Major roadworks for “crumbling” road in Kensington to last until autumn

Roadworks taking place in Kensington will last until autumn, according to Liverpool City Council

Works began on February 18 and will take place between Low Hill and Laurel Road.

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Roadworks begin in Kensington

This means significant disruptions for Prescot Road, that runs right through the centre of Kensington.

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Prescot Road, Kensington

The scheme will cost £3.5 million and is part of Liverpool City Council’s £500 million highway investment programme.

Highway drainage, traffic signals, foot-ways and pedestrian facilities will all be upgraded and the road will be resurfaced.

Councillor Jim Noakes, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet member for highways, said: “The Prescot Road scheme is a vital road connecting the east of the city to the city centre.

“This stretch of the A57 is crumbling and has long been in need of a major overall and it is a good demonstration of how our Better Roads programme is going to improve connections and the quality of experience for Liverpool’s communities.

“This is a complex scheme and unfortunately there will be delays throughout this programme of works.

“We’ve worked hard with our contractor to minimise disruption and ask road users to plan ahead and use alternative routes where possible.”

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