The Mersey Gateway Project

The main objectives of the project are to;

  • relieve the congested Silver Jubilee Bridge, thereby removing the constraint on local and regional development and better provide for local transport needs,
  • apply minimum toll and road user charges to both the Mersey Gateway Bridge and the SJB consistent with the level required to satisfy the affordability constraints,
  • improve accessibility in order to maximise local development and regional economic growth opportunities,
  • improve local air quality and enhance the general urban environment,
  • improve public transport links across the River Mersey,
  • encourage the increased use of cycling and walking, and
  • restore effective network resilience for road transport across the River Mersey.