Liverpool City Council has submitted a plan to the government’s Department for Transport (DfT) in regards to building a new tunnel aimed at reducing traffic jams around the M62 in the City.
The council believe that journey times would be cut by 15% at the Rocket junction by replacing the existing flyover while air pollution levels would also fall.
The Queens Drive flyover handles more than 100,000 vehicles every day and the project could start in 2023 and will take seven years to complete.
The project is part of a £700m road improvement package presented by regional transport body Transport for the North to the DfT. The council has offered to meet £28m of the £120m budget