A5036 Park Lane Footbridge

A major project to replace Park Lane footbridge in Sefton is planned. Located at the junction with the A5036 Dunnings Bridge Road, the footbridge provides a vital crossing point for the community. The existing bridge was constructed in 1968, and now needs large amounts of repairs.

Start date TBC
End date TBC

Latest updates

  • 02 August 2021

    Project update

    The design stage for this project is still ongoing and taking longer than we originally planned. Discussions are also continuing with land owners. As a result, we’re unable to confirm a start date for our work.

    We will provide you with an update as soon more information becomes available. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the bridge, and carry out any necessary repairs to ensure this remains safe for use.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.

  • 17 September 2020

    Developing our design

    We’re still in the early stages of designing the new footbridge. We’re continuing to carry out investigation work and various surveys. These will support the overall design of the footbridge. Discussions with the local authority are also underway.

    We can’t yet provide dates for work to begin on site, but we’re aiming to get our preparation work underway in spring 2021. We expect the main construction work to start in spring / summer 2021 and it will take up to twelve months to complete. These time frames are indicative and subject to change.

    Once the detail has been finalised, we’ll write to you again with information on how we plan to install the new footbridge.

Project information


Park Lane footbridge is located at the junction with the A5036 Dunnings Bridge Road in Sefton.  The footbridge provides a vital crossing point for the local community and amenities such as Our Lady of Walsingham Primary School. 

We’ve considered many options, while bearing in mind the inevitable disruption to the local community and road users. We believe the best option is to replace the bridge completely. It’s the quickest, most practical and safest option.

Since the existing bridge was constructed in 1968, there have been changes to design standards. The new footbridge will reflect these changes, ensuring we will comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (1995 and 2005).

The footbridge will ensure safe access in maintained over the A5036 and local communities. In addition to this, the footbridge will also include some improved features, such as:

  • ramps providing step-free access
  • a taller bridge barrier, improving safety for cyclists


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