The TII Project Management Guidelines (PMGs) informs the design process. The design phases are also outlined in our project consultation roadmap, please refer to the Public Consultation Tab.
The project is currently in Phase 2: Options Selection, which is a 3-stage process.
- Stage 1 – Preliminary Options Assessment
- Stage 2 – Project Appraisal Matrix
- Stage 3 – Preferred Option
Stage 1 considered the identified constraints, the feedback received through the first public consultation, and the relevant design standards to develop a range of feasible routes within the Study Area. These initial feasible routes were assessed under the following criteria: ‘Engineering’, ‘Environment’, and ‘Economy’. These have now been shortlisted to identify Route Corridor Options to be considered during Stage 2 (Project Appraisal Matrix).
The next Stage, Stage 2 of the Option Selection Phase, will involve a detailed assessment of the options under the following criteria: ‘Economy’, ‘Safety’, ‘Environment’, ‘Accessibility and Social Inclusion’, ‘Integration’ and ‘Physical Activity’ in order to identity an Emerging Preferred Route Corridor.
The Emerging Preferred Route will then go on display as part of a third non-statutory public consultation and the public will be invited to make submissions or comment on the Emerging Preferred Route before a Preferred Option is finalised at Stage 3.