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A41 set to receive further improvements

The next phase of scheduled improvement works on the A41 corridor will start tomorrow, Saturday 14 September, with traffic control measures in place until December.

For certain activities during the works, full closures will be required but these will primarily take place during the night and will avoid peak times where possible, to minimise disruption.

The on-going works on the A41 will improve traffic flow, provide more reliable journey times and reduce carbon emissions as well as providing road safety benefits.

The work will include the resurfacing of 9.4km of road, improvements to up to 198 streetlights and the upgrading of 4.3km of safety fencing, between Port Sunlight and Birkenhead and will be jointly funded by the Liverpool City Region (LCR) Combined Authority and Wirral Council.

Traffic control measures will include:

  • A41 Rock Ferry/New Ferry Bypass: Contraflow in place from Saturday 14 September – Monday 2 December.
  • New Chester Road (Northbound): Night closures on Monday 16, Thursday 19, Friday 20 of September. Day closures (off peak) on Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 September. Daytime lane restrictions on Thursday 19, Friday 20 September.
  • New Chester Road (Southbound): Night closures on Sunday 22, Monday 23, Tuesday 24 September. Daytime lane restrictions on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 September.
  • Campbeltown Road Roundabout, New Chester Road: Temporary traffic lights in place Monday 30 September, Thursday 3 October and Friday 4 October. New Chester Road (dual section) will be closed during these works.

Diversion route signs will be displayed throughout the progress of the work.

Cllr Julie McManus, Cabinet Member for Community Services: “Works have been scheduled to try and reduce inconvenience while still undertaking these large-scale improvement works.

“I would like to encourage all residents to continue planning ahead for their journeys and allow extra time, utilising diversions and alternative routes.”

The scheme, in which £3.4 million will be invested, will also see 7km of cabling works and improvements made to bridge deck waterproofing and jointing, forming part of the investment into maintaining our highways.

Cllr McManus, continued: “Although these improvement works will have an impact on all residents and commuters, by investing in this route, we will allow them to continue using the A41 both safely and efficiently.”

For up to date information on roadworks in Wirral please visit the Wirral Roadworks site.