A5036 Port of Liverpool access

Scheme outline

Improvement of the A5036 between Liverpool Docks at Seaforth and Switch Island at Aintree, the principal road linking the port with the national motorway network. At present the road is a dual carriageway with numerous signalised junctions and property accesses that runs directly through residential areas.

The preferred solution is an off-line bypass built to dual two-lane standard which would follow the new A5758 from Switch Island to Netherton, then run south-west through the Rimrose Valley Country Park to rejoin the existing A5036 at a new signalised junction at Seaforth and Litherland Station. This proposal is potentially very controversial, as it would require several miles of new dual carriageway to be built through parkland.

The work is required to support the £400m Liverpool2 development which will see an expansion of the port facilities and an increase in traffic to and from the docks.

In preparation
Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority


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11 October 2019

Surveys to investigate noise levels, air quality and ground conditions will take place over the next few months.

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With thanks to Gerry McKenna for information on this page.