Multiple roadworks are causing frustration to morning commuters travelling into Liverpool city centre.

Workers who use public transport have expressed their anger, asking why roadworks on Princes Road and Upper Parliament Street are taking place at the same time.

Due to the roadworks those commuting on public transport have complained that bus services 86, 80 and 75, have been experiencing considerable delays.

A city office worker who gets the 86 bus from Penny Lane each morning but asked to remain anonymous, said: “It can be any time from 8pm onwards.

“It can, depending on good traffic, take 20 to 25 minutes. It took more than 45 minutes this morning [Tuesday January 4].

“It’s a packed bus and at that time of the morning, as well as commuters, you get a lot of students.

“This morning in particular, you could tell people were getting quite frustrated with the length of the journey.

“The problem is, if you come from Penny Lane or beyond, you can get the 75 or 80. The problem is that Princes Avenue has also got roadworks on it, so that’s pretty slow as well.

Roadworks on Princes Avenue.(Pic Andrew Teebay).

“The frustration is why both those sets of roadworks, they may be essential, but why are they being done at the same time?

“Why can’t they be separated to make things a bit easier?”

The roadworks on Princes Avenue and Road have been going on for several weeks, and are part of a £4 million development to install a 1km long cycle path within the central reservation.

The six month long scheme is set to be completed in the summer of 2020.

According to the Regenerating Liverpool website the scheme will further benefit the Princes Road area with the installation of a new carriageway surface and drainage improvements, the planting new trees and creating new landscaped areas, and the restoration of existing artwork and monuments.

The Upper Parliament roadworks are part of a four phase £3.4 million scheme to replace the existing road surface, upgrade highway drainage, pedestrian facilities, localised footway repairs and traffic signals along the route.

Liverpool Council said it was "never the intention" for the roadworks on Princes Road and Upper Parliament Street to be taking place at the same time.

The council added that there had been “various issues around the design of the scheme" which caused it to be set back.

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A council spokesman said: “The road surface has been completely worn away on Upper Parliament Street so it’s not something that we can delay.

"The Upper Parliament roadworks should finish at the end of March.

“We always try to mitigate the impact so that works don’t clash with each other.”

“But once work has been booked in with the contractor it can’t be changed.”

The council spokesman added that there were "currently no plans" for diversions to bus routes.

According to the Liverpool Government website, roadworks along Princes Road and Upper Parliament Street are scheduled to be completed by the end of April, with some further maintenance due to be completed by the end of March.