Roadworks at Smithdown Road junction

Motorists are being warned about 11 weeks of roadworks at a major junction in Liverpool.

During the works from Saturday 12 September until the end of November, there will be lane restrictions and temporary traffic lights at the Smithdown Road/Ullet Road junction, with Ullet Road and Greenbank Drive closed to vehicles at the junction with Smithdown Road. Signed diversions will be in place.

When the work is complete, it will create a much better junction with two lanes of traffic into the city instead of one, and improved pedestrian facilities.

A council spokesman said: “We know that this work will cause some short term disruption for local residents and motorists but the end result will be a much improved junction.”

The works form the first phase of the Smithdown Road scheme which will also see the section of road between Gainsborough Road and Allerton Road resurfaced as part of phase 2, which will commence in the New Year.

The project is part of a wider £1.9 million scheme included in the city’s £80 million investment in highways over the next five years.