The scheme is currently in the third stage of a three stage assessment process.
This focused on identifying the environmental, engineering, economic and traffic advantages and disadvantages, as well as the constraints associated with broadly defined improvement strategies. This concluded in the selection of the proposed corridor in May 2008.
A detailed assessment of a range of options within the proposed corridor was considered. This concluded in the selection of the Preferred Option in February 2010.
Stage 3 is currently underway and involves detailed assessment of the Preferred Option and ongoing consultation with key stakeholders. This will result in the publication of the Statutory Orders, the draft Direction Order, the Environmental statement and Notice of Intention to Make a Vesting Order.
Due to current budget restrictions there is insufficient funding to allow development work to continue. Progression of the scheme is subject to future budget statements.
A2 leaflet preferred option (February 2010)
This scheme is estimated to cost between £40M and £55M.
Updated 16 June 2016