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More Traffic Updates March 4, 2008

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Here’s the latest list of traffic work and changes taking place across the city. Affected areas include: The Strand; Lord St; The Rocket; both tunnels and Edge Lane.

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Church Street/Lord Street: City Centre Movement Strategy Improvement works began in May 2006 and are now approaching completion. The work has been carried out in sections to keep disruption to a minimum and access has been maintained at all times

From January 27th until April 27, carriageway works will require the closure of Lord Street from Castle Street to North John Street and North John Street will be closed from Lord Street to Harrington Street. An area of North John Street from Cook Street to Harrington Street will be made two-way for access to shop premises. Bus stops on Lord Street will be moved to Cook Street and all pay and display will be suspended on all the above roads and parking restrictions applied.

The pedestrianised zone of Lord Street and Whitechapel one way system will be suspended for the period of the closure. Access to the pedestrianised zones will be closed as follows:

  • Harrington Street/North John Street: 11/02/08 until 16/03/08
  • Mathew Street/North John Street 10/03/08 until 27/04/08

City Centre Loading Restrictions: In order to improve traffic flow within the City Centre, loading restriction times have been extended.
Loading is now not allowed from 8am to 10am, and 4pm to 6pm in the following areas only:
The full lengths of Dale Street, James Street, London Road, Pembroke Place, and part of Castle Street, (looking towards the Town Hall – the entire right side and the left side from No 8 to the junction with Water Street).

Dale Street/Cumberland Street: Work on renewing a Victorian water main between Stanley Street and the HSBC Bank at the top of Castle Street started on Monday, November 12. The work has been programmed to fit in with other schemes taking place in the city centre and has been delayed because of the improvement work at James Street and the temporary one way system.

CCMS improvement works started on the Castle Street corridor, including work on Dale Street and North John Street on Monday, November 19. There has been a lane closure on Dale Street and work is nearing completion.
Meanwhile the junction with Cumberland Street will be closed until March because of nearby building work.

Edge Lane: From Monday, January 7 traffic management has been restricted to off peak only in both directions (9.30am-4.30pm). The lengths of the areas coned off will be limited, where possible, to 200m. It is anticipated that this phase of work will be completed towards the end of January but it is weather dependent.

Work started again at the Rocket Junction from Monday, January 7 with off peak closures around the junction until the end of January and around the Jaguar garage until mid-February. Again these works are weather dependent.

The Rocket Junction: Roadworks to replace damaged barriers along the central reservation take place on Thursday, February 21st and Friday, February 22nd off peak and will mean the two outside lanes will be coned off reducing the traffic to one lane in both directions. On Monday, February 25th and Tuesday, February 26th the roads will be cleaned.

Enterprise-Liverpool Maintenance Works: Enterprise-Liverpool manages street works on behalf of Liverpool City Council.  Information on all works is available by searching via ward area, street name or postcode. Please click here for more details.

Hanover Street: Hanover Street between Bold Street and Seel Street is closed for public realm works for the Grosvenor scheme. Manestys Lane and College Lane are closed to vehicles and pedestrians from their junctions with Hanover Street.

Kingsway Tunnel: There will be slight delays in the Wallasey to Liverpool tube on Tuesday, March 4 and in the Liverpool to Wallasey tube on Thursday, March 6 from 9.45am to 3.30pm because of essential maintenance work. There will also be slight delays from Liverpool to Wallasey from Monday, March 3 until Thursday, March 6, 10pm – 6.30am.

North John Street/Stanley Street:  From Monday, March 10, traffic using North John Street will change direction to go south from Dale Street towards Victoria Street with the changes coming in after the peak hour traffic.
To finalise the changes needed for traffic signals, new carriageway surfacing and road markings North John Street will be closed to traffic on Sunday, March 9 with the road reopening in its new direction on Monday.

Stanley Street will be closed from 9pm on Wednesday, March 12 to allow the reversal of traffic on Thursday at 11am, meaning that vehicles will travel north from Victoria Street to Dale Street. Access will be available for residents.

Old Haymarket: Work has started on repaving the footways on the Queen Square side of Old Haymarket and Whitechapel to its junction with Sir Thomas Street with the same high standard of materials used in other parts of Whitechapel. The work has resumed following the Christmas period and is scheduled to finish by the end of March. This scheme is part of the City Centre Movement Strategy, a £73m project by Partners Liverpool City Council, Merseytravel and Liverpool Vision to improve the roads and public areas of Liverpool.

The Paradise Project Development Works: The Paradise Project completes in Autumn 2008.  Throughout the construction period, sections of highways works will take place.  The current road works are shown below.
There will be a change in traffic management on The Strand. The next main traffic switch will be towards the end of September with two lanes maintained in each direction. Works on The Strand will be in place until March 2008.

Lower Hanover Street is now closed between the Canning Place roundabout and Liver Street junction to allow for the safe construction of this area.

The current phase of works on The Strand began at the end of April for 12 months. This involves lane restrictions between Canning Place and Liver Street, and Red Cross Street and James Street junction. Two lanes will be maintained in both directions during peak hours.

Paradise Street is closed to pedestrians and vehicles from its junction with Hanover street right through to School Lane.

The area of Paradise Street between Lord Street and School Lane is subject to restricted pedestrian access as work commences on the construction of the Public Realm. Access to all retail units along this stretch will be maintained.
For more details on the Paradise Street scheme please visit the Paradise Street Scheme website (will open a new window).

Queens Drive: As part of a £36m, 18-month project laying electric cables from Liverpool to Kirkby, there will be delays on Queens Drive but diversions will be in place and clearly signposted.

Queensway Tunnel: A 28-day notice has been issued for a full closure of the tunnel daily from 10pm on Monday, March 10 until 6.30am, Friday, March 14.

A further 28-day notice has been issued for a full closure of the tunnel daily from 10pm on Monday, March 31 until 6.30am, Friday, April 4.

School Lane: School Lane remains closed between the junction of Church Alley and Peters Lane. Entry into School Lane from Hanover Street is now restricted and access is now via Brooks Alley.

ScottishPower Reinforcement Works: The programme of works will continue throughout the City over the next three years, affecting pavement areas as well as carriageways. More info on the Scottish Power website.

Shaw Street: United Utilities are replacing water mains along Shaw Street until February 22. The road will have two way traffic signals and lane restrictions.

The Strand: The Strand southbound between the Albert Dock and James Street will have two lanes in both directions maintained until the completion of the works, currently scheduled to coincide with the opening of Liverpool One at the end of May 2008.

From the start of February the right turn from Strand Street into Mann Island will be prohibited to allow the construction of the new junction. Southbound vehicles can enter Mann Island via Brunswick/Georges Dockway or continue down The Strand onto Sefton Street and use the roundabout at Brunswick Way to approach from the South.

The right turn into James Street from Strand Street is closed to general traffic. Only buses, taxis and cyclists are able to turn right.

The Strand intersection, opposite Red Cross Street, has been closed for the duration of all the works on The Strand.

The southbound footway is now closed and advice signs are in place to guide pedestrians onto the western footway.

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