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Mersey Gateway Inquiry Process Underway

The arrangements for the public inquiry into the Mersey Gateway Project were discussed at a pre-inquiry meeting held by the Planning Inspector today

The Mersey Gateway project includes a 1km long, three pier cable stay bridge (the crossing is 2.13km including approach viaducts). The deck will carrying six lanes of traffic - three in each direction.

The inquiry will take place at the Stobart Stadium, Halton.

Consultants Gifford and Knight architects will now work towards submitting its evidence that will be presented to the inquiry by the 21st April.

Objectors and supporters have until 28th April to submit their evidence.

Cllr Tony McDermott MBE, Leader of Halton Borough Council and Chair of the Mersey Gateway Executive Board said:

“The pre-inquiry meeting is a key step in the process that the project is undertaking in the run up to the public inquiry starting on the 19th May.

“We will go away from today looking forward to publishing our evidence on the 21st April and to presenting our case at the Stobart Stadium, Halton later this spring.”

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