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The work on Ropewalks' public realm had focused on Fleet Street, Colquitt Street, Back Colquitt Street, and Ropewalks Square. Credit: via Liverpool City Council

Liverpool completes £5m Ropewalks upgrades

Graham Construction has wrapped its work for the city council, replacing the existing footway and carriageways in the district and installing new street lighting, bollards, bins, and street furniture.

The £5m revamp of Fleet Street, Colquitt Street, Back Colquitt Street, and Ropewalks Square followed similar work taking place at Wood Street and Slater Street. These projects concluded in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Cllr Dan Barrington, Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for climate change and highways, explained why improving Ropewalks’ infrastructure had become a priority.

“Due to the nature of the narrow roads and the sheer volume of people and traffic attracted to the area, congestion, air pollution, and road safety have become big issues and the council has been looking at ways to improve the experience, especially for pedestrians and cyclists,” Barrington said.

“Now completed, the Ropewalks District has the high-quality public realm it deserves, and it will be a safer, more accessible and more pleasant experience for all concerned.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority provided a £5m grant to support the Ropewalks works. Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram said that the completion of the project would ensure Ropewalks “has the proper infrastructure in place to keep growing its reputation as one of the most vibrant and creative hotspots in the city”.

Liverpool City Council is also upgrading more than 29 roads as part of its latest Highways Investment Programme phase. This £11m phase includes improvements to Priory Road, Townsend Lane, Princess Drive, Finch Lane, Alderfield Drive, and Alder Wood Avenue.

Contract Dowhigh is leading on ten projects situated in the northern part of the city, while Huyton Asphalt Civils is working on 11 located in the central area. Tarmac Trading is in charge of eight projects in the southern part of the city.

The first phase of HIP had a price tag of £19m and saw improvement made to Altcross Road, Bull Lane, Larkfield Road, Aigburth Vale, Banks Road, and Mersey Road.

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Puts Manchester eternally shabby public realm to shame.

By Frustrated Mancunian

No trees or planting as part of these works, such a missed opportunity.

By Anonymous

Now Frustrated of Liverpool no need to bring Manchester into this.This is a good thing for the city they’ve done a good job, be grateful.

By Anonymous

The Council fail to mention that these roadways and sidewalks are constantly being damaged by delivery trucks throwing beer kegs or other heavy loads directly onto the ground. In addition contractors dig up the roads and paving but do not replace it except with tarmac, Hardman St is a prime example with patches of tarmac everywhere.

By Anonymous

One hosts a Chanel catwalk this week, the other…

By Dave

A chanel catwalk designed to make Manchester look “gritty” that nobody can attend and forcing bars to close during christmas do season, nobody in the NQ wears chanel

By Gilly

Ropework public realm very good well done. Come on Gilly Chanel in Manchester is absolutely massive for the City..,…just goes to show there is always somebody who sees a downside

By Come on

I would much prefer to have decent pavements than a one-off Chanel runway.

By Anonymous

Despite everything you say, they still chose Manchester.
Anyway, this looks great.

By Anonymous

This is a good addition to Liverpool’s offering.Can we stop this parochial backbiting please. It is boring. Chanel? Public Realm, who has the best bands, football teams. It all sounds really provincial.

By Elephant

You are missing the bigger picture Anonymous 5pm. And. World class football teams and World class bands are always worth celebrating elephant……don’t be such a curmudgeon

By Haha

Now appoint City of Liverpool Wardens with Camera Betwork to oversee, patrol and protect the millions of pounds invested to stop folk damaging and abusing public infrastructure: Trespassers (in a legal sense) Will Be Prosecuted!. That will stop them.

By Anonymous

A few planters and some trees would be nice, but yes having them protected from the drunken hoards and the usual assorted low rent vandals would be a problem.

By Anonymous

It was Chloe Sevigny who influenced Chanel to host the show in Manchester, she loves the city

By Guru

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