The two flyovers, which connect Lime Street to Dale Street and Tithebarn Street, will be taken down using a unique process designed to minimise vibrations and protect the art and cultural collections housed in the nearby World Museum Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery and Central Library. The work is being carried out by our contractors Amey and Graham at a cost of £6.75m.

The scheme will be split into two phases:

  • Phase 1 - dismantling of three footbridges that sit underneath the two flyovers. This phase will begin on 2nd September 2019 and will result in Byrom Street and Hunter Street being closed over a series of weekends. A pedestrian diversion route will take people via Dale Street and Hatton Garden to Great Crosshall Street back to the LJMU campus. Alternatively, people can walk up William Brown Street and across Lime Street to Hunter Street. View the alternative route for pedestrians.

  • Phase 2 - removal of the flyovers. This phase will begin on 21st September and will involve heavy machinery cutting out 6 metre long sections of the flyovers at time. As a result, Fontenoy Street will be closed from 9th September to 14th October 2019, and Byrom Street, Hunter Street, Queensway Tunnel and the Dale Street to Crosshall Street junction will be closed over a series of weekends through to mid December. Cuerden Street behind the major cultural buildings will also be closed for one month from 11th November to 20th December.

Road closure updates

All road closures related to this scheme will be highlighted in our weekly roadworks update. To subscribe for an email alert for this weekly bulletin register for a Liverpool account and select Roadworks listed in the 'Keep Me Posted' options.
Details of any emergency work that has a major impact on our road network will be also be published on Twitter @lpoolcouncil.
Parking during this scheme

The following closures will take place to allow for the demolition of the Churchill Way Flyovers.

  • Fontenoy Street car park will be closed and some on-street parking not in use from 23rd August-15th November 2019.
  • Dale Street car park will be closed and some on-street parking not in use from 23rd August-15th November 2019.
  • Hunter Street car park closed from 27th August-20th December 2019.

The drop-in sessions, where people can pop in and speak to representatives from the contractors and the city council, are being held on Friday 23 August and Wednesday 28 August from 10am-7pm at Liverpool Central Library on William Brown Street.

Motorists will be directed to nearby car parks at Victoria Street, Mount Pleasant and Queens Square.