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Travel disruption near St George’s Hall

Churchill FlyoversReproduced below is a briefing that deals with the disruption that will be associated with the demolition of the Churchill Way Flyovers that are close to St George’s Hall and the entrance to the Birkenhead Mersey Tunnel.


Liverpool flyovers: Demolition plan revealed for Churchill Way structures

20 August 2019

The Churchill Way flyovers will be brought down in 25-metre sections .

A “highly complex” demolition of two flyovers in Liverpool city centre, costing £6.75m, will begin next month.  The Churchill Way flyovers, which connect Lime Street to Dale Street and Tithebarn Street, will be brought down in 25-metre sections, Liverpool City Council said. The two-lane highways were closed in September last year because they were found to be “structurally unsound”.

A phased dismantling is expected to cause “significant” disruption. Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said the work would cause a “huge amount of unavoidable disruption” The council said at certain points during the works, which begin on 2 September, motorists will be advised only to drive into the city centre if absolutely necessary.

‘Unavoidable disruption’

The first phase of the work will involve taking down three footbridges.

The work will then see:

  • The flyover dismantling phase runs from Friday evening until Sunday night on the weekends of 6-9 September, 20-23 September and 4-7 October
  • Queensway Tunnel will be shut to Liverpool-bound traffic between 19:00 BST on Friday to 06:00 on Monday (except buses and emergency vehicles)
  • Fontenoy Street will be closed from 2 September until 14 October
  • A section of Dale Street from Byrom Street to Crosshall Street will be shut between 4 and 14 October
  • Cuerden Street will be closed between 11 November to 20 December

Once the flyovers have been deconstructed alterations will be made around Hunter Street, Byrom Street and the Queensway Tunnel entrance, the council said.