Update No. 12: February 2022 - Phase 3 (Design and Environmental Evaluation) Commences
Phase 2 (Options Selection) concluded in January 2022 following Public Display of the Preferred Option which took place between 22nd November 2021 and 6th December 2021. Following this Public Display the Option Selection Report was finalised which presents the outcome of the option selection process and identifies the Preferred Option to be taken forward to the next stages of the scheme development. Details of the preferred option are available here.
Phase 3 (Design and Environmental Evaluation) commenced at the end of January 2022 and will involve further development of the scheme design including the layout and junction arrangements, identifying the lands required and preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment. Phase 3 is expected to conclude in 2023.
In order to inform the design development the Project Team will be undertaking survey work along the route, including environmental surveys, geotechnical investigations and traffic, pedestrian and cycle count surveys. The Project Team will also be engaging with stakeholders during Phase 3 on the development of the scheme design.
The Project Team can be contacted via the following methods.