The things you find when Bob is deep into transportation research in this case via the Built bEnvironment Networking web site.
Tucked away in an article about Manchester’s expected 2040 strategy refresh (see link above) this quote pops up:
“Tim Gamon, regional delivery director at Highways England said the agency is currently developing scheme for Road Priority 2, which will cover its investment programme from 2020 to 2025.
Projects due to start work in March 2020 are a £135m congestion relief scheme on the A585 between Windy Harbour and Skippool, £52.8m improvements to junction 19 of the M6 and a £242m upgrade of west –east Trans-Pennine road links.
But he said that £227m plans to improve access for the Port of Liverpool via the A5036 Princess Way have hit a setback following a court challenge.
Opponents argue that Highways England had not considered tunnelling a section of the road, but Gamon said the £1.5bn cost of a tunnel would not have met the agency’s cost benefit analysis.
More news on this big local issue when I get it.
With thanks to Bob Robinson for the lead to this posting