A5036 Port of Liverpool access

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

Region:  North West
Start date:  2022-23
Cost:  £163 million to £335 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  2025
Programme:  

Have your say

Commonplace is an online community engagement tool we’re using for this scheme to gather insight around the use of Rimrose Valley Park.

We are particularly interested in how you use Rimrose Valley Park, and which facilities or amenities you particularly like or think could be improved. Your feedback will help us to consider this in the design of the scheme.

Please click on the map below to add your comments about specific parts of the park.

Please note: this is not a formal consultation, and the Commonplace site will close in December 2019. We plan to hold our next consultation on the emerging design during the first half of 2020.

Preview image of interactive map for letting us know how you use the Rimrose Valley Park area

Progress report

Thank you to everyone who came to the public information events we held on 22 and 24 October and gave us feedback on our current survey work and the overall scheme. We are now considering the feedback received.

What's next?

We are continuing with our current survey work, which includes ground investigation surveys. Ground investigation surveys are more noticeable and involve drilling boreholes and digging small trenches at a number of locations in and around Rimrose Valley.

To complete this work, we’ll need to have small drilling rigs and digging machinery on site for several weeks. By the time the surveys finish, the area will be returned to its present condition, with the boreholes and trenches filled in.

Our full programme of surveys

Environmental surveys

  • Vegetation surveys – September 2019, with further surveys next spring and summer
  • Habitat surveys – September to October 2019
  • Wintering birds surveys – September 2019 to April 2020
  • Otter surveys – November 2019 to June 2020
  • Bat roost inspections and surveys – November 2019 and April to September 2020
  • Breeding birds survey – April 2020 to August 2020
  • Badger survey – March, June and September 2020
  • Water vole survey – May and September 2020
  • Reptile surveys – March to May 2020
  • Amphibian surveys – April to June 2020
  • Landscape surveys – December 2019 to February 2020, and summer 2020
  • Water supplies surveys – November 2019
  • Cultural heritage surveys – October 2019 to April 2020
  • Noise surveys – January to March 2020
  • Air quality surveys – November 2019 to October 2020

Ground investigation and other surveys

  • Ground investigation surveys – November to December 2019
  • Traffic surveys – October to December 2019
  • CCTV/existing drainage survey – November to December 2019
  • Topographical and utilities surveys – October 2019 to January 2020
  • Non-motorised users and public rights of way surveys – November 2019 and spring/summer 2020

Community news

We'll continue to work with local representatives to identify opportunities to improve the overall environment for people in the area – both within the Rimrose Valley and along the current A5036.

Why we need this scheme

The A5036 between the Switch Island Interchange and Princess Way is a key commuter route, as well as the main access connecting the Port of Liverpool with the motorway network.

The road currently suffers from severe congestion, which causes delays, safety issues, and environmental concerns. The Port of Liverpool is set to become even busier with the opening of Liverpool2, which will add to the pressure on the A5036.

The proposed bypass will take traffic away from communities by Church Road and Dunnings Bridge Road, reducing congestion at junctions and along local roads.

Improving the A5036 will make journeys safer, quicker and more reliable as well as improving local life and regional economic growth.

The A5036 Port of Liverpool project is known as a Nationally Significant Project (NSIP). This means that we must apply for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to proceed with the project.

This short video has more information.

Aims

Our key aims for the scheme are to:

  • improve traffic conditions
  • improve safety on the route for all road users and road workers
  • minimise environmental impacts and protect/enhance the environment
  • support economic growth
  • improve accessibility and integration
  • reduce future maintenance requirements
  • provide value for money

Environment impact

We've previously carried out initial assessments of the impact of the bypass on a number of key environmental aspects including air quality and noise on these living and working in the community. The predicted future traffic growth, particularly in heavy goods vehicles, means that all of our assessments have to be based on future traffic forecasts rather than current traffic figures. This allows us to accurately compare the effects of constructing the bypass to a scenario where nothing is done.

Early assessments have concluded that by encouraging traffic to use the new bypass, it would improve the air quality for residents along the bypassed section of the A5036. Residents living immediately next to the Rimrose Valley could experience poorer air quality, however these changes are expected to be small and well below UK and EU air quality limits. Similarly with noise, the bypass would introduce some increase within the relatively quiet Rimrose Valley. Further environmental assessments are ongoing.

We'll work with stakeholders and the local community to discuss the measures we need to put in place to reduce any negative environmental impacts.

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J6 to roundabout. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M62 eastbound entry slip at junction J6 from roundabout. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Litter Clearance. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 16 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 9:03 pm
Location : The M53 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:30 from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 5:30 pm
Location : The M53 southbound at junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:30 from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 5:30 pm
Location : The M53 southbound entry slip at junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:30 from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 5:30 pm
Location : The M53 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:30 from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 5:30 pm
Location : The A5036 southbound between the A5090 and the junction with the A567 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 16 November 2019 to 05:00 on 17 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 1:23 pm
Location : The M53 southbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:00 on 12 November 2019 to 17:30 on 22 November 2019.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:20 am
Location : The M58 westbound between junction J1 and the M57 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 19 February 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: November 15, 2019, 8:07 am
Location : The M58 eastbound between the M57 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 19 February 2020.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:30 am
Location : The M58 eastbound between the M57 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:00 on 19 February 2020.
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:28 am
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 November 2019 to 05:00 on 19 November 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm
Location : The M62 westbound between junctions J8 and J6 . Reason : Litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 00:00 on 18 November 2019 to 00:00 on 10 March 2020.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:04 pm

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