National Productivity Investment Fund for the Local Road Network
A556 Gadbrook Business Park Junction upgrade
The purpose of the Department for Transport (Dft) National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) is to increase and rebalance productivity, by relieving congestion and delivering upgrades to local roads and public transport networks, outside of London. National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) Local Road Network projects will be required to promote or facilitate one or more of the following aims:
- to ease congestion and provide upgrades on important national, regional or local routes;
- to unlock economic and job creation opportunities
- to enable the delivery of new housing developments.
The A556 Gadbrook Business Park junction upgrade scheme was prioritised locally as best able to demonstrate the outcomes for NPIF funding.
The £2.990m scheme will bring significant congestion relief and productivity benefits to the A556 Gadbrook Business Park junction in Northwich, enabling 6,060 current and future jobs by 2020. While helping to facilitate an increase of gross value added (GVA) to £27.7m to the local economy and reduce carbon emissions. It will deliver a new left turn slip and widen junction approaches, while reducing traffic delays during peak time periods.
It is anticipated successful bidders will be announced in the Autumn statement 2017.
- A556 Gadbrook Business Park junction upgrade NPIF application form (PDF, 1.18MB)
- Appendix 4: Strategic context map (PDF, 1.50MB)
- Appendix 4: Strategic context map, Local Plan (part one), development sites (2015) (PDF, 874KB)
- Appendix 5: Options analysis design drawings (PDF, 2.23MB)
- Appendix 6: Technical note results of junction modelling (PDF, 657KB)
- Appendix 7: Technical note results of transport modelling (PDF, 582KB)
- Appendix 8: Scheme impact pro-forma (PDF, 13KB)
- Appendix 9: Economic appraisal summary table (PDF, 24KB)
- Appendix 10: Project programme (PDF, 38KB)
- Appendix 11: Risk management strategy (PDF, 134KB)
- Appendix 12: Risk register and QRA (PDF, 621KB)