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Liverpool fans warned of disruption as stadium regeneration picks up pace

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Local Government and also in Communities

Liverpool fans warned of disruption as stadium regeneration picks up pace Liverpool fans warned of disruption as stadium regeneration picks up pace

Fans making their way to watch Liverpool Football Club can expect to see some significant changes around Anfield stadium as part of the regeneration plan for the area.

The current work and erection of construction hoardings adjacent to the stadium means that pedestrian access via Rockfield Road and Lothair Road will no longer be accessible by foot or vehicle. Fans will be rerouted via Anfield Road and Walton Breck Road.

Liverpool city council has asked fans to keep to the designated pedestrian access roads and allow extra time to get to the stadium.

The council said: "New signage will be positioned around the stadium to direct fans and additional stewards and police officers will be present on matchdays to help reroute pedestrians and vehicles to minimise disruption.

"The routine road closures, Walton Breck Road (10 minutes before kick-off) Anfield Road (45 minutes before kick-off) will remain in place and it is advised that residents with parking permits should continue to clearly display them in their vehicles to allow direct access during matchdays."

All fans area asked to plan their route to the stadium in advance of the pre-season friendly against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on August 10 and to allow extra time for their journey. Fans are also advised to be at the stadium 30 minutes before kick-off.

With work on Lothair Road reaching completion, the focus will move to knocking down homes on other streets on the main stand side, including Alroy Road, Rockfield Road and Anfield Road.

The expansion of the Anfield ground remains subject to full planning permission, with the proposals set to go before city council planners later this year.

Under the £260 million regeneration plans, which are yet to receive full planning permission, Anfield's capacity will increase by nearly 15,000 to 60,000 by 2016 and see the creation and refurbishment of hundreds of homes.

Last month, the club named construction giant Carillion as its “preferred bidder” to undertake the main stand expansion works.

Liverpool are hoping to play to a near-60,000 capacity from the start of the 2016-17 season.

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