Churchill Way Flyovers Information Sessions

INFORMATION events for people to find out more about the removal of the Churchill Way flyovers in Liverpool are being held this month.

Contractors for Liverpool City Council have devised a dismantling process which will see the half-century old structures come down in sections up to 25 metres in length starting on 2 September, with the highly complex job set to be completed in December.

The innovative methodology, which has been devised collaboratively between Amey Consulting, GRAHAM and their specialist contractors, will enable the deconstruction to take place without having to implement a three month road closure on two major arterial roads servicing Liverpool city centre and the Birkenhead (Queensway) Tunnel.

Coming down: The Churchill Way Flyovers in Liverpool city centre opened in 1970 but are now structurally unsound

However, the dismantling works will have a significant impact on how traffic gets in to and out of the city centre and moves around it.

At key points in the programme, motorists will be advised to only drive if absolutely necessary, and instead to walk, cycle or take the bus or train.

The work will also affect existing pedestrian routes, which will be subject to diversions.

The drop-in sessions, where people can pop in and speak to representatives from the contractors and the city council, are being held on Friday 23 August and Wednesday 28 August from 10am-7pm at Liverpool Central Library on William Brown Street.

People can find out more online at www.liverpool.gov.uk/churchillwayflyovers or gain regular updates on Twitter @lpoolcouncil or on the city council’s Facebook page