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Marshalls Cross Road closure required for pioneering St Helens Southern Gateway project

A full closure of Marshalls Cross Road will be required next week to facilitate the next phase of a major project to improve walking and cycling infrastructure in St Helens Borough.

Cyclops works update 2023

Article date: 17 April 2023

The road will be closed at Marshalls Cross Bridge in two parts, with the northbound carriageway inaccessible to traffic from 24 April - 3 May, followed by a southbound closure from 4 May -17 May.  

During the scheduled works, traffic will be diverted along St Helens Linkway, with motorists advised to plan journeys ahead to avoid delays.  

As part of its commitment to active travel and achieving net zero by 2040, St Helens Borough Council is leading on a project to install a CYCLOPS (Cycle Optimised Protected Signals) junction in Lea Green, the first of its kind in Merseyside.  

Replacing the roundabout by the Bull and Dog pub, the CYCLOPS - which prioritises the safety of pedestrians and cyclists - forms an integral part of the £15m St Helens Southern Gateway scheme, a partnership between the local authority, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Northern Rail to help make sustainable travel an easier choice for commuters who use Lea Green Railway Station.       

The whole scheme is expected to be completed by late summer 2023.  

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