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Contractor appointed for £18m Liverpool road scheme

Liverpool City Council has appointed a construction company to build a new £18 million dual carriageway on a major route into the city centre.

National contractor Osborne has been hired to widen the A565, which carries traffic between Sefton and Liverpool along the northern docks, and will begin work in April.

The new dual carriageway will bolster other regeneration initiatives in the area including the new creative village Ten Streets and pave the way for a revamp of Liverpool’s historic Regent Road.

John Dowsett, managing director of infrastructure at Osborne, says: “This award is highly significant in our business strategy as we continue to target opportunities with forward thinking local authorities who recognise the importance and value of a collaborative approach with their partners and suppliers.

“This project presents another excellent opportunity to support our public authority customers in the on-going challenge of delivering increasing highway capacity within reducing capital and operational budgets. Working with Liverpool City Council further enhances our growing geographical presence and expansion into the North West.’’

Lane restrictions rather than road closures will be in force while the scheme is being delivered in three phases between April this year and spring 2019.