View towards Tarbock Island from Water Lane
|Length||3 mi (5 km)|
|Existed||1996 – present|
The A5300 or Knowsley Expressway is a major 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 £83,505,332 in 2016) when it was constructed during 1995-1996.
The Expressway was constructed during 1995-1996, during which time over 24 hectares (59 acres) of woodland was planted along the embankments. 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.
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.
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- "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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