Liverpool City Centre Link Road January 2017

Docks link road consultation opens

A public consultation is due to take place in Liverpool today on a proposed £20m link road through King Edward Street industrial estate into the city centre.

The new link road would run from the junction of Great Howard Street and Leeds Street to the Bath Street roundabout, south of Bramley-Moore dock where Everton FC’s new stadium is proposed.

As part of its Better Roads programme Liverpool City Council will spend £250m on improving transport infrastructure and attempting to reduce congestion. There has already been £32m spent on transport in the area with the expansion of the A565 and the Great Howard Street Bridge replacement scheme. The link road is also part of a £100m regeneration of the North Liverpool docks.

Cllr Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “This new link road is a critical piece in our masterplan to unlock the vast potential of North Liverpool and generate thousands of new jobs.

“Along with the other major improvements to the A565, the extension of Leeds Street will ease congestion around the city centre. It will also improve the desirability of the area to investors, aiding nearby schemes such as Pall Mall and Liverpool Waters.”

Four public sessions focusing on the plans for the second phase of the Liverpool City Centre Connectivity scheme are being held on Monday 27 March at the Cunard Building, Pier Head, Water Street, Liverpool. The sessions, which will be held at 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm, are for anyone who would like to know more about the proposed changes to highways in the area.

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The Council should repair the numerous potholes in the City before it even thinks about new roads.

By Steve B

Steve B this road is crucial for access and development which equal jobs etc .

By Scott

You could say this short link road is needed. The city then should turn to getting its metro finished and expanding it – RAIL!

By John Burns

Alternatively, the cash-strapped council could spend the money on:

80,000 bollards
42,493 street trees
1,788 zebra crossings
3,200 bus shelters
667 raised junctions
511 pelican or puffin crossings
93 kilometres of protected cycle lanes, or
91 kilometres of footways

By Jared A

Is this what passes for Highway ‘design’? The price tag and demolitions would be considerably lessened if the route roughly followed the existing road layout along Roberts Street, instead of ploughing an ill-considered straight line through businesses

By Anonymous

Is this what passes for Highway ‘design’? The price tag and demolitions would be considerably lessened if the route roughly followed the existing road layout along Roberts Street, instead of ploughing an ill-considered straight line through businesses

By Paul E

Would it? The new road is much wider than the existing Roberts Street, requiring demolition anyway, and I can’t believe there be would any usable land left on the north-western and south-eastern quadrants.

A bigger issue would then we how the junction would then align with A5053 Leeds Street. Have you modelled it Paul?

By LinSig

An arcing curve could consolidate and “roughly” follow the line of Roberts Street. It would still require demolition of A-Plant and the L-shaped building. The proposed scheme meanwhile creates wasteful stub-ends and unusably small plots for future development.

By Paul E

They don’t look like small plots to me.

By Deebee

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