MOTORISTS travelling along the A41 face more than two months of disruption as the next phase of roadwork begins.

The work includes resurfacing 9.4km of road, improvements to up to 198 streetlights and upgrading of 4.3km of safety fencing between Port Sunlight and Birkenhead.

As a result, the following traffic control measures will be in place until December.

  • A41 Rock Ferry/New Ferry Bypass: Contraflow in place from Saturday September 14 until Monday, December 2.
  • There will be New Chester Road (Northbound): Night closures on Monday 16, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 of September.
  • Day closures (off peak) on Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 September. Daytime lane restrictions on Thursday 19, Friday 20 September.
  • New Chester Road (Southbound): Night closures on Sunday 22, Monday 23, Tuesday 24 September. Daytime lane restrictions on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 September.
  • Campbeltown Road Roundabout, New Chester Road: Temporary traffic lights in place on Monday, September 30, Thursday 3 October and Friday 4 October. New Chester Road (dual section) will be closed during these works.

The improvements are jointly funded by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Wirral Council.

Diversion route signs will be displayed throughout the progress of the work.

Cllr Julie McManus, cabinet member for community services, said: "Works have been scheduled to try and reduce inconvenience while still undertaking these large-scale improvement works.

"I would like to encourage all residents to continue planning ahead for their journeys and allow extra time, utilising diversions and alternative routes."

The scheme, in which £3.4 million will be invested, will also see 7km of cabling works and improvements made to bridge deck waterproofing and jointing, forming part of the investment into maintaining our highways.

Cllr McManus, continued: "Although these improvement works will have an impact on all residents and commuters, by investing in this route, we will allow them to continue using the A41 both safely and efficiently.”

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