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Road improvements to begin on key route in Toxteth

A £1.3 million scheme to improve a key route in Toxteth will see work get under way next week.

The improvements are part of Liverpool City Council’s Better Roads programme and will be improving on Kingsley Road – which links Upper Parliament Street and Princes Avenue.

The scheme will see resurfacing, new drainage, kerbs and pavements, the installation of cycle lanes plus the relocation of bus stops.

Kings Construction will start work on Monday 24 August on the westbound carriageway heading towards Upper Parliament Street – near Kingsley Community Primary School – before moving to the east bound side, heading to Princes Avenue, at a later date.

Kingsley Road will become one way, with traffic flowing in the direction of Princes Avenue from Upper Parliament Street. However, two-way pop-up cycle lanes and pedestrian access will be maintained during the improvements.

It comes as work nears completion on a £4 million scheme to upgrade nearby Princes Avenue and Princes Road, including the installation of a 1km cycle lane, event space and tree planting in the central reservation.

More than £100 million of road improvement work is currently on site across Liverpool – the highest total ever – including improvements to The Strand, Edge Lane and Walton Lane.

Cabinet member for highways and regeneration, Cllr Sharon Connor said:

“We know that highways improvements cause disruption but we absolutely have to catch up with long overdue repairs and deliver a network that is of a high quality and supports our economy.

“This project on Kingsley Road will complement the improvements we have already made on neighbouring Princes Road and Avenue and Upper Parliament Street, creating a smooth flow for traffic and permanent cycle lanes.

“The current volume of roadworks across the city is unprecedented, but it is needed and we are committed to doing all we can to carry out the work in such a way that minimises disruption. “An added bonus for the economy is that much of this investment is going to Liverpool contractors, supporting the local supply chain and hundreds of jobs – which has never been more important given the current economic crisis.”

The latest information about the city’s road improvements programme can be found at https://liverpool.gov.uk/betterroads.

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