A5036 Port of Liverpool Access Study

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Atkins Traffic Modelling and Economic Assessment teams have investigated the Economic case and appraising potential highway based options for the A5036 Corridor from the M57 ‘Switch Island’ interchange to the Port of Liverpool.

As part of an initial feasibility study for Highways England, Atkins Transport Modelling team took the lead on the development of a strategic traffic model that enabled the understanding of future year transport conditions along this key corridor.

This involved close working relationships with the client (Highways England), Sefton Council, the Port of Liverpool and other key stakeholders (such as the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership). Outputs from the traffic model were supplied to colleagues from Atkins Air and Noise Quality, Environmental and Planning disciplines as well as providing essential information for an Economic Assessment exercise. 

The results of the feasibility study suggested that improving the A5036 would result in ‘high value for money’ and helped to secure a place on the Highways England’s National Infrastructure Road Programme. The transport planning team are now leading the ‘Stage 2’ phase of the traffic appraisal / model development.

Key facts

Location:
A5036 ‘Corridor’ from Port of Liverpool to Switch Island, Sefton, Merseyside

Country/Region:
UK, North West, Merseyside

Client:
Highways England

Collaborators:
Teams from Transport Modelling, Civils and Structures, Water and Environment Units

Additional key facts:
Developing Junction designs within challenging existing environments, Collaboration across Atkins disciplines, working closely with Key clients / Local Authorities, new sources of data for model development, public consultation exercises. 

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