M57/M58 Switch IslandRecently updated

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 southbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 1 July 2018. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 4:07 pm
Location : The M53 southbound. Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 05:00 on 8 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 May 2018 to 05:00 on 17 June 2018.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The A5139 westbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 29 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 07:00 from 1 June 2018 to 3 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 3 June 2018 to 6 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M53 northbound exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 May 2018 to 05:00 on 26 May 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M57 northbound at junction J6 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 31 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 June 2018 to 05:00 on 16 June 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 16 June 2018 to 05:00 on 17 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M53 southbound. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2018 to 07:00 on 30 May 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 30 May 2018 to 1 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 07:00 from 1 June 2018 to 3 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 3 June 2018 to 8 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . 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 31 May 2018 to 2 June 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 June 2018 to 05:00 on 16 June 2018. Schedule : From 21:00 on 16 June 2018 to 05:00 on 17 June 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:30 pm

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