ELTON Head Road between Sherdley Road and the A570 Linkway will reopen at the end of the month as the second phase of a major junction project gets underway.

In August last year, work commenced on the A570/Sutton Hall Junction Project to replace the existing roundabout by Mere Grange and Cooperative Food distribution centre with a traffic signal controlled junction to create a more balanced and measured traffic flow during peak times.

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Pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities will also be introduced on to all arms of the junction that link to existing pedestrian routes, and speed limits will be modified on the approaches, further improving safety for all road users.

Stage one of the project is due to be completed by Friday, May 31 with the second phase - which will see the closure of Elton Head Road between A570 Linkway and the entrance to Sherdley Park - known as ‘The Score’ – coming into operation.

A signed traffic diversion will be in place, directing traffic towards Scorecross, Sherdley Roundabout and then on to the A570 Linkway – while a temporary controlled pedestrian crossing points and footway diversions will be installed to accommodate the works.

Once Elton Head Road between Sherdley Road and the A570 Linkway reopens, the contraflow will be transferred to the northbound carriageway.

The Sutton Hall Junction project has benefitted from funding from the £232m Liverpool City Region Growth Deal, secured from government in 2014 by the LCR LEP.

The whole scheme is expected to be completed by July 2019.

  • Anyone with questions or comments about the scheme can contact A570linkway@kingconstruction.co.uk or contact St Helens Council’s Contact Centre. For up to date information about all roadworks in the borough, visit sthelens.gov.uk/traffic-travel-parking/roadworks/