Work to resurface a major section of a main road serving St Helens is due to start at the end of this month.

The work to upgrade Carpenter’s Road between Beaper Shute and Station Road roundabout will be done at night between 7.30pm and 6am.

The project, which is scheduled to last 17 nights, is due to begin on April 30. Work will not be carried out at weekends or over the May Bank Holiday.

When the project is completed it will mean that a five-kilometre stretch of the network from Beaper Shute through St Helens and into Nettlestone will have been resurfaced by Island Roads.

Island Roads Construction Manager, Keith Gourlay, said:

“The work will also follow  resurfacing in Beaper Shute so we hope residents and visitors travelling through this area will notice significant improvement to the condition of the highway.

“By working at night we have sought to minimise disruption but it is impossible to undertake such resurfacing schemes without causing some localised inconvenience so would like to thank residents in advance for their co-operation and understanding.”

During work on the scheme, a diversion route via will be in place via Nettlestone if you are approaching from the north and via Bembridge if you are approaching from the south.