A major Merseyside road is set for more closures from Saturday with traffic control measures in place until December.

The first stage of the roadworks on the Rock Ferry Bypass, on the A41, started last week and the next stage is set to continue until December 2 with a contraflow system in place.

The New Chester Road will also be affected with night and day closures in place throughout September.

Campbeltown Road roundabout will also receive temporary traffic lights while improvements are underway.

The traffic measures will include:

Road closures for A41 Rock Ferry Bypass

A41 Rock Ferry/New Ferry Bypass: Contraflow in place from Saturday 14 September – Monday 2 December.

New Chester Road (Northbound) closures

New Chester Road (Northbound): Night closures on Monday 16, Thursday 19, Friday 20 of September.

 

Day closures (off peak) on Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 September.

Daytime lane restrictions on Thursday 19, Friday 20 September.

Further closures for major Wirral Road. Generic, pictures of a closed road or road closure sign and police car.
Further closures for major Wirral Road. Generic, pictures of a closed road or road closure sign and police car.

New Chester Road (Southbound) closures

New Chester Road (Southbound): Night closures on Sunday 22, Monday 23, Tuesday 24 September.

 

Daytime lane restrictions on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 September.

Campbeltown Road Roundabout

Campbeltown Road Roundabout, New Chester Road: Temporary traffic lights in place Monday 30 September, Thursday 3 October and Friday 4 October.

New Chester Road (dual section) will be closed during these works.

The Rock Ferry bypass
The Rock Ferry bypass

What Wirral Council have said

Wirral council have said the the on-going works on the A41 will improve traffic flow, provide more reliable journey times and reduce carbon emissions as well as providing road safety benefits.

For certain activities during the works, full closures will be required but these will primarily take place during the night and will avoid peak times where possible to minimise disruption.

The work will include the resurfacing of 9.4km of road, improvements to up to 198 streetlights and the upgrading of 4.3km of safety fencing, between Port Sunlight and Birkenhead and will be jointly funded by the Liverpool City Region (LCR) Combined Authority and Wirral Council.

Diversion route signs will be displayed throughout the progress of the work.

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Cllr Julie McManus, Cabinet Member for Community Services said: “Works have been scheduled to try and reduce inconvenience while still undertaking these large-scale improvement works.

“I would like to encourage all residents to continue planning ahead for their journeys and allow extra time, utilising diversions and alternative routes.”

The scheme, in which £3.4 million will be invested, will also see 7km of cabling works and improvements made to bridge deck waterproofing and jointing, forming part of the investment into maintaining our highways.

Cllr McManus added: “Although these improvement works will have an impact on all residents and commuters, by investing in this route, we will allow them to continue using the A41 both safely and efficiently.”