Motorists are advised that a section of the East Lancashire Road will be closed overnight this weekend, as the third phase of a major junction improvement scheme gets underway.
The A580 eastbound and Liverpool Road will be closed this evening (Friday 24 July), with the A580 westbound and Stanley Bank Way closed on Sunday evening (26th). Both closures will be in place during the hours of 8:00pm – 6:00am.
The closures are to allow changes to be made to the current traffic management in order to remove a protective barrier from the central reservation at Pewfall Junction, Haydock, which is undergoing a transformation to increase junction capacity in all directions – and improve safety through dedicated pedestrian and cycle crossings.
Works on site are progressing well and have continued during the coronavirus pandemic, in line with government guidelines.
Phase three, which will mainly consist of surfacing and traffic signal installation – will get underway on Monday 27 July, taking six weeks to complete.
Work will take place weeknights, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:00pm to 6:00am, with the following essential closures in place on the dates listed below:
- Monday 27th to Tuesday 28th July – A580 Westbound & Stanley Bank Way
- Wednesday 29th to Thursday 30th July – A580 Eastbound, Liverpool Rd
- Friday 31st July, Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th August – A580 Westbound & Stanley Bank Way
- Thursday 6th to Friday 7th August, Monday 10th to Tuesday 11th August – A580 Eastbound & Liverpool Rd
- Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th August, Monday 17th to Tuesday 18th August – A580 Westbound & Stanley Bank Way
- Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st August – A580 Eastbound & Liverpool Rd
- Monday 24th to Friday 28th August – Road closures tbc
Suitable diversions will be put in place during these activities and disruption will be kept to a minimum. Pewfall Junction Improvement Scheme is being funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Local Growth Fund through a £2.6m investment, with local developers contributing £500,000. St Helens Borough Council will fund the remaining balance to help support economic growth and employment opportunities in the borough. Local Growth Funding is awarded to the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and invested through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund. The whole scheme is expected to be completed by late September 2020.