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Park Lane footbridge in Sefton will be demolished this weekend causing A5036 to be closed overnight

A major project to replace Park Lane footbridge in Sefton is planned. Located at the junction with the A5036 Dunnings Bridge Road, the footbridge provides a vital crossing point for the community. The existing bridge was constructed in 1968, and now needs large amounts of repairs.

The damaged Park Lane footbridge in Sefton will be demolished this weekend.

The #A5036 will be closed between the footbridge and A5038 Netherton Way overnight from 8pm - 7am this Saturday, 22 October.

A signposted diversion will be in place.

Following an incident on Friday 7 October 2022 in which a vehicle struck the A5036 Park Lane footbridge, it is no longer safe for pedestrians to use.

National Highways has assessed the damage to the bridge and now plan to demolish the existing structure. This will take place this Saturday (22 October 2022).

This will require a full overnight closure of the A5036 in both directions between Park Lane footbridge and A5038 Netherton Way from 7pm on Saturday 22 October to 7am on Sunday 23 October, 2022.

A spokesperson from National Highways said: “The Park Lane junction will remain open to traffic and pedestrians while the demolition takes place.

A diversion route via Netherton Way, Bridle Road and Park Lane will be clearly signposted. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.”

“We will try our best to complete this work to schedule, however the times above may need to be extended if affected by inclement weather. We apologise for any inconvenience this overnight road closure causes.”

“We will update you on any future plans for the bridge in the near future.”

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