Dale Street upgrade underway
Carriageway improvements have got underway on Dale Street in Liverpool city centre.
Dale Street will be closed between Crosshall Street and Exchange Street East overnight, between 7pm and 6am, over the next three weeks.
The works, to resurface the carriageway on Dale Street, started on Monday and Liverpool City Council said the work is being restricted to three nights in the first week and four nights in the second and third weeks to ensure there is no conflict with the night time economy at weekends.
The remaining dates for the work are:
- Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 April
- Monday 11, Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 April
- Monday 18, Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 April
The council said work will not take place on Thursday 7 April, to avoid conflict with the Grand National.
While the majority of the work will take place overnight to minimise disruption, the council added that the application of the new road surface will need to take place during the day to ensure it is of the highest quality.
This will take place on Sunday 10 and Sunday 17 April, between 8am and 6pm, with full road closure between Crosshall Street and Exchange Street East at these times.
The carriageway improvements are part of the overall public realm works on Dale Street. All public footway improvements are due to be completed by Thursday 7 April.
The council said officers from its traffic management team, Enterprise Liverpool, and contractors Bardon have visited all businesses affected by the road closure to advise them of the alternative means of access for one-way roads that run off Dale Street.
Liverpool City Council said a key contact list has been provided to businesses who need advice, and information around the dates and times of the road closure are being displayed on the variable message signs across the city.
Merseytravel and the bus operators are fully aware of the works and have changed its schedules to fit in with the road closure.
Nick Kavanagh, the city council's director for regeneration, said: "This is a vital piece of work which will improve a hugely important city centre route and benefit local people for many years to come.
"We are, of course, mindful of the needs of motorists, businesses and commuters, so we've planned the works to avoid peak times and minimise disruption as much as possible."