Mersey Gateway bosses have said they are ‘strongly encouraged’ by comments from Chancellor George Osborne MP that Mersey Gateway was an “incredibly important project that I am really keen to see go ahead”.
Halton Borough Council Chief Executive David Parr met up with the team at Ventcroft’s new premises on the Astmoor Industrial Estate earlier this month to review the fast track construction progress.
The team behind the Mersey Gateway Project has hailed a campaign run by the area’s local newspaper, The Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News, to encourage local residents to show their support for the project.
Halton Borough Council has laid out its case for a new bridge over the River Mersey in a submission to the Government’s Spending Review.
Cost of Silver Jubilee Bridge closure revealed as Mersey Gateway’s importance to region is recognised
The economic cost to the north west of closing the Silver Jubilee Bridge has been calculated at £160,000 an hour according to new figures released by Halton Borough Council.