A5300 road

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A5300
Route information
Length: 3 mi (5 km)
Existed: 1996 – present
Major junctions
From: A562
To: M62
Road network

The A5300 or Knowsley Expressway is a trunk road in Merseyside, England. It runs 3 miles (4.8 km) from its junction with the A562 to its junction with the M62, where it becomes the M57, providing a major north-south route through the borough. Along its course it crosses the Liverpool to Manchester Line Southern route. The road cost £47.3 million (equivalent to £82,061,118 in 2015)[1] when it was constructed during 1995-1996.

History[edit]

The Expressway was constructed during 1995-1996, during which time over 24 hectares (59 acres) of woodland was planted along the embankments.[2] During development, Knowsley schools ran a competition for their school pupils to name the new road. The competition was won by a Halsnead Community Primary School pupil who named it the Knowsley Expressway.[citation needed]

Improvements[edit]

In 2016, Knowsley Council announced a £5.3m investment to improve the expressway's southern junction with Speke Road, to focus on reducing congestion during peak time and ensure future demand can be met by expected economic growth.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Schemes 1998". Millbank Systems. 12 January 1998. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Knowsley Expressway - A Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council wood". Woodland Trust. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Knowsley Council has announced an investment of £5.3 million to improve the Knowsley Expressway and Speke Road junction". Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 

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Coordinates: 53°23′02″N 2°47′59″W / 53.38402°N 2.7998°W / 53.38402; -2.7998