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Multi-million-pound investment to improve Tarbock Island

by Emily Maguire

Over the next 2 years, Tarbock Island is set to benefit from an investment of more than £10 million to improve connectivity, flow of traffic and journey times at this busy junction. The work will create additional capacity by increasing the number of lanes on the approaches to the roundabout, as well as widening the roundabout itself.  

Some initial work will be completed on 10 May on Cronton Road (on its eastbound approach to Tarbock Island) with additional improvement work scheduled to begin on Monday 13 May.

This next phase of work will include temporary lane closures on the westbound carriageway of Cronton Road (Aldi side of the road) between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm.

In addition, the M62 Eastbound exit slip road at Junction 6 (exiting the M62 from Liverpool travelling in the direction of Manchester) will be closed from Tuesday 21 May. This full slip road closure will be in place 24/7 for up to 20 weeks with diversions in place throughout.

Diverted traffic will be directed to the M62 Junction 7 and return to Tarbock Island via the M62 Junction 7 westbound entry slip road and the M62 westbound carriageway.

Whilst all possible steps are being taken to minimise disruption there will be some unavoidable delays to journeys.  Drivers are advised to plan ahead, allow extra time for travel, or choose alternative routes where possible.

This initial improvement work is being funded through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund (SIF).

We will provide regular updates about the works as each new phase of the scheme commences and in the event of any changes to the programme. You can also keep up-to date with the latest information by following @knowsley_roads on X