If you thought the traffic on the Dock Road was bad, it could have been a lot, lot worse... there were plans not all that long ago for a circular motorway around the city centre, obliterating the Strand, Leeds Street, Byrom St, Berry Street and Park Lane, and connecting right out to the M62 too (that's why it ends now at junction 4).
Ex-industrial city Manchester has an urban motorway. Ex-industrial city Leeds has an urban motorway. Ex-industrial city Newcastle has an urban motorway. Are you seeing a trend? A glance at any map of Merseyside, on the other hand, reveals a city devoid of motorway mileage.
But in the early 1960's, Liverpool did make plans for an urban motorway - the Liverpool Inner Motorway - and got as far as drawing up detailed plans. There is evidence to suggest it was still on the cards as recently as the late 1970's. So what happened to it?
Read about it here