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

Roadworks and Events for England

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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: September 19, 2018, 2:45 pm
Location : The M58 westbound between junction J1 and the A59 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 14 September 2018 to 06:00 on 23 September 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:35 pm
Location : The M53 southbound entry slip at junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 11:10 on 23 August 2018 to 15:30 on 28 September 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:35 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: September 19, 2018, 2:33 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: September 19, 2018, 2:33 pm
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 14 September 2018 to 06:00 on 23 September 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:33 pm
Location : The A5036 southbound at the junction with the M57 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:02 on 14 September 2018 to 06:00 on 23 September 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:32 pm
Location : The M53 southbound entry slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 09:30 on 20 September 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:32 pm
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2018 to 23 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of five lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:18 pm
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2018 to 21 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:18 pm
Location : The M58 westbound between junction J1 and the M57 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2018 to 23 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:18 pm
Location : The M58 westbound between junction J1 and the M57 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2018 to 23 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of six lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:18 pm
Location : The A5036 southbound at the junction with the M57 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2018 to 23 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:18 pm
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2018 to 23 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:18 pm
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2018 to 23 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:18 pm
Location : The junction of the M58 and the A59 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 19 September 2018 to 23 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 2:17 pm
Location : The M53 southbound entry slip at junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:30 on 12 September 2018 to 15:30 on 28 September 2018.
Posted: September 19, 2018, 10:47 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: September 19, 2018, 3:21 am
Location : The M58 westbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2018 to 27 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:11 pm
Location : The M58 westbound entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2018 to 27 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:11 pm
Location : The M58 westbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2018 to 27 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:11 pm
Location : The M58 westbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2018 to 27 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:11 pm
Location : The M58 eastbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2018 to 27 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:11 pm
Location : The M58 eastbound between junctions J1 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2018 to 27 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:11 pm
Location : The M58 eastbound entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 September 2018 to 27 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:11 pm
Location : The M57 southbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 September 2018 to 05:30 on 22 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2018 to 05:30 on 21 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M57 southbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2018 to 05:30 on 21 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The A5036 northbound between the junctions with the A5207 and the M58 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 22 September 2018 to 14:00 on 22 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The A5036 southbound at the junction with the M57 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 22 September 2018 to 14:00 on 22 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M57 southbound between junctions J6 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2018 to 05:30 on 21 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The A5036 southbound between the M57 and the junction with the A5207 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 06:00 and 14:00 from 22 September 2018 to 23 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 September 2018 to 05:30 on 22 September 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J2 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 September 2018 to 05:30 on 21 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound between junctions J6 and J8 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadside equipment maintenance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 September 2018 to 02:00 on 20 September 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:02 pm

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