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.