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.
The Mersey Gateway Project team has strongly rejected media reports claiming that the project has hit a brick wall following an announcement made yesterday by Transport Secretary Philip Hammond that decisions on all major transport infrastructure projects would be put on hold until after this autumn’s Comprehensive Spending Review.
The Mersey Gateway Project has today (Friday 9th April) welcomed the news that Lord Adonis has written to Halton MP, Derek Twigg, stressing his party’s support for the project.
The Mersey Gateway Project team has today (Wednesday 3rd February) officially confirmed that the Inspector’s report from last summer’s public inquiry has now been passed to Government officials. .