Road closures will be in place on Liverpool Road, Widnes, when major work starts on Monday July 22.

The scheme involves full reconstruction of the carriageway and kerbing work from Hale Road/ Prescot Road junction to Heath Road. This important route is in need of urgent repair. This work will be done in three phases.

The road closure will be between the traffic lights junction at Hale Road/Prescot Road junction and Heath Road. The closure will be in phased lengths to allow access for residents and businesses. A signed diversion will be in place.

Then, from Heath Road to the traffic lights junction at Lower House Lane, ‘haunch’ repairs and surfacing will be carried out. Haunching is repairs to the outer edges of the carriageway, about two metres wide on either side. This is because the road has lost its shape on both sides due to the volume of traffic over years of wear. This work will be carried out under temporary traffic lights.

The work is expected to be completed on September 2.

Additional information for bus users:

Buses that normal travel along Liverpool Road will be diverted onto the following routes: 

Buses going to Halebank, Hale Village and Liverpool will follow the normal route to Leigh Avenue, then Lower House Lane, Dundalk Road, Hale Road, then the normal route. 

Buses coming from Liverpool will follow the normal route to the traffic lights at Chestnut Lodge, then Hale Road, Dundalk Road, Lower House Lane then Leigh Avenue back to the normal route. 

Buses coming from Hale Village and Halebank will be the normal route to Hale Road, Dundalk Road, Lower House Lane, Leigh Avenue, then the normal route.

 A temporary bus stop will be put in on Lower House Lane and another one  on Hale Road .  All bus stops affected will have notices on them informing passengers of where to go.

 If you have any queries then please ring 0800 1953 173.