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Cabinet approves major investment in transport and highway maintenance

by Jonathan Kearney

Knowsley’s Cabinet has approved multi-million-pound investment in road safety, highway network improvement schemes and highway maintenance within the borough.

Cabinet approved plans to commit over £5m to the Council’s Transport Capital Programme and the Highway Asset Management Revenue Programme for 2021/22.

The funding has been provided by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and has been allocated to improve road safety and maintenance of the borough’s highways.

The funding will also be used for enabling works for Kirkby’s new Headbolt Lane station, which is scheduled to be open to passengers in 2023.

Cllr Tony Brennan, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “This funding is vital for the continued maintenance of the borough’s highways and will also be used to support key recovery projects such as the Headbolt Lane station. The investment in transport and highway maintenance is critical to help us meet the future needs of our residents, businesses and visitors and will help us achieve key priorities from the Council’s Corporate Plan.”