Press release

£1.7 million resurfacing for Port of Liverpool route resumes

A £1.7 million project to resurface the main road to the Port of Liverpool will resume on Sunday (11 October).

Highways England is resurfacing a two and a half mile stretch of the A5036 from the junction with the M57 and the M58, known as Switch Island, to the junction with Hawthorne Road.

Contractors are resurfacing an area of road covering nearly 60,000 square metres – equivalent to the size of eight football pitches. They will also install nearly 1,300 new reflective road studs and repaint road markings.

The work, which began in August, is resuming after a short break to allow a traffic survey to take place.

All of the work is being carried out overnight - between 7pm and 6am each night - to keep disruption to drivers to a minimum, and clearly-signed diversions will be in place when short stretches of the road are closed.

Philip Deller, project manager at Highways England, said:

After completing the first phase of work on time, we will be starting the second phase at the weekend – with drivers able to use the route as normal during the day.

We would like to thank drivers and local residents for their patience as we work to complete this vital resurfacing and provide road users with safer, smoother and more reliable journeys.

Work along the westbound side of the A5036 between Switch Island and Park Lane has been completed and from Sunday it will focus on the stretch of road between Park Lane and Hawthorne Road.

Phase 2 of the programme will be delivered in 4 sections:

  • Park Lane to Netherton Way, westbound carriageway (approximately 3 weeks)
  • Netherton Way to Hawthorne Road, westbound carriageway (approximately 5 weeks)
  • Hawthorne Road to Netherton Way, eastbound carriageway (approximately 5 weeks)
  • Netherton Way to Switch Island, eastbound carriageway (approximately 5 weeks)

The project is due to finish in February.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.