Funding package secured for Liverpool Highway works
A £25m funding package designed to support a number of highway schemes across the Liverpool City Region has been approved.
The Key Route Network is made up of 15 routes deemed “vital to growth”, with responsibility having been devolved to mayor Steve Rotheram as part of the devolution agreement.
The funding will support highways improvements in all six of the combined authority’s districts, as well as back upgrades to digital connectivity and bus routes. Work to improve the condition of the roads, including tackling pot holes, will also be carried out.
Rotheram said: “My key priority is to drive economic prosperity for the whole city region and ensuring that we have the right transport infrastructure in place is absolutely vital. We have carefully designed our key routes network investment programme to support the economic growth of our region.
“This latest wave of funding will improve the state of our roads and enable better traffic flow on key routes across our city region, bringing benefits for our residents, visitors and businesses.”
This £25m investment is supported by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Single Investment Fund, funded by capital from central government’s Local Growth Fund Three.