The city council intends to block off a major road connecting the Knowledge Quarter and the waterfront and close to the now pedestrianised Bold Street, to reduce congestion and improve transport flows.
The civil engineering arm of construction firm Graham is to deliver works to redesign one of Liverpool’s most famous roads, making it more cycle-friendly, improving public spaces and reducing congestion.
The council will build a network of temporary cycle lanes to help kickstart the city’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, following a review of traffic movements in the city that will also see the Merseyrail local rail network increase services from Monday.
The light rail networks that serve Liverpool and Greater Manchester city regions may have to suspend operations as severely reduced passenger numbers hit revenues, metro mayors Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham said.
The Port of Liverpool’s deep-water container terminal has broken a new terminal record after a boat docked and exchanged 5,400 containers, the highest number seen from a single vessel since the port extension opened in 2016.
The proposed £120m redesign of Liverpool’s Rocket junction, the congestion hotspot at the end of the M62, is to advance to the next stage after the Department for Transport confirmed it would contribute £1.25m towards an outline business case.