We have developed 2 design options that will meet the aims of this scheme. We recently carried out a public consultation to hear your views on our proposals for the A5036. The consultation closed on 27 February 2017. All responses received during the consultation period are now being analysed and compiled into a consultation report.
In brief, the 2 options are:
- option A - upgrading the existing A5036 road with junction improvements
- option B - a new dual carriageway bypass through the Rimrose Valley
We are analysing all responses and compiling them into a consultation report. This feedback and analysis will help us refine these options and select the best option to take forward to the next stage.
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Community newsPeel Ports and Highways England are working with the Hugh Baird Academy to launch the Port Academy Liverpool. This will prepare teenagers aged 14 and upwards for the job opportunities in maritime operations and logistics that will be created by the development of the Port of Liverpool.
Why we need this scheme
The Port of Liverpool is one of the country's largest ports for freight goods and the busiest port in the North West. It makes a significant contribution to the local economy and is an important source of employment for the local community.
At the moment access is via the existing A5036, which is an urban dual carriageway. This links the port with the Switch Island Interchange of the M57 and M58, which in turn link to the M62 and M6 respectively.
With the opening of Liverpool2 the Port of Liverpool is set to become even busier – but growth is dependent upon freight being able to access the port.
The A5036 already suffers from a high level of congestion. If we do nothing, the situation will only get worse once Liverpool2 opens.
AimsWe aim to:
- reduce congestion on the A5036
- improve journey time reliability for drivers
- improve safety along the route
- improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists
- re-connect local communities
- meet the needs of future traffic growth
- benefit the local economy
- provide local jobs
Environment impactWe’ve completed a number of environmental surveys, including a photographic study of the landscape at important points. We did this in the summer and winter so that we can consider the impact of the different scheme options on the landscape at different times of the year. Ecologists have been observing over-wintering bird species. They have also reviewed habitats where we might expect to find evidence of protected species such as:
- great crested newts
- water voles
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