Early this year, work began on the A58 Prescot Bypass to introduce a new signalised junction to improve road safety and sustainability, and now the work is complete.
One of the improvements was the construction of a facility to allow motorists to turn right into and out of Knowsley Safari Park at its junction with the A58 Prescot Bypass. It is estimated that by allowing the right turn into and out of Knowsley Safari Park, instead of having to turn around at the adjacent roundabouts vehicles will travel approximately 190,000 miles less each year.
A shared use cycleway/footway, including signalised crossing facilities has also been constructed between Knowsley Park Lane and Knowsley Safari Park to improve pedestrian and cyclist access.
This improvement work has been funded through the Sustainable Transport Enhancement Package (STEP). STEP is a package of sustainable transport infrastructure measures that is vital to the Liverpool City Region Growth Plan and Strategic Economic Plan (SEP).