Major roadworks get underway next week on M53Work is set to begin on a major highway safety scheme at junction 3 of the M53 at Woodchurch this Monday, June 21.
Wirral Council says the work, which is expected to last until the end of September, aims to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured at the junction, and reduce traffic congestion and delay on the roundabout at the interchange.
It is hoped new traffic signals, extensive resurfacing, improvements to street lighting, new cycle route, improved traffic signs and environmental and noise reduction measures will help improve the safety of motorists and pedestrians.
Asda is also funding the construction of a right turn facility from its superstore on Woodchurch Road with new traffic signals at the junction of the westbound exit slip road from the M53 interchange and Woodchurch Road.
Cllr Lesley Rennie, cabinet member for Streetscene, said: "This major investment will not only benefit commuters by reducing congestion and delays, but more importantly will create a safer road network and hopefully, reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.
"While this work is underway, we are appealing to motorists to take extra care and allow themselves extra journey time."
When the work is underway, lane closures will be required, with additional road closures likely to take place when roads are being resurfaced. THE GLOBE