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    Default Second Mersey Crossing and Associated Schemes

    THE 170m pulled from Liverpool's derailed tram scheme should be put towards plans for a 300m new Mersey bridge crossing, the project's leader urged last night. more

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    Why do they need one between Widnes and Runcorn? Thats Cheshire not Merseyside.
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    Max, I'm old enough to remember when we were Lancashire!

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    THE future of the second Mersey crossing is expected to be secured today when a crucial 64m government grant is given the green light. more

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    A MULTI-MILLION pound second crossing of the River Mersey between Runcorn and Widnes has become one of the North West's key transport projects, it was announced last night. more
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    THE Government last night gave the go-ahead for the second Mersey River crossing and pledged 209m of funding for the scheme.

    The historic announcement came after Runcorn bridge bore the brunt of a day of transport chaos, as strike action by public service workers closed both Mersey tunnels and the ferry service.

    Thousands of extra motorists travelled via Runcorn, causing long delays as commuters struggled to find alternative ways across the Mersey.

    Transport Secretary Alistair Darling's decision means work can now begin on designing the new second bridge and securing contractors. Building is now expected to begin in 2011 and should be completed by 2014.

    Mr Darling said: "The proposed new bridge would bring significant benefits to the local communities of Runcorn and Widnes, improve access to key developments such as Liverpool John Lennon Airport and help to support the continuing economic growth on Merseyside."

    Halton council chief executive David Par said: "This is the biggest decision for Merseyside since Capital of Culture. It is a momentous day and the culmination of 15 years of work."
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    BUSINESS leaders and politicians last night welcomed government backing for the Mersey Gateway as one of the most important announcements for the region in the last decade. more
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    Charges will be introduced on both the new and current bridges. Have your say.
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    I tend to use the bridge at least 2/3 times a week, depending on which way I travel to work. Have to say I don't find the congestion too bad - guess I tend to travel at the right times. Is a second bridge really required?

    I'm not happy with them introducing charging though...

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    TEST drilling has started for the new Mersey crossing.

    Work is being carried out at 123 different sites to check the ground on which the 390m Gateway link between Runcorn and Widnes will be built.

    Rigs will be seen around the area for the next two months and drilling may lead to some disruption for motorists. continues....
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    I didn't realise it had already been approved,that's great.

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    Liverpool Echo is a bit late. Have a look here >>>>>>



    and here >>>



    Both pics taken in Oct last year from Wigg Island Runcorn.

    Camera used is Fuji FinePix S602Z (not the best in the world)

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    Default City centre to M56 superhighway plan

    This looks interesting, with the idea being to make Riverside Drive a dual carriageway right down to Kings Dock, alleviating pressure on Park Road and Aigburth Road. I dont like the idea of Speke-Widnes road becoming a toll road though, you already have to pay to get into Liverpool from the west, there have been sugestions that the M62 may have tolls, and now its proposed from the south.

    http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0...name_page.html

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    Just heard this on the radio, cheers for the link
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    I am of the understanding that a Toll will only be for the bridges and not the whole route.
    It has been suggested that the 'old bridge' will be for local trafic only.
    In saying that HBC have a habit of moving the goal posts at thier leasure and inform the players some time later.

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