The Mersey Gateway Project

Work started on the Mersey Gateway Project on 7 May 2014. In autumn 2017 a new six lane toll bridge over the Mersey between the towns of Runcorn and Widnes will open to relieve the congested and ageing Silver Jubilee Bridge. Both the new Mersey Gateway Bridge and the Silver Jubilee Bridge will be tolled, but they will be free for Halton residents to cross.


Tolls & discounts

Find out more about the different discount packages or how tolls will apply to you.

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No tolls for Halton residents

Halton Borough Council has secured extra funding from Government which means there will be no tolls for Halton residents on either bridge.

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Time Bank

The Time Bank is a way for the Merseylink partnership to offer real commitment and give practical help and support.

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The project will also act as a catalyst for regeneration in the borough and act as a driver for creating new jobs.

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