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TR6  Minor Highway Improvements  Proposal

The following minor highway improvements are identified for implementation during the UDP period. These schemes can only be implemented if they meet the criteria in Policy TR8:

1. Woodchurch Road/Prenton Hall Road junction
2. Singleton Avenue, Birkenhead
3. Singleton Avenue/Borough Road junction
4. Borough Road/North Road junction
5. Borough Road/Balls Road East junction
6. Cross Lane Industrial Access Road
7. Bus Priorities - A41 and A552 Corridors
8. Hamilton Quarter Traffic Management Proposals
9. Park Road North/ Laird Street junction
10. Brimstage Road/ Church Road junction
11. Telegraph Road/ Station Road junction
12. Leasowe Road/ Gardenside junction
13. Leasowe Road/ Reeds Lane junction
14. St. James Road, Birkenhead
15. Wirral International Business Park Coastal Road
16. A 41 New Chester Road/ Pool Lane junction
17. A 41 New Chester Road/ Old Hall Road junction

Reasoned justification :

This justification relates to Proposals TR5 and TR6

15.18 The Local Highway Authority identifies highway schemes within the TPP in two categories - major schemes and minor works. Transport Supplementary Grant (TSG) is paid at a rate of 50% for eligible works as accepted by the Department of Transport. TSG is paid towards suitable major capital programmes for roads of more than local significance. The proposals above are those listed in the current TPP. In addition, further minor schemes, not listed in the UDP, may be identified and funded through block allocations in the future.

15.19 The DETR has introduced a more flexible system in funding local road schemes and public transport facilities in urban areas, through the “package approach”. The Borough Council has participated in a joint Integrated Transport Study, along with the other four Merseyside Districts, Merseytravel, the Merseyside Development Corporation and the Merseyside Task Force. The results of this major study now provide the strategic transport framework within which the five Merseyside District Councils and Merseytravel produce the annual Merseyside Package Bid for transport funding. From July 2000, the TPP system will be replaced by the Merseyside Local Transport Plan.