ONE of the key routes into Liverpool city centre is to receive a major facelift.
The project at the Rocket junction at the end of the M62 motorway is part of the wider Edge Lane regeneration scheme.
Work on the 20-week contract is due to get under way early next month and will be complete by the end of December, in time for the start of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year.
The project provides safety and security improvements, and will involve cleaning and treating the Queens Drive flyover and the installation of new artwork and feature lighting.
The subways will be refurbished and enhanced with new security features, while the carriageways will be upgraded with new traffic signals, signage and road markings.
Enhanced crossing points, tree and hedgerow planting, the replacement of pedestrian fencing and improved street furniture are also part of the plans.
Liverpool Land Development Company (LLDC) has warned there will be some traffic disruption. Most of the work will be undertaken during the day, but some work will need to be carried out at night. more