Knowsley Road Closures A5300 and A562

Published on: Monday, 20-October-2014

The A5300 Knowsley Expressway and A562 Speke Road will be closed from 10pm on Friday 24 October to 6am on Monday 27 October 2014.

The work is part of an improvement scheme for the A5300 Knowsley Expressway to reduce congestion and support growth and investment across the Liverpool City Region.

Knowsley Council has been awarded £1.365 million from the Government’s Local Pinch Point Fund to remove the bottleneck on the M57 extension – A5300 Knowsley Expressway, at its junction with the A562 Speke Road. In total, £1.95 million will be invested in the scheme, with additional funding secured by the council.

See Boost for Knowsley’s highway network

The details of the road closures are:

  • A5300 Knowsley Expressway southbound carriageway - from the M57 to its junction with the roundabout junction with the A562 Speke Road.
  • A5300 Knowsley Expressway southbound entry slip road – from its roundabout junction with the M62 Junction 6 to its merge point with the southbound carriageway of the A5300 Knowsley Expressway.
  • A5300 Knowsley Expressway northbound carriageway from its roundabout junction with the A562 Speke Road to the M57.
  • A562 Speke Road eastbound entry slip road – from its roundabout junction with the A5300 to its merge point with the eastbound carriageway of the A562 Speke Road.
  • A562 Speke Road eastbound exit slip road – from its diverge point with the eastbound A562 Speke Road carriageway to its roundabout junction with the A5300.
  • M57 Southbound after Junction 1 to prevent vehicles from accessing the southbound carriageway of the A5300 Knowsley Expressway.

The diversion routes are:

For traffic affected by the temporary road closures - M62, A557 Watkinson Way, A557 Queensway, A562 Ashley Way, Ditton Road, Hale Road, A562 Speke Road and vice versa.

For traffic unable to travel along the motorway - Windy Arbor Road, Dragon Lane, A57 Warrington Road, A557 Watkinson Way, A557 Queensway, A562 Ashley Way, Ditton Road, A562 Speke Road and vice versa.