One year after opening, a thorough, wide-ranging assessment was called for
The Queensferry Crossing is a once-in-a-generation infrastructure project—and integral to central Scotland’s transport network. In keeping with the monitoring and evaluation requirements of best practice appraisal guidance, Transport Scotland commissioned Stantec to undertake a multi-stage evaluation of the Queensferry Crossing, which opened in 2017.
Following the development of a pre-intervention baseline that could be used to compare the impacts of the project, we undertook the one-month after evaluation in 2018, which assessed the immediate impact of the new bridge benchmarked against a series of operational indicators and the Forth Road Crossing Bill Commitments.
The one-year after evaluation is assessing the project performance against operational indicators again (assuming that traffic patterns would have settled down after one year), but the one-year also includes assessing the project performance against a series of investment objectives and the Scottish Transport Analysis Guide (STAG) and Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) criteria. It also includes a process evaluation, which reflects on the planning, procurement, and delivery of the project.
When this evaluation is completed, Transport Scotland will have an informed picture of the success of this project.
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