Liverpool City Centre Connectivity Scheme - Phase Two
Start date: Summer 2018.
End date: Spring 2021.
Phase Two of the Liverpool City Centre Connectivity Scheme will build two new roads off Waterloo Road and Regent Road to the north west of the city centre. The primary purpose of the scheme is to address current and anticipated future congestion in the area, and improve accessibility to the waterfront area with its re-positioned and improved Isle of Man Ferry Terminal.
The northern road runs from the re-positioned Isle of Man ferry terminal to Waterloo Road, a key route running north-south between the city centre and northern suburbs. The southern road provides a connection between Princes Parade and the Leeds Street/Great Howard Street/King Edward Street junction.
To deliver the proposed new roads, Liverpool City Council will receive a Liverpool City Region Single Investment Fund grant of up to £18.5m.
The scheme's northern road
The northern road connects the proposed Isle of Man Terminal to Waterloo Road. It is made up of the following elements:
- A new east/westbound road located to the north of Waterloo Docks extending from Waterloo Road to the riverside.
- A new north/southbound river side road extending from the Isle of Man terminal to the new east/westbound road.
- A new three arm roundabout connecting the two new roads.
- A junction tie-in with the Isle of Man Terminal and the north/southbound road.
- Widening or replacement of the existing canal bridge to accommodate the new east/westbound road.
The scheme's southern road
The new southern road comprises a dual carriageway road with a speed limit of 30mph extending from the existing Princes Parade between Princes Half Tide Dock and Princes Dock, to the Leeds Street/Great Howard Street/King Edward Street junction. This junction currently has three arms and is a major junction allowing access and egress to and from the city centre. The additional new road would turn this junction into a four-arm signalised junction.
The design would need a change to the junction configuration at Waterloo Road/Bath Street which is currently a three-arm roundabout. A new four-arm signalised junction would replace this roundabout.