Description of the Scheme

This project will involve the implementation of new off-road walking and cycling facilities. This has increased connectivity on the A41 between Wirral International Business and Croft Retail Park.

Work in the project involved:

  • 1.5km of new off-road walking and cycling infrastructure
  • 2 improved crossing facilities

Benefits of the Scheme

The project sees improvements made to the network for pedestrians and cyclists, making it safer and more accessible for residents to travel sustainably.

These improvements:

  • improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists
  • provided attractive routes for pedestrians and cyclists
  • will improve health and wellbeing by encouraging walking and cycling
  • will improve air quality

How the scheme will be funded

The project has been funded by the Wirral Sustainable Transport Enhancements Programme Package (STEP).

The STEP funding is part of the Growth Deal approved under the Devolution Agreement, announced in July 2014, where the government allocated a total of £41.4 million to the Liverpool City Region for Sustainable Transport to make improvements between 2015/16 to 2020/21. This scheme was part of the final year of programme.

More than £820,000 was invested in the project.


The project started in January 2021 and was completed in July 2021.

To complete the project, traffic management was put in place and involved footpath closures and lane closures along New Chester Road and any affected side roads.