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Removal schedule revealed for Liverpool flyovers

Credit: Liverpool City Council

Plans have been unveiled for the complex removal of the Churchill Way flyovers in Liverpool that opened in 1970.

The city council say the demolition will a have huge impact on traffic in the city centre and work will begin to dismantle the structure in September and will be completed in December.

Liverpool City Council approved the plans at a cost of £6.75m, after the two-lane highways were closed at the end of September 2018 following the discovery of construction flaws.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said:

The Churchill Way flyovers are a relic of a cancelled highways plan from half a century ago and given the overwhelming weight of evidence from independent experts about their safety, their removal was the only viable option. We simply have no choice but to take them down as soon as possible.

– Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson
The Churchill Way Flyovers in Liverpool city centre opened in 1970 but are now said to be structurally unsound. Credit: Liverpool City Council

Steven McKinney, Principal Engineering Manager, Amey Consulting, said:

Our design engineers have worked closely with Liverpool City Council and demolition contractors, Graham Construction, on an innovative engineering solution that aims to minimise disruption and ensure the safety of the public.

– Steven McKinney, Principal Engineering Manager, Amey Consulting

Full details of the removal phase can be found here.