A5036 Port of Liverpool AccessRecently updated

Upgrading the A5036 to improve access to the Port of Liverpool.

Region:  North West
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

Following our 6 week public consultation that took place earlier this year, we’ve now analysed your feedback and have carefully considered a number of factors to select our preferred option. We have selected Option B for improving road access to the Port of Liverpool. For further information about how we’ve reached this decision, please read our:
  • Preferred Route Announcement leaflet. This explains the process so far and how we’ve reached our preferred route.
  • Report on Public Consultation Summary. This document is a summary of the report on public consultation, providing the key information you need to know.
  • Report on Public Consultation. This is the full technical analysis of the public consultation.
The above documents are available to view on the consultation page.

What next?

Now we’ve announced our preferred route, we will carry out surveys and investigations to allow us to design the scheme in more detail. We currently expect to start on site no later than March 2020.

Timeline

Date Event
1 December 2014 Road Investment Strategy (RIS) announces commitment to improvements at Port of Liverpool
January 2017 Have your say

Community news

Peel 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.

Aims

We 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
By supporting the expansion of the Port of Liverpool and other planned developments in this area, this scheme will:
  • meet the needs of future traffic growth
  • benefit the local economy
  • provide local jobs

Environment impact

We’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
  • badgers
We’ve completed a survey of daytime noise levels. We took measurements in 12 locations - 5 along the A5036 and 7 around the Rimrose Valley. We will use these readings to compare current noise levels with predicted levels for each of the options.

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M58 eastbound between junctions J3 and M6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 19 October 2017 to 4 November 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 2:30 pm
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J2 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 October 2017 to 06:00 on 25 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The M57 northbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 October 2017 to 06:00 on 25 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The M57 northbound at junction J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 October 2017 to 06:00 on 24 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 October 2017 to 06:00 on 24 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of five lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 October 2017 to 06:00 on 25 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 October 2017 to 06:00 on 24 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J4 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 October 2017 to 06:00 on 24 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J2 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 23 October 2017 to 06:00 on 24 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The M53 northbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 October 2017 to 05:00 on 19 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 October 2017 to 06:00 on 25 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of five lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J6 and J7 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 24 October 2017 to 06:00 on 25 October 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:21 am

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