St. Helens safety scheme to begin

Posted on: June 22, 2019 at 4:40 am

Island Roads is to shortly begin a project to improve the drainage and road surface in Latimer Road, St Helens.

The work, is expected to begin on Monday August 15 and last three weeks after which the carriageway will be resurfaced. It is the second drainage scheme Island Roads is currently working on with a scheme in Guyers Road at Freshwater also underway and progressing well.

At Latimer Road, the work will be undertaken from the junction of Station Road to the junction with Dove Close. The hours of work will be between 7.30am and 6.00pm. Though the road will be closed to through traffic both day and night, access will be maintained for residents and pedestrians throughout the drainage work.

The scheme involves reconnecting and improving the old gulley system and the installation of pre-cast concrete channel blocks to direct rainwater from the carriageway into the new gullies.

Keith Gourlay, Island Roads construction manager, said: “The drainage work will ensure that surface water is taken away from the highway more effectively. Not only does this result in improved roadsdrainage and therefore improved driving conditions, it also helps to prolong the life of a road as standing surface water is a known cause of defects.”