DRIVERS are being advised to use the Wallasey Tunnel as the final phase of removing the Churchill Way Flyovers begin this weekend.

Although the Birkenhead Tunnel will remain open during this time, motorists travelling from Liverpool to Wirral will only be able to access the tunnel via Victoria Street.

From 7pm today (Friday, November 22) the remaining north flyover spans will be removed and will mean closures will be in place on Hunter Street westbound heading towards the A59 Birkenhead Tunnel and Byrom Street southbound heading to the tunnel.

Lane closures are expected to end at 5am on Monday, November 25 and this will be the final closure of the scheme as the remaining south flyover sits away from any public roads and will be removed by early December.

The lane closures will also mean some changes to bus services including the 432/433 New Brighton to Liverpool which will be rerouted through the Birkenhead Tunnel.

There may also be disruption to other city centre bus services due to potential congestion.

Contracts manager for GRAHAM, Stephen McFaul said: “The removal of the flyovers has progressed well to date with all key milestones achieved, despite some technical challenges and methodology changes.

"We have another mammoth task this weekend for our specialist sub-contractors to remove all remaining spans of Northern flyover and one span on Southern flyover adjacent to Byron Street.

“Demobilisation of jacking towers and heavy lifting gear are currently underway to allow reinstatement works to commence in next few weeks.

“The deconstruction works to date have already transformed the visual impact of the Museum area and will support the continued transformation of the flyovers into a safe and secure area.”

Once the deconstruction is completed in December, alterations will be made to the highway layout around the Hunter Street – Byrom Street – Queensway Tunnel entrance, to improve traffic and pedestrian movement.

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