Repairs begin soon on crumbling road
ESSENTIAL repair work will begin on Lord Street in June - less than a year after it was fully resurfaced.
The road was relaid over six weeks in August and September 2017, with the decision to use a black surface dividing opinion in the town.
Some had argued that losing the red surface would affect the town’s identity, but the use of a black surface at half the cost was deemed the best decision at a time when the council is faced with severe budget cuts.
Problems quickly arose when the new surface began crumbling within the space of a few weeks, with planned repair work being announced in February.
That work has now been scheduled to begin on June 11 and is expected to take five nights to complete.
The repairs will take place on isolated areas along the full length of the road, with diversions in place using Duke Street, Victoria Way, Esplanade, and Seabank Road.
Pedestrian access to shops and amenities will be available at all times, as well as access for emergency vehicles.
Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton’s cabinet member for locality services, said “Sefton is a borough on the move and making sure Lord Street’s carriageway is maintained is a key priority for us.
“Due to the location of the site and the amount of surrounding properties and businesses, we are intending to carry out the works of an evening after 6.30pm to minimise inconvenience and disruption as much as possible.”
It is planned for the work to end at midnight, followed by a site safety procedure, which will be completed on each occasion by 1am.
Damage soon began to show on the relaid Lord Street surface