A well-used railway footbridge near Mossley Hill station in Liverpool is being fully refurbished from next month.

Network Rail has announced plans to replace the pedestrian bridge which connects Elmsley Road and Bridge Road in Mossley Hill.

The footbridge will be closed from 17 February – 10 May to allow engineers to complete the vital upgrade.

Residents are invited to a drop-in event at Wigwam coffee shop on Tuesday (21 January) between 4pm and 7pm to meet the project team and find out more about the work.

The address is: Wigwam Coffee Shop 70 Rose Lane, Liverpool, L18 8AG

Nathaly Oshodin, scheme project manager at Network Rail, said: “We’re investing almost £1m to replace Mossley Hill railway footbridge as part of the Great North Rail Project to make sure it remains safe and reliable for the local community for years to come.

“We worked with the local council to consult with residents on our future plans for the footbridge in April last year. I look forward to meeting with many of them next week to discuss the refurbishment in more detail.”

The upgrade, as part of the Great North Rail Project, has been planned to ensure the railway remains open for the majority of the work.

This includes removing the stairs and over-bridge in sections and installing new foundations in stages.

The new footbridge is planned to be lifted in by crane over Easter weekend.