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Improving pedestrian and cycling routes in Kirkby

by Gemma Melling

Walking and cycling in Kirkby is about to get easier, thanks to a scheme to construct a shared use footway/cycleway on Coopers Lane, South Boundary Road and County Road in Kirkby, which begins on Monday (14 January 2019).

Once completed, the new cycleway will provide off-road cycle facilities to enable Kirkby residents to access Knowsley Business Park North.

Disruption will be kept to a minimum

To facilitate the works a series of lane closures will be required to ensure public and contractor safety throughout the duration of the works.  To minimise disruption the works will be undertaken in a phased approach so that the lane closures only cover the section of footway or road being worked on at that time.

Where will the work be taking place?

Work commencing on Monday will cover the following areas:

  • County Road eastbound carriageway between its roundabout junctions with Arbour Lane and Moorgate Road North.
  • Coopers Lane northbound carriageway only from the layby to its roundabout junction with Perimeter Road and South Boundary Road.

When will the work be completed?

The work is due to be completed in the summer 2019.

How is the work being funded?

Knowsley Council has secured funding from the Liverpool City Region’s Sustainable Transport Enhancements Programme to deliver these improvements.