A5036 Port of Liverpool access scheme

Closed 27 Feb 2017

Opened 16 Jan 2017

Results updated 31 Aug 2017

Having reviewed the feedback following the consultation we are proceeding with Option B for improving road access to the Port of Liverpool.

Please read our Preferred Route Announcement leaflet below to find out more.

Printed copies of our Report on Public Consultation Summary document and Preferred Route Announcement leaflet will be available to view at the following libraries from 1 September for a period of 12 week:-

  • Maghull Library - Hall Lane, Maghull L31 7BB
  • Bootle Library - Stanley Road, Bootle L20 3EN
  • Netherton Library - Glovers Lane, Netherton L30 3TL
  • Crosby Library - Crosby Road North, Crosby L22 0LQ



In December 2014 Highways England was asked by the government, as part of the Road Investment Strategy, to look at ways to improve road access to the Port of Liverpool.

The Port of Liverpool makes a significant contribution to the regional economy and is an important source of employment for the local community.

The port is already the busiest in the North West and with the recently opened deep-water container berth, Liverpool2, it is set to become even busier.

This is great news for jobs and the regional economy but this growth depends on freight being able to access the port. The A5036 is the main road linking the port to the motorway network. This road is already congested and has a poor safety record; this situation is forecast to worsen as the area is developed.

This road-based solution is part of a much wider set of proposals across Merseyside and the North West. The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is working with a range of partners to deliver transport measures that will improve port access and increase capacity by rail, road and water. More information is available on their website.

You can find further information and details of the options in the consultation brochure.

We are consulting on two options:

Option A

Upgrading the existing A5036 road with junction improvements.

Option B

A new dual carriageway bypass through the Rimrose Valley.

Discounted options

A number of improvement options for both the existing A5036 and bypass have been considered and discounted for a variety of reasons. View the table for more information.

Your input means a lot to us

We’re now launching the public consultation on the shortlisted options. We’d like to hear your views on the options, as well as views from local government and businesses. The consultation will help us further refine options and select the best performing option to take forward to the next stage of design.

This is your opportunity to tell us what you think of the proposals, what works, what concerns you may have, and give us any local or specialist knowledge that may help us to improve the options.


  • All members of the public


  • Roads