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
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

What impact will this have on my journey?

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Progress report

We have developed 2 design options that will meet the aims of this scheme. We have published our proposals outlining these options along with an online questionnaire so you can tell us your views on our consultation page. We are keen to know what you think works, what concerns you may have and to benefit from any local or specialist knowledge you may have.

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

What next?

You will have until 27 February 2017 to respond with your views. We will analyse all responses and compile them into a consultation report. Your feedback will help us refine these options and select the best option to take forward to the next stage.

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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Project documents
A5036 Access to the Port of Liverpool |
A5036 Port of Liverpool Newsletter - January 2017 |
A5036 Port of Liverpool Newsletter - June 2016 |
A5036 Port of Liverpool Newsletter - January 2016 |
A5036 Port of Liverpool Newsletter - October 2015 |

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 31 March 2017. Location : The M62 eastbound entry slip at junction J6 . Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 25 January 2017. Location : The M53 northbound entry slip at junction J3 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 25 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Location : The M57 southbound between junctions J4 and J2 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 27 January 2017. Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J6 to M57 north. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 25 January 2017 to 06:00 on 26 January 2017. Location : The M57 southbound exit slip at junction J1 to roundabout. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 31 March 2017. Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J6 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 January 2017 to 27 January 2017. Location : The M58 eastbound between the M57 and junction J3 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 31 March 2017. Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J6 to M57 north. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 21:00 on 21 January 2017. Location : The M62 eastbound at junction J6 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 21 January 2017 to 31 March 2017. Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm

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