The proposed Thornton to Switch Island Link road has taken a major step forward after vital legal notices were issued for the scheme.
Sefton Council has now published a Side Roads Order and Compulsory Purchase Order for the much-anticipated bypass.
This follows a lengthy process to resolve legal and technical issues involving sections of land along the proposed link road route.
Notices have now been sent to individuals potentially affected by the scheme, published in the local press and posted on site. People have until August 31 to respond to the Department for Transport about the orders.
The council has also announced that the new road will be called the A5758 Broom's Cross Road.
More details are available on the link below.