A major route in and out of Liverpool city centre is to be closed due to fears a former grain silo, which is currently being demolished, may collapse.
Demolition works are currently being undertaken on the building along Great Howard Street (A565) at Tobacco Warehouse Stanley Dock, for Harcourt Developments.
Due to engineering difficulties experienced by the contractor, Liverpool City Council’s building control department has deemed the building unsafe and in the interest of public safety, Great Howard Street is to be closed between Walter Street and Saltney Street for both vehicles and pedestrians.
The diversion route for this closure will be as follows:
- Inbound: Blackstone Street (A5054), Regent Road and Dublin Street
- Outbound: Great Howard Street, Paisley Street (at Costco), Regent Road and Blackstone Street (at Tai Pan).
This closure will be implemented on site this afternoon (by 4pm) and will be in place for up to one week.
Once the demolition works are complete and made safe, the road will be reopened to traffic.
These works are completely separate from the current highway improvement works to create a new dual carriageway for the A565.