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 National Productivity Investment Fund

The Department for Transport (Dft) National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) for local highway and other local transport improvements aims to reduce congestion at key locations, upgrade or improve the maintenance of local highway assets across England, outside London, to improve access to employment and housing, to develop economic and job creation opportunities.
The Liverpool City Region was successful in being awarded over £4.372m from this funding stream.
The schemes below have been prioritised locally as those best able to demonstrate the outcomes for NPIF funding.
Walton Hall Avenue Corridor Surfacing and Traffic Signal and Lighting Improvements This scheme will deliver a major corridor improvement scheme along Walton Hall Avenue bringing the corridor up to standard, upgrading junctions along the corridor. The scheme will also include the provision of traffic signal improvements and street lighting where required. ​Liverpool ​£2,925,000
A58/A580/A572 Transport Connectivity This scheme will deliver a package of measures along three key transport corridors within St Helens to reduce congestion, cut carbon emissions, support business opportunity and improve access for all modes.  Scheme will target A58, A580 and A572 and will build on the previous investment in urban traffic control systems. St Helens £750,000
Kensington/Prescot Road A57 Improvements Phase 1 The Kensington/Prescot Road Corridor Improvements will deliver 4 junction improvements at Low Hill, Jubliee Drive/Farnworth Street, Hannah Road/Holt Road and Shell Road/Beech Street. The scheme will include re-surfacing at each of and between the 4 junctions, 7 controlled pedestrian crossing upgrades  and  bus priority. ​Liverpool ​£300,000
M62 Junction 5 - Widening and Signalisation of Westbound Exit Slip Road The M62 Junction 5 'Bowring Park' exit slip road is currently a single lane under priority control. The scheme will include widening the single lane exit slip road to provide two lanes, improving capacity and network resilience and reducing the significant risk of collisions on the M62. Knowsley ​£397,000