PLANNED signage installation works at Windle Island due to take place on Saturday have been cancelled.

Rainford Road was due to be closed southbound to the left of the Tesco exit and entrance this Saturday (April 13), as the Windle Island Junction Improvement Scheme nears completion.

The closure was planned to provide access for signage installation.

However, St Helens Council says the works are to be rescheduled for a later date.

A spokesman said: "Please be advised that these planned works have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, and will be rescheduled soon.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

The £7m investment to improve Windle Island –the oldest purpose designed intercity highway in the UK which sees around 43,000 vehicles pass through a day – began in August 2018 to increase junction capacity; improve pedestrian safety, smooth traffic flow – and provide better access in and out of St Helens.

Works are progressing ahead of schedule, with a completion date of late April expected.