Maghull motorway improvements get under way

Sefton Council and contractor John Sisk & Son have kicked off a project to add two “missing” slip roads at Junction 1 of the M58 nearly Maghull.

The project, supported by a £5.5m package from the Liverpool City Region Local Growth Fund, is aimed at reducing traffic on the A59 and residential roads around Maghull, as well as unlocking land for future development.

Works include stopping up the nearby Giddygate Lane, parallel to the motorway, and the construction of a northbound off-slip road and a southbound on-slip road.

Sisk has been attached to the scheme since 2017 and is working with Atkins as design partner. Work is expected to complete by spring 2020.

Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council’s cabinet member for locality services, said: “It’s great news to hear that initial work has started on this important scheme.

“Once complete we believe it will really improve the junction by providing additional slip lane facilities to accommodate all possible traffic movements.

“It will also support commercial and residential development in Maghull, increasing employment and facilitating new, more accessible development helping Sefton remain ‘open for business’.”

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Sefton Council and LCR need to solve the Switch Island conundrum. Stop fighting the Government on Rimrose Valley and get a solution to the traffic problems while the Government is prepared to invest and while our Port is a priority for boosting UK trade during this Brexit madness.

By Roscoe

Government are not interested in spending money north of M25. These overdue M58 improvements will add to Switch island traffic; which is one of the top five busiest road junctions in the UK. They have spent millions on it, and it keps getting changed every 3 -5 years. They would sooner waste yet another £4M on it than resolve the problem.

By Billy

Why can’t the outer lane feeding Brooms Cross Rd
Allow traffic to turn right into the A59 towards Maghull simple solution to moving traffic quicker from Switch Island only meets a filter on the existing T. LIGHTS and minor sign changes

By Phillip Birch