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Junction improvements works to commence as part of Aldi development

by Gemma Melling

Following last year’s announcement that planning approval had been granted for a new Aldi store in Huyton, highways works will be starting on Sunday 18 August 2019 from 10pm (changed from Wednesday 14 August) as part of this development.

The site is on vacant land next to the junction of the M62 (Tarbock Island) and Cronton Road in Huyton.

Work will commence on Cronton Road, at the junction of Wilson Road, which will include the installation of traffic lights with designated left and right hand lanes into both Wilson Road and Coppice Lane, along with CCTV traffic monitoring. The new Aldi development will be accessed from Coppice Lane.

What does this mean for vehicles travelling in the area?

Whilst road closures won’t be in operation, vehicles will be unable to turn right out of either Wilson Road or Coppice Lane onto Cronton Road.  Whilst this will alleviate some of the delays and potential blocking of the junction, delays are expected in the area whilst the work is carried out and drivers are urged to find alternative routes if possible.

Plans for the site include more than just an Aldi food store

Plans for the site include a building, with a contemporary design, for light and general industrial uses together with a new Aldi food store.

A later phase of the development will see the construction of further buildings for light and general industrial purposes, a pub/restaurant and a petrol filling station.

Work has already started to prepare the land for development including the installation of a pumping station, rising main and associated works.

The junction improvement work is expected to take 14 weeks.