Description of the scheme

The A41 corridor (north) between Port Sunlight and Birkenhead connects Wirral’s highway infrastructure on route to and from Birkenhead road tunnel and adjacent routes to and from the Wirral Waters development site. This is one of Liverpool City Region’s Key Route Networks.

Work was undertaken to:

  • resurface 9.4km of road
  • improvements to up to 114 streetlights
  • bridge deck waterproofing and jointing
  • upgrading 6km of safety fencing
  • upgrading 8km street lighting cabling
  • additional ducting for new fibre optic cable networks
  • installing and upgrading 50 traffic and road signs

The work was being carried out by our contractor A E Yates Ltd.

Benefits of the scheme

The project forms part of our investment into maintaining our highway assets, with this stretch of road forming a key route network in Wirral.

This project has helped to:

  • improve flow on the highway
  • provide more reliable journey times
  • reduce carbon emissions
  • reduce long term associated maintenance costs
  • increase road safety benefits

The route supports highway infrastructure on route to and from the M53 corridor as well as new local housing developments.

How scheme will be funded

Funding for the scheme came through grants from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Transport for Growth and Council Capital.
The scheme saw an investment of more than £3.4 million.


The project started on 2 September 2019 and was expected to be completed by March 2020. 

View the works schedule

Further information

Find out more about the A41 Corridor project