‘So when is work on upgrading the M58 junction by Ashworth Hospital going to start’ is a question I have been asked a few times recently.
My information is that works on site are likely to start around March of 2018.
Those who know the area well will realise that it is one of those odd motorway junctions that you can only presently access from one side so to speak. The works are meant to change it into a full junction being able to access/leave the M58 in both directions.
The works will lead to the public right of way into Giddygate Lane (a gated restricted access road) needing to be moved to facilitate a full motorway junction. Some informal consultations have taken place with land owners and those with rights of access to Giddygate Lane and a formal consultation process will follow soon I understand.
The whole of the works and indeed Giddygate Lane are within Melling Civil Parish not Maghull as is often quoted with this Motorway junction.