Phase 1 (Concept and Feasibility) commenced in November 2018. The primary objective of this phase will be to identify the need for the scheme initially and to establish a Project Management Structure for the scheme. While the need for the scheme will be influenced by Government policy and current planning policy(national, regional and local), the feasibility process will also assess the project need using evidence-based analysis of the transport problems.
In addition, the assessment of the need for a scheme will consider the integration of the scheme with public transport and/or other modes of transport, including non-road options are examined as possible alternatives to the scheme.
This phase of the project is ongoing.