News bulletin: Lime Street £11m rejuvenation project to be completed in a matter of weeks

Lime Street connectivity scheme enters final phase, Liverpool community asset transfer, the most expensive car park in the city.

🚧 The Lime Street connectivity scheme is about to enter its final phase. A resurfacing programme for the major city centre gateway has now been finalised – with works to begin from midnight of Saturday, 2 July. The expected completion of the £11m rejuvenation project is at the end of July, weather dependent.

The radical redesign of Lime Street – which is part of the wider city centre connectivity scheme that has seen a makeover for several streets including The Strand – has seen it reduced to a single carriageway in both directions to improve accessibility, air quality and safety for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users.

It’s changes include a new cycle lane and bike shelter, an expanded plateau and new crossings for St George’s Hall, a new bus link, 33 new trees and new public realm and seating.

🏚️ Voluntary groups across Liverpool are being given the opportunity to prevent land and buildings across the city "being left to rot". Liverpool Council has approved a community asset transfer scheme to allow groups to take ownership of land or property that the local authority does not have the finances to maintain.

🚗 A Liverpool city centre car park has been named as one of the most expensive in the UK. The daily rate at Moorfields station's underground car park on Vernon Street is the fourth most costly in the country outside London. At £23.95, only Glasgow Central, Reading and Gatwick Airport command a higher daily fee.