Major Merseyside road to be closed for 'around' a month

By Kate Lally

A major Merseyside road is to be closed for "around" four weeks as work is carried out to upgrade cycle lanes.

Part of the Coastal Road, which links Formby to Southport, will be closed from Monday (September 13).

The scheme is part of the Southport East West Cycle Link improvement project, with funding from the Liverpool City Region.

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Works will primarily involve the widening of cycle track between Weld Road roundabout and the bridge at Pinfold Lane.

Hundreds of motorists use the busy road each day.

A Sefton Council spokesperson told the ECHO : "Following a delay due to avoiding any disruption during the summer period and other conflicting works in the Southport area, the final stages of the cycle lane upgrade works will now be completed,

"Contractors will be working on the stretch of carriageway between Weld Road Roundabout and Shore Road Roundabout from Monday, September 13."

The council says it expects the work to take around four weeks to complete, and says there will be a temporary off-peak closure of the southbound lane, between the hours of 9:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.

More information about roadworks in Sefton can be found here.

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