The Project is currently at Phase 3 Design and Environmental Evaluation. The purpose of this phase is to develop the design of the Preferred Transport Solution identified in Phase 2 and undertake an environmental evaluation of the design to a sufficient level of detail to establish landtake requirements and to progress the project through the statutory process.
The Preferred Transport Solution was on Public Display in May 2022. A copy of all of the display material presented is available here. Following the conclusion of Public Display No. 3, the design team completed the Option Selection Report (OSR) and it has now been published. A copy of the OSR is available here.
The OSR contains all of the supporting detail behind each step in the analysis during Phase 2, documenting both the assessments undertaken and the decisions made.
As part of the Design and Environmental Evaluation stage of the project a number of field surveys, including environmental, topographical and hydrographical surveys will be undertaken in the coming months within an area which includes, but is not limited to, the corridor for the road component for the Preferred Transport Solution.
Since the conclusion of Public Display No. 3 for the Preferred Transport Solution in May 2022, the project team have been progressing the design of the active travel, demand management and road components of the Preferred Transport Solution. The Preferred Option Corridor for the road component published in May 2022 as part of the Preferred Transport Solution has been refined to a 100m wide corridor. The design for the road component of the project is currently being progressed within this corridor. This refined 100m wide corridor lies predominantly within the 300m wide corridor that was published for the Preferred Transport Solution in May 2022. However, following detailed consideration of landowner engagement, stakeholder feedback, environmental surveys, and design development, the corridor diverges at a number of locations. In addition, proposed junction locations have been identified and are shown as shaded areas on the design update drawings. The junction layouts are currently being developed within these areas. Potential active travel routes and demand management measures have also been identified and are also shown on the design update drawings.