Description of the scheme
The project consists of major connectivity improvements to the A554 Tower Road.
These improvement works will create high quality facilities, encouraging more sustainable travel.
Work within the project will involve:
- widening of pavements
- reducing the width of the road
- crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists
- the planting of approximately 130 trees
Benefits of the scheme
The project will see the current surface areas of the highway, shared between road users, pedestrians and cyclists, improving the way the network is used and promoting more sustainable ways of travelling.
These improvements will:
- encourage cycling, walking and the use of public transport
- create an inclusive street that provides a network for all ranges of mobility
- reduce the speeds of vehicles improving road safety
- create a new street design that is adaptable and suitable for the future
The scheme forms a key element of the sustainable transport infrastructure to support the regeneration and future development of the Wirral Waters area and consists of major public realm improvements to the A554 Tower Road.
Works will involve the widening of pavements and the reducing of carriageway widths to provide high quality facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. The objective of the scheme is to lower traffic speeds through the area, to make sustainable travel more accessible and to create an improved environment for all road users.
Crossing points will also connect to already established walking and cycling routes and help improve connections with other transport options to the surrounding areas to allow easier access around the borough.
How the scheme will be funded
The £3.2 million project is jointly funded by a successful bid, the Department of Transport and local contribution. Extra funding has been secured for the planting of 130 trees from the EU and local contribution.
The works will not be funded by Council Tax.
The project started on Monday 8 June 2020 and the road will reopen on Tuesday 9 February 2021.
Some minor works will continue until later this month (February 2021) but they will not impact drivers, cyclists and pedestrians using Tower Road.
Who do I contact for information about the scheme?
Information will be available on the scheme signboard, and additional progress notices will be posted on site.
News about the project will be available on the the Wirral View website and via the council’s social media channels.
You can also call Streetscene on 0151 606 2004.