Motorists will be able to access a Liverpool bridge over the A565 Great Howard Street this weekend as it reopens after a year.
A £10 million replacement of the structure has now reached completion and is expected to be crucial to the development of the city’s new creative ‘Ten Streets’ district.
One lane of the dual carriageway, which transports traffic over a disused railway line to the city’s north docks, will open in each direction at 5pm on Saturday 9 September.
The remaining lane in each direction and pavements along the route will remain closed to allow for work to be completed on footpaths and the installation of utilities.
The work, which forms part of a wider £100m infrastructure programme along the city’s Atlantic Corridor to help regenerate North Liverpool, has been carried out by GRAHAM Construction.
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ann O’Byrne, says: “We would like to thank motorists and local residents for their patience while this work has been carried out.
“It has been a challenging engineering project due to the age of the structure and the condition of the foundations, but what we have now is a new bridge which will carry thousands of vehicles over it every day for many decades to come.
“This is a really crucial route in and out of the city, which is why we are investing significantly to make sure it is able to carry freight and cars.
“This is especially important on this route due to the completion of the new Liverpool 2 deep water port which is absolutely critical to the future economic success of the city region and will help create and support many jobs.”
“Although the road is now open, there will be lane closures until spring 2019 as we complete work on other stretches of the road.”
Part funded by the Liverpool City Region Growth Deal, the new dual carriageway is also set to pave the way for a revamp of the city’s Regent Road – also known as the Dock Road – to make it more pedestrian and bike friendly.