As you will be aware from our recent Inside LJMU bulletins, Liverpool City Council will shortly begin the process of demolishing the Churchill Way flyovers.
This is due to safety concerns, following the discovery of significant structural defects.
The council has today published its programme of works, setting out in detail the timescales for each phase of the deconstruction.
The key dates are:
• Monday 26 August 2019 – mobilisation and site preparation.
• Monday 2 September until Monday 16 September 2019 – removal of Byrom Street footbridge.
• Monday 9 September until Friday 20 December 2019 – deconstruction of flyovers.
• January 2020 – highways and junction improvements and temporary footbridge installed over Hunter Street.
Clearly, a demolition project of this scale and complexity will cause considerable disruption for our staff, students and visitors.
We will be working closely with colleagues in our city campus to provide clear information on issues such as access to Byrom Street and pedestrian routes between our buildings.
We are also developing a range of materials to support our students, including maps, signage and online information. There will also be student advocates on hand to help direct pedestrian access.
You can find out more about the works by visiting the new website specifically set up by the council (www.liverpool.gov.uk/churchillwayflyovers) and get regular updates on progress by following @lpoolcouncil and @Regen_Lpool on Twitter.
We will also share updates with you throughout the works across our various staff communication channels.