The Mersey Gateway Project

Lane Closure Update

Lane Closures remain in place on the northbound approach to the Mersey Gateway Bridge. Increased traffic congestion and delays are expected as a result. Please allow additional time for any proposed journeys.

Emergancy Lane Closure Update

April 5, 2024MerseylinkNews

Expansion joint works by the specialist contractor on the northbound approach to the Mersey Gateway Bridge will commence at 9.30am on Saturday 6th April 2024 . Works are scheduled to be completed and all lanes closures removed by 5pm that evening. 

Lane closures need to remain in place until these works have been completed and will result in increased congestion and delays, please allow extra time  for any planned journeys.

Merseylink would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by these traffic restrictions

Emergency Lane Closures

April 4, 2024Helen StuartNews

The lane closures on the northbound approach to the Mersey Gateway Bridge will need to remain in place until this weekend. The required remedial works are scheduled to take place on Saturday 6th April 2024.

We are working with our supply chain to see if this timeframe can be brought forward. Any changes to the current timeframe will be communicated via social media platforms.

To help alleviate the traffic congestion associated with these closures traffic movements on the Silver Jubilee Bridge will be restricted to northbound vehicles only (Runcorn to Widnes). This will be installed on Wednesday afternoon and remain in place until all lanes have reopened at the weekend.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience resulting from these closures.

Independent Non-Executive Director Role

North West

The Mersey Gateway Project is £1.8b Public Private Partnership infrastructure project operating a six lane Toll bridge over the River Mersey, monthly vehicle crossings exceed 2m and annual revenue of £60m.

MGCB, a SPV and wholly owned subsidiary of HBC appointed to manage the maintenance & operation of the Mersey Gateway Project, is seeking to appoint a new independent Non-executive Director, who will provide oversight, advice and support to both the Managing Director and the Board of Directors.

The successful candidate is expected to focus on Board matters and not stray into ‘executive direction’, thus providing an independent view of the company that is removed from day-to-day running.

You will have a significant track record in senior leadership roles in the private or public sector, including experience in one or more of the following sectors: infrastructure, construction, commercial or financial.

The non-executive director should bring an independent judgement to bear on issues of strategy, performance and resources including- key appointments and standards of conduct.

The Board of Directors consists of two Executive Directors and four Non-Executive Directors, of which are two are elected Members of Halton Borough Council and two are independent of Halton Borough Council.

Remuneration will be £8,742 per annum for a time commitment of 4 – 6 days per annum.

To apply for this role candidates must supply the following by midnight on 21/04/2024

  • comprehensive CV (maximum two sides A4) setting out your career history and including details of any relevant professional qualifications.
  • short supporting statement(maximum two sides A4) giving evidence of the strength and depth of your ability to meet the criteria for the role. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet the experience and attributes identified in the person specification.

The Supporting Documents and how to apply for this role, you should submit your CV along with a covering letter using this link

If you have any queries about this role, please email

Interviews will be held on 13th May 2024

Please note that it is not policy to acknowledge receipt of applications. If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date you may assume that, on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the essential criteria will be considered for interview.

Thank you for the interest shown in applying for this role.

Road Works Updates

March 7, 2024Helen StuartNews

There will be works carried out on the Mersey Gateway bridge 7th March 2024 between the hours of 2000hrs – 0500hrs.  These works involve the below closures:

Lane 2 closure southbound from Speke Road to Bridge – Lane 1 will remain openDitton on slip southbound will be closed – Diverting all traffic to the SJBWidnes Loops on slip southbound will have lane 1 closed – Lane 2 will remain openLanes 2 and 3 closure across Bridge southbound – Lane 1 will remain openBridgewater Viaduct southbound will be closed – Traffic will be diverted to Bridgewater Interchange

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