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:  

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Progress report

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

What next?

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.

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 |

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M53 southbound at junction J2 . Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 27 May 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:03 pm
Location : The M53 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 27 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:03 pm
Location : The M57 northbound entry slip at junction J4 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 28 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:02 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound entry slip at junction J6 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 28 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:02 pm
Location : The M53 northbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 27 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:01 pm
Location : The M53 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 27 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:01 pm
Location : The M53 northbound at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 27 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:01 pm
Location : The M53 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 27 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:01 pm
Location : The M57 northbound exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 2 May 2017 to 15:30 on 5 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 12:01 pm
Location : The M57 northbound entry slip at junction J5 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 April 2017 to 06:00 on 29 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 12:01 pm
Location : The M57 southbound exit slip at junction J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 2 May 2017 to 3 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 11:57 pm
Location : The M57 northbound exit slip at junction J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 2 May 2017 to 3 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 11:57 pm
Location : The M57 northbound between junctions J4 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 2 May 2017 to 3 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 11:57 pm
Location : The M58 eastbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 28 April 2017 to 16:00 on 28 April 2017.
Posted: April 22, 2017, 5:56 pm
Location : The M53 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 28 April 2017.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 6:27 am
Location : The M53 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Planned Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 28 April 2017.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 6:27 am

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