AROUND $29 million has been allocated to upgrade, repair and maintain Liverpool's road network.
The work, assigned by the Liverpool Council, will begin in the next few months with major road reconstruction and upgrade works to be completed on 14 key roads in the region.
Several residential, rural and industrial roads will receive the upgrades.
Some of the major roads affected will be Badgerys Creek Road between Elizabeth Drive and Gardiner Road, Greendale Road in Bringelly between Dwyer Road and Tyson Road and Barry Road in Chipping Norton between Governor Macquarie Drive and Riverside Road.
Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun said roads were a priority for the community and it was part of the council's strategy to make Liverpool a better and more accessible city.
"High quality and safe roads are a priority for our residents, and as such, the council has committed $29 million for road related works in its annual budget," he said.
"Council is responsible for an extensive road network of more than 840 kilometres across Liverpool.
"We have an ongoing program of works to ensure that our road system is keeping up with the growth of our city."
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Liverpool Festival will finish up this weekend. The free event has been running for three consecutive weekends and included cultural festivals, rides, games and food. Held at Woodward Park it will close with a fireworks display at 9pm.
The festival runs from 6-10.30pm on Friday, and 2-10.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
An intimate photographic exhibition that tells the story of Vietnamese boat people is on exhibition at the Liverpool City Library. Featuring 14 photographs from the collection of the Archive of Vietnamese Boat People, the Australian National Maritime Museum's Escape to Vietnam exhibition tells the story of how Vietnamese refugees escaped tragic circumstances and undertook perilous journeys to fight for a better life. The exhibition will finish on November 15.
Free parking is now available in Liverpool CBD on weekends. The community can also take advantage of 15-minute free parking on weekdays. Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun said the changes were designed to give car owners a fairer deal.
He said the council was changing its on-street parking scheme to make parking easier for motorists who visit the city centre and to support local businesses.
"Turning off the meters on Saturdays and providing 15-minute free parking is one of the ways we are demonstrating our commitment to local residents and business owners," he said.
Motorists must display a 15-minute ticket in order to qualify for free weekday parking.
Liverpool councillor Mazhar Hadid was re-elected as deputy mayor at the last council meeting. Councillor Hadid had full support from fellow Liberal councillors. He will serve in this role for 12 months.