture between commercial property developers Langtree and St Helens Borough Council, transforming the derelict Parkside Colliery site located on the south-eastern edge of Newton-le-Willows, into a new employment park.

The new link road, funded by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, will help unlock the former Parkside Colliery site for development, delivering much-needed investment, jobs, infrastructure and training opportunities for residents and communities in Newton-le-Willows and the surrounding areas. This enhanced highway access between the M6 and local road networks and the new Parkside development will divert goods traffic away from the A49 and residential areas, improving connectivity for commuters and helping to lower local environmental concerns.

Freight Strategy

For users of the proposed Parkside Development, HGVs etc, referred to as 'Freight', will have specific road signs to direct them to use main routes.  This will be implemented as part of the construction works for the new road.

Watch our video to see how the road will look once completed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLR - Main Scheme - Latest News:

We are delighted that following the works on Parkside Road, the team were able to reopen this route following 14 weeks of construction works that sees the connection of the new Parkside Link Road into Parkside Road. This is a key milestone in our project delivery completed on time. 

We thank all the residents and businesses on Parkside Road for their support and patience during this time. 

We have a number of activities ongoing on the surrounding network in the next few months so please check back regularly for updates.

For more information about closures and diversions visit our Roadworks webpage.

If you have any queries or comments on these works, please contact Balfour Beatty's Public Liaison Officer at Parksidelinkroad-PLO@balfourbeatty.com

Parkside Link Road - New Junction July 2923
Drone photo of the new Parkside Link Road junction

Junction Mitigation Schemes

As part of the PLR Planning Application, and reviewed in the Transport Assessment, traffic flows at nine junctions in the vicinity of the main PLR scheme were studied. As a result of the adjustment in Traffic flows once the PLR is open, there are three junctions which now require upgrades.

  • A572 Southworth Road/A573 Parkside Road
  • A49 Mill Lane/A572 Southworth Road
  • M6 Junction 22

Location 1 - A49 Mill Lane/ A572 Southworth Road

The A49/A572 Scheme is now substantially completed with dedicated left-hand turn lane from A572 to A49 and a right-hand turn lane from A49 to A572. In addition to this the traffic signals have been upgraded to the latest technology. Alongside this the pedestrian facilities at the junction have also be improved

Location 1 A49 Mill Lane A572 Southworth Road Image 1
Location 1 A49 Mill Lane A572 Southworth Road Image 2

 

Location 2 - A572 Southworth Road/A573 Parkside Road/

This junction will revise an existing staggered priority junction into a signalised junction and will commence in January 2024. The A573 Parkside Road will be closed from 2nd January 2024 for approximately two weeks. A diversion route will be signed.

Again, the traffic signals introduced will be the latest technology to provide efficiencies in the operation and will in turn reduce maintenance costs. The junction will also incorporate controlled crossing facilities. The A573 will be widened to accommodate a dedicated left turn lane heading towards Newton Le Willows.

a572 Southworth Road

Location 3 - M6 Junction 22

The works at the above junction will revise the existing to a signalised junction. This will also include active travel facilities to make it easier to travel across the junction. Works are due to commence mid-January 2024 and will run to late 2024.

The main Traffic Management setup within the M6 Junction 22 scheme will be a reduction to single lane running around the circulatory of the motorway junction, however, to construct the scheme safely there will be occasions where the carriageway, and where appropriate, motorway access/egress points will also be closed to vehicular traffic. Advanced warning of these closures will be issued prior to the event. 

M6 J22 Image

 

Latest Images

New Winwick Lane looking north
New Winwick Lane Looking North. This photo shows the new roundabout created to facilitate access onto the Parkside Link Road. To the right of the photo you can see the existing Winwick Lane.
New Winwick Lane looking south towards Junction 22 M6
New Winwick Lane looking South towards J22 M6. This Photo shows the connection of the new Winwick Lane into the existing at the roundabout onto the M6. This is the location of the former Rough Farm and Cottage.
Parkside Link Road East looking west towards Parkside Road
Parkside Link Road East - looking West towards Parkside Road. Footpaths and carriageway are nearing completion and street lighting is being installed.
Parkside Link Road West looking east
Parkside Link Road West - looking East. On the left hand side there is the existing main sit compound and the electricity substation.
Winwick Road tie in looking west
Connection of the new Parkside Link Road into the A49 Winwick Road. This will be a signalised Junction.
Parkside Link Road West looking west towards A49 Winwick Road
Parkside Link Road West looking west towards A49 Winwick Road. New carriageway being constructed with connections into the new plot development areas in preparation for the new development works.

 

Mailing List

At the appropriate stages of the scheme, St Helens Council will issue updates on the progression of the roadworks including advanced notice on road closures and diversion routes.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news on the link road then please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing the Highways Improvements Team

Contact Us

If you have any queries regarding these works, please use our contact form and choose the Parkside Link Road option or call our Council Contact Centre on 01744 676789.