Maritime Corridor Improvements - PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Closed 26 Oct 2023

Opened 22 Sep 2023


Sefton Council are improving our streets and transport network to support our Sefton 2030 Vision throughout the whole of the Borough of Sefton.

Our proposals for Maritime Corridor Improvements are separate from, and not connected to, National Highways (formerly Highways England) proposals for replacing the former footbridge across Dunnings Bridge Road near to Park Lane ; or the National Highways proposals for the Port of Liverpool Access scheme. The Council is responsible for the Maritime Corridor Improvements project but is not responsible for the other projects.

The Maritime Corridor is the area spanning from Switch Island to Netherton Way (A5038). It links to Atlantic Park and the wider area to the Port of Liverpool.

Our scheme is focused on improving transport links throughout this area by improving junctions and introducing walking and cycling routes along Dunnings Bridge Road (A5036), Netherton Way (A5038), Bridle Road, Park Lane, Heysham Road and Atlantic Park Drive. We want to make it easier for vehicles, cyclists and those walking to move around the area.

The improvement scheme has been split up into six sections which are:

  • Dunnings Bridge Road Improvements
  • Park Lane Improvements
  • Vesty Road to Deltic Way Improvements
  • Netherton Way Improvements
  • Bridle Road Improvements
  • Heysham Road Improvements

The map below shows the walking and cycling improvements as well as the junctions which are going to be improved.

This is a map showing the location of the Maritime Corridor improvement scheme. It shows the location of the walking and cycling routes and the junctions which are also being improved.

The Maritime Corridor is recognised as an area for existing employment, education and leisure opportunities, as well as being directly linked to local residential areas. In addition, both Sefton Council and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority recognise the Maritime Corridor as a key area for potential future growth.

Currently the area experiences high volumes of traffic and limited routes for walking and cycling. This can lead to congestion, travel time delays, air and noise pollution, as well as limiting the accessibility of employment and other opportunities for those unable to travel by car or choosing more sustainable modes of travel.

The aim of the scheme is to therefore tackle these issues and create connected active travel routes throughout the wider area, whilst improving traffic conditions. We are also looking to improve the public space and overall attractiveness of the area. Our plan is that this scheme will help to promote and enable the growth of the wider region and bring further opportunities for local residents and businesses.

Copies of the plans for each of the six sections of the scheme can be found on the individual pages or at the bottom of this page in the Related Documents section.

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Why your views matter

Following the initial engagement with local residents and businesses and the wider public in Spring 2021, the Maritime Corridor Improvements scheme designs have now been further developed. The initial designs have also been reviewed by Active Travel England, who are the national government review body for the active travel element of all highways and transportation schemes. 

Following the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's (LCRCA) securing of funding from the Central Government’s Levelling Up Fund and City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements Fund, Sefton Council are now working towards developing a Full Business Case to help secure some funding for the scheme from the LCRCA.

As part of this process we are undertaking further engagement on the updated scheme designs. We started with informing and talking to key stakeholders who may be directly impacted by the scheme as part of the first stage of consultation. We are now launching a wider, public facing campaign as part of the second stage of consultation and we welcome your views during this engagement.

What happens next

This is the second stage of consultation on the detailed design of the scheme. The results will be analysed and all comments will be taken back to the design team.


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