The road to nowhere in a major UK city has been blown up in a ‘shame’ as the flyover has been half destroyed
A road to nowhere in a major UK city has been branded a ‘disgrace’ after councilors left the overpass half demolished.
Not far from Liverpool’s Lime Street train station, the huge structure once towered over the city centre.
Most of the flyover was demolished in 2019 after experts determined the 240m high structure was no longer safe.
It was closed to the public in September 2018 after an inspection found dangerous shortcomings.
The complicated demolition project cost around £6.75million and took around three months to complete.
The project led to significant disturbances in the city center.
Bizarrely, however, the contractors left a section in place that has since been covered in graffiti, dubbed an “eyesore” by locals.
One of the graffiti slogans is “I’m on a road to nowhere.”
A downtown resident, who asked not to be named, told The Sun: “It’s a disgrace and a nuisance to the area.”
“What an eyesore on one of the main routes into downtown.”
“There are no signs of improvement. How can they just leave it covered in spray paint graffiti?”
In 2021, Government Inspector Max Caller criticized Liverpool City Council’s role in the demolition project.
He noted that bosses had appointed a health and safety company that had no “past relationship with the council.”
Mr Caller said the decision to appoint local company Safety Support Consultants (SSC) exposed site teams to “significant health and safety risk”.
SSC’s chief executive later released a statement calling Mr Caller’s report “unfounded, biased, tactically and politically motivated”.
SSC entered administration in 2021 and is now set to be dissolved.
The Council Cabinet recently confirmed plans to use Leveling Up funds to improve the transport network in the area where the flyovers were once located.
The Sun reached out to Liverpool City Council for comment.