Drivers warned Knowsley Expressway roadworks will lead to partial closures of M57 at weekends (From St Helens Star)
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Drivers warned Knowsley Expressway roadworks will lead to partial closures of M57 at weekends
4:22pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
DRIVERS are being advised of roadworks that will begin later this month and lead to a short section of the M57 will close every weekend for up to eight weeks.
It is to allow local authority work on the A5300 Knowsley Expressway towards Speke and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Knowsley Council is starting weekend repair work on the southbound carriageway of the Expressway on Friday, September 20.
The weekend closures will start at 10pm each Friday evening and last until 6am on the following Monday morning. Work is expected to be completed by Monday 11 November.
It means that the southbound link road from the M57 onto the Expressway south of Tarbock Island interchange, where junction 1 of the M57 meets junction 6 of the M62, will be closed each weekend.
The official diversion, via Widnes, will require drivers to leave the M57 at junction 1 and join the eastbound M62, travelling to junction 7 for Widnes and using the southbound A557 Watkinson Way and Queensway and westbound A562 Ashley Way and Speke Road towards Speke.
Local diversions will also be in place.
Westbound M62 traffic normally using Knowsley Expressway to get to Liverpool John Lennon Airport can leave the M62 at junction 7 for the Widnes diversion route or travel to the end of the motorway at junction 4 and use the A5058 and A562.
Highways Agency project sponsor Jakub Malaj, said: ''This is an important repairs project for Knowsley Council and the southbound link road from the M57 onto the Expressway must close to allow the work to be carried out safely.
"Good alternative routes to Liverpool John Lennon Airport are available but drivers leaving the M57 towards Speke will need to leave a bit of extra time to take the good but fairly lengthy official diversion via Widnes."
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