The Mersey Gateway Project

Work gets underway on new Ditton Road sub-station in Widnes as Mersey Gateway plans move forward

January 9, 2013adminNews

One of the first physical construction projects associated with the new Mersey Gateway Bridge is now underway in Widnes.

Initial development work on a replacement primary electricity substation for Widnes has begun on part of the former Widnes Tank Container services site in Ditton Road.

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Detailed bids submitted for Mersey Gateway Project

November 27, 2012adminNews

The procurement competition for the Mersey Gateway Project has now entered the final stage where the detailed submissions from the three bidders are now being developed with Halton Borough Council.

The three bidders are competing for a 30-year contract to design, build, finance and operate a new toll bridge over the River Mersey between Runcorn and Widnes, together with associated work in the towns. Read more →

Long-eared owl breeding season protected by Mersey Gateway advance works

November 22, 2012adminNews

The breeding patterns of a pair of long-eared owls that have been nesting in Wigg Island are being protected thanks to work on the Mersey Gateway Project being brought forward to avoid disrupting their nesting season.

During November 2012 just under two hectares of woodland alongside the former Runcorn to Latchford canal spur on Wigg Island in Runcorn have been felled and cleared. Read more →

Civil Engineering students visit Mersey Gateway site

November 16, 2012adminNews

Students from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) have been getting some inspiration from the team behind the Mersey Gateway Project this week.

The new six-lane toll bridge over the Mersey between the towns of Runcorn and Widnes is the centrepiece of the Mersey Gateway Project. Read more →

Revision to MGL consortium approved by Mersey Gateway Project

October 29, 2012adminNews

The team behind the Mersey Gateway Project has approved a change to one of the bidding partners in the MGL consortium.

BAM Nuttall has joined the MGL consortium to replace Galliford Try Investments Limited. Halton Borough Council has now formally reassessed the revised MGL consortium and has approved the change. Read more →

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