Mersey Gateway procurement programme gets underway as Halton Borough Council accepts DfT funding conditions
The Mersey Gateway Bridge Project’s procurement programme has kicked off today (Monday 24 October) with the publication of the Contract Notice in the OJEU that invites potential bidders to register their interest in the scheme.
Local communities in Runcorn and Widnes are to get a chance to have their say on potential money saving improvements to the Mersey Gateway Project.
The chance comes following the announcement earlier this week by the Transport Secretary that the Government is to invest up to £470million in the project over its lifetime. This investment confirms that the project will go ahead.
Mersey Gateway bosses have today (Monday 3 October 2011) said they are ‘delighted’ that Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP has confirmed that a detailed funding agreement for the project has been signed off by Government.
Ground investigation works that will pave the way for the construction of the Mersey Gateway Project are due to get underway this month.
David Cameron yesterday pledged his support for the Mersey Gateway Project on a visit to Halton to unveil a new enterprise zone based at the flagship business park.