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A570 Linkway Corridor Upgrading

A570 St.Helens Linkway Sutton Hall Junction with Elton Head Road Proposed Junction Improvement Scheme.

The A570 St.Helens Linkway came into operation in 1994 and has operated efficiently since then but more recently, issues concerning congestion and poor pedestrian and cyclist facilities have developed.

The linkway has become a severely congested corridor in St.Helens, particularly at Sherdley and Sutton Hall (Elton Head Road) roundabouts at certain times of day. Heavy congestion on the junctions also impedes the ability of pedestrians and cyclists to travel safely in the area.

A scheme to improve Sutton Hall Junction has been approved, funded partly by the Liverpool City Region Growth Fund to improve the capacity and safety of this busy junction.

The proposed scheme will see the removal of the existing roundabout arrangement and replacement with a signal-controlled cross roads with full pedestrian crossing facilities. This will allow for a more balanced and controlled traffic flow easing entrance through the junction for vehicles and therefore reducing peak time queuing. Pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities will be introduced onto all arms of the junction and speed limits modified on the approaches.

Once completed the scheme will help to bring a number of key benefits including:

  • Improved safety for all road users;
  • Improved journey time reliability;
  • Dedicated pedestrian and cycle facilities; and
  • An improved junction with the capacity to cope with increased traffic flows in the future.

This project has received funding from the Liverpool City Region Growth Deal. In March 2014, the Liverpool City Region LEP secured a total of £232m of Local Growth Fund from the Growth Plan that was submitted to Government. This outlined an ambitious vision of unlocking the region’s potential, with the long-term goal of achieving economic growth and job creation.

If you have any questions or comments about the scheme, please feel free to email A570linkway@kingconstruction.co.uk or get in touch with St.Helens Council’s Contact Centre.

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