Runcorn Roundabout Construction
Construction of a new five-arm roundabout will create better connections between the Silver Jubilee Bridge, Runcorn Town Centre and Runcorn Station. The works are taking place across a number of areas and various road and footpath closures are necessary:
- Bridgewater Expressway - New roundabout junction constructed to link the Expressway with the new access road and link to the Silver Jubilee Bridge
- B5155 - Following completion of the roundabout, existing Greenway Rd by the canal to be remodelled into additional car parking
Construction of the roundabout can now be clearly seen from Greenway Road.
The Silver Jubilee bridge now looks impressive again after having new paintwork and significant maintenance works. It has already been reopened to cyclists and pedestrians and is anticipated to open to vehicles later in the year. The new roundabout leading off the Silver Jubilee bridge and connecting the bridge to the town and the station is taking shape and will be opened later this year.
Runcorn Trumpet Loop Demolition
The new road layout has allowed for the removal redundant roads and structures. Removing these will free up land for redevelopment as part of the new Runcorn Station Quarter.
The removal of the trumpet loop is ongoing and the changes are most striking outside the station where the Silver Jubilee Bridge can now be clearly seen with new views to the canal and town centre. Currently work is ongoing in Dukesfield to remove concrete piers which will bring back light and space into this part of the town.
Later on this year construction of a new piazza will commence outside the station creating a greatly improved centrepiece for the rest of the development. There are planned to be improvements to walking and cycling links between the town and station. After this, the areas of cleared land around the piazza and trumpet loop will be developed into areas which will complement the existing businesses and increase the attractiveness of the area. The detail for these plans is currently being worked on.
We are currently bidding for funding for this work from the Liverpool City Region and central Government. We hope to hear the outcomes of funding bids in the summer and the autumn. Funding will also be allocated for improvements to the Old Town to create a thriving environment with integrated improvements, creating a much better and brighter area in which to live, work and visit.
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