M57/M58 Switch Island

Improvements to the junction and safety at Switch Island, near Aintree in Liverpool.

Region:  North West
Start date:  5 February 2018
Cost:  ¬£3 million approx
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  January 2019
Programme:  

Progress report

A site compound is being constructed in January 2018 in preparation for construction, which will begin in February 2018. The first phase of work will include the construction of a cycle route on the A59 Northway, between Brooms Cross Road and Liverpool Road South.

What's next

In March, foundation works for the new gantry will start on the M57 - the gantry itself will not be installed until June 2018. From March to the end of the scheme, we will be constructing new high mast signals (including the foundations), installing 'intelligent cats eyes', and improving surfacing and road markings. Each of these phases will take place on a number of locations at Switch Island at the same time, so long as there is no clash in traffic management and diversion routes.

Other works include installation of signage and new lighting columns on the A59 Northway.

Timeline

Date Event
February 2018 Work begins
March 2018 New cycle route and new gantry construction work begins
January 2019 Expected completion of scheme

Why we need this scheme

This is a key route that accesses a number of amenities, as well as local employers such as the Port of Liverpool. Successive improvements to the roundabout mean it now has multiple arms. The most recent improvements have been the addition of a direct link from Switch Island to the A595 which bypasses the village of Thornton. The roundabout has a poor safety record with a high accident rate.

Aims

The primary aim is to improve safety for road users by encouraging them to reduce speeds and improve their lane discipline. This will be achieved by installing various signs, a new gantry and by improved road markings.

Improvements will include:

  • construction of a new motorway gantry
  • installation of high-mast traffic signals
  • improvements to cycle facilities
  • installation of ‚Äėintelligent cats eyes‚Äô - which light up in response to changing traffic lights
  • improvements to the road layout
  • carriageway surfacing

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M53 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:00 on 26 November 2018 to 17:00 on 26 November 2018.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 2:30 pm
Location : The A5036 northbound between the junctions with the A5090 and the A5038 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 24 November 2018 to 17:00 on 24 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 11:50 am
Location : The A5036 northbound between the junctions with the A5207 and the M58 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 November 2018 to 23 November 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 6:06 am
Location : The A5036 southbound at the junction with the M57 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 November 2018 to 23 November 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 6:06 am
Location : The M57 southbound at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 21 November 2018 to 24 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 5:01 am
Location : The M57 southbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 21 November 2018 to 24 November 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 5:01 am
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 21 November 2018 to 24 November 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 5:01 am
Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J6 to M57 north. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 20 November 2018 to 24 November 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 21, 2018, 1:52 am
Location : The A5036 southbound between the M57 and the junction with the A5207 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 13:00 on 4 September 2018 to 06:00 on 1 December 2018.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M53 southbound exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 November 2018 to 05:30 on 26 November 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The A5036 southbound between the M57 and the junction with the A5207 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 1 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M57 northbound exit slip at junction J6 . Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 23 November 2018 to 17:00 on 23 November 2018.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M58 eastbound exit slip at junction J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 13:01 on 16 November 2018 to 06:00 on 20 December 2018.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M58 westbound exit slip at junction J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:30 on 16 November 2018 to 06:00 on 20 December 2018.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M53 northbound entry slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 November 2018 to 05:00 on 25 November 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The A5036 southbound at the junction with the M57 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 1 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M58 westbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The A5036 northbound between the junctions with the A5207 and the M58 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 1 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M58 eastbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M57 southbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:04 on 19 November 2018 to 05:00 on 24 November 2018.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M58 westbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:30 on 24 November 2018.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
Location : The M53 northbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 27 November 2018 to 1 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 7:48 pm

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