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Forth Replacement Crossing Study (2007)

This document library section features content relating to the 2007 Forth Replacement Crossing Study, which was commissioned by Transport Scotland to examine options for the project.


Report 5 - Final Report

Description: Report drawing together the key findings from Reports 1 – 4.

Publication Date: June 2007


Report 5 - Final Report Non-technical summary

Description: Non technical summary of the Final Report, summarising the findings of all the work undertaken during the course of the study.

Publication Date: June 2007


Report 4 - Appraisal of options

Description: Assessment of options using the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG).

Publication Date: June 2007


Report 3 - Option Generation and Sifting

Description: Report identifying options for potential replacement crossing.

Publication Date: February 2007


Report 2 - Gaps and Shortfalls

Description: Report identifying the level of performance expected from the road network and identifying gaps and shortfalls to be addressed.

Publication Date: February 2007


Report 1 - Assessment of transport network

Description: Report assessing the existing and forecast future conditions of the transport network within the corridors of Forth Road and Rail Bridges.

Publication Date: February 2007


Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report

Description: Environmental Report Report on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Forth Replacement Crossing Study.

Publication Date: September 2007


Strategic Environmental Assessment  Cover Note with Post Adoptation Statement

Description: As required under the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005, this Post Adoption Statement details the environmental considerations taken into account in the Scottish Government’s decision (December 2007) to build a new bridge to the west of the existing Forth Road Bridge. Relevant environmental mitigation comments from this Post Adoption Statement will, along with a detailed Environmental Impact Assessment of the project, inform an Environmental Statement. The Environmental Statement will support the Parliamentary Bill to be promoted by the Scottish Government in late 2009, which will seek authority to construct the new bridge and connecting roads.

Publication Date: December 2008


FRC Public Information Exhibitions August 2007

Exhibition Leaflet

Description: Public information leaflet summarising main points of the August 2007 Public Information Exhibitions

Publication Date: August 2007


Exhibition Panels

Description: Display panels from the August 2007 Public Information Exhibitions in PDF format.

Publication Date: August 2007


FRC Study 2007 - Maps

Map of Five Crossing Corridors

Description: Map showing five crossing corridors considered during Forth Replacement Crossing Study.

Publication Date: February 2007


Map of Four Crossing Options

Description: Map of four shortlisted crossing options at culmination of Forth Replacement Crossing Study – one bridge and three tunnels.

Publication Date: February 2007


Map of Tunnel Options

Description: Map of final three tunnel options considered during Forth Replacement Crossing Study.

Publication Date: February 2007


Map of Bridge Option

Description: Map of final bridge option considered during Forth Replacement Crossing Study.

Publication Date: June 2007


Map of Tunnel in Corridor E

Description: Map showing tunnel in Corridor E option which was eliminated from the Forth Replacement Crossing Study.

Publication Date: June 2007


Map of Tunnel C Network Connections

Description: Map showing preliminary corridor and indicative road connections to / from proposed Tunnel in Corridor C.

Publication Date: August 2007


Map of Tunnel D Network Connections

Description: Map showing preliminary corridor and indicative road connections to / from proposed Tunnel in Corridor D.

Publication Date: August 2007


Map of Bridge D Network Connections

Description: Map showing preliminary corridor and indicative road connections to / from proposed Bridge in Corridor D.

Publication Date: August 2007


Map of Local Protected Sites

Description: Map showing locations of environmental areas in the Forth Estuary which have protection at a local level.

Publication Date: February 2007


Map of National Protected Sites

Description: Map showing locations of environmental areas in the Forth Estuary which have protection at a national level.

Publication Date: February 2007


Map of Physical Constraints

Description: Map showing constraints in the Forth Estuary which influence or restrict the location of the Forth Replacement Crossing.

Publication Date: February 2007


Further Notes and Reports

Public Information Exhibitions – Feedback Report

Description: Report outlining details of the feedback received at the August 2007 Public Information Exhibitions.

Publication Date: November 2007


Comparison Paper on International Bridges and Tunnels (Nov 2007)

Description: Paper highlighting similarities and differences of comparable bridge and tunnel designs from around the world with those proposed as part of the forth Replacement Crossing Study.

Publication Date: November 2007


Immersed Tube Tunnel Report and Appendix 
Chapters 1 to 5
 | Appendix A

Description: Paper explaining the pros and cons surrounding an immersed tube tunnel in Corridor C.

Publication Date: June 2007


Information Note on wind shielding

Description: Note giving information about the types of wind shielding available and examples of where wind shielding is un use on other bridges.

Publication Date: July 2007


Information Note on HGV restrictions

Description: Note using Transport Model for Scotland (TMfS) to illustrate the likely diversion routes associated with closure of the forth Road Bridge to HGVs in 2013.

Publication Date: July 2007


Information Note on Weekend Delays

Description: Note reporting on the levels of queuing measured at weekends during contra flow operations during the summer of 2007.

Publication Date: June 2007


Media briefing sheet

Description: Background information.

Publication Date: Dec 2007


Information to Inform the Appropriate Assessment (Dec 2007)

Content list and Chapters 1 to 4

Chapters 5 to 9 and Appendices A to D

Description: This report reflects the outcome of the strategic Appropriate Assessment completed to address the requirements of the Habitats Directive.


 

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