The Mersey Gateway Project

The Mersey Gateway Crossings Board Ltd (the Board) is a special purpose vehicle established by Halton Borough Council with the delegated authority to deliver the Mersey Gateway Bridge project and to administer and oversee the construction and maintenance of the new tolled crossings including the tolling of the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge.

The Board’s terms of reference and delegated authority are expressed in a Governance Agreement with the Council, set to last for sixty years. The new Board will deliver the project on behalf of the Council and will operate as a commercial (though not for profit) organisation on an arm’s length basis.

The Board will be working closely with the Merseylink consortium on a day to day basis to ensure that all aspects of the contract are adhered to ranging from PR and Communications, environment, traffic management to local employment and skills.