‘Mayhem’ fears over £10m roadworks as drivers say ‘I’m taking six months off’

Works on a £10m investment programme are due to start next week, but some residents believe the resulting traffic delays will cause ‘mayhem’ for road users.

Over the next two years, Junction 6 on the M62 is set to benefit from improvement work funded through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund (SIF). The project aims to improve connectivity, flow of traffic and journey times at the busy junction, known locally as Tarbock Island.




The work will also create additional capacity by increasing the number of lanes on the approaches to the roundabout and widen the roundabout itself.

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Preparatory work started earlier this week on the eastbound approach to Tarbock Island. The next phase of work will mean temporary lane closures on the westbound carriageway of Cronton Road between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm.

In addition, the M62 Eastbound slip road exiting from Liverpool and travelling in the direction of Manchester, will be closed from Tuesday May 21. This road closure will be in place 24 hours-a-day for almost four months – with diversions in place throughout this.

Knowsley Council updated constituents on all the details involving the improvement works, but also warned of delays to some journeys. A statement by the local authority said: “Whilst all possible steps are being taken to minimise disruption there will be some unavoidable delays to journeys.

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