The contractor can mobilise now that transport minister Baroness Kramer has given approval for work on the A5758 Broom’s Cross road (Thornton to Switch Island Link) scheme to start.
The scheme consists of a new 2.6 mile (4.2km) single carriageway road between the A565 Southport Road, Thornton and the M57/M58 Switch Island junction, bypassing the local communities of Netherton and Thornton north of Liverpool.
It will improve access between the north to west motorway system and Southport, as well as to the Port of Liverpool and development sites in the area.
The A5758 Broom’s Cross Road (Thornton to Switch Island Link) scheme was one of the schemes given funding approval in the 2011 spending review process. Client is Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council.
Works are scheduled to be complete by October 2014.