Project to repair M53 junction

Project to repair M53 junction

Motorists in the North West face four months of travel disruption as a multi-million-pound roadworks project is carried out on the M53.

The £2.8 million Highways Agency scheme will see lanes reinstated and weight restrictions removed at junction two near Moreton on the Wirral.

Two new bridges at the junction which carry slip roads over the motorway are also set to be renewed.

Work is due to begin on February 5 and will take until the early summer to complete.

The Highways Agency said the repairs involve the junction's southbound exit and entry slip roads, which will remain closed for around four months and three months respectively.

Louise Baxendale, Highways Agency project sponsor, said the scheme will re-open junction two to all drivers and will finally restore two lanes and the hard shoulder to the slip roads.

She added that the Highways Agency is working closely with Wirral Council, Merseytravel and the police to keep disruption to a minimum.

Copyright Press Association 2015