Overnight closures as 'major junction improvement' resumes

By Jess Molyneux

The A570 Sherdley Roundabout scheme is to resume next week, and will see overnight closures in place to facilitate the major junction improvement project.

The Sherdley Roundabout scheme in St Helens, which got underway in February 2020, will allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross one of St Helens’ busiest carriageways safely.

St Helens Council said while significant progress has been made, the project has experienced delays due to the pandemic and the original contractor going into administration.

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Councillor Andy Bowden, St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, apologised for the delays caused to the scheme which he said had "been out of the council’s control", but said the long-term benefits "will be worthwhile."

With a new contractor in place, work on the footway of the new crossing points will start back next week between the hours of 8pm and 5am.

It will take place on the dates listed below:

• Monday 20 September - Sherdley Road easttbound closure (exit of the roundabout)

• Tuesday 21 September - Sherdley Road westbound closure (entrance to the roundabout)

• Wed 22nd September - Burtonhead Road westbound closure (exit of the roundabout)

• Thursday 23 September - Burtonhead Road eastbound closure (entrance to the roundabout)

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Councillor Bowden said: "We apologise for the delays caused to this scheme which have been out of the council’s control, but the long-term benefits will be worthwhile.

“This scheme will make Sherdley Roundabout safer and easier to navigate - not only for the many vehicles that use it on a daily basis - but also for pedestrians and cyclists too, as we look to promote greener ways to travel.”

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