Start of the Testing of the New Mersey Gateway Bridge Free-Flow Tolling Sytem
Innovative barrier-free tolling technology being installed for tests
Pictured is an image of the temporary testing equipment being installed above the Bridgewater Expressway in Runcorn
Drivers travelling along the Bridgewater Expressway in Runcorn this month will see two new gantry’s being erected over the road near Starbucks as they head towards the Silver Jubilee Bridge.
The equipment is being tested as part of the innovative tolling technology that will be used for the new bridge when it opens in autumn 2017.
David Parr, Chief Executive of the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board and Halton Borough Council said: “As the Project moves toward its latter stage of construction, the innovative open road tolling system must be tested to ensure the smooth operation of both bridges when the Mersey Gateway opens in autumn 2017.”
The Mersey Gateway Project will be one of the largest infrastructure initiatives in the UK over the coming years. The Mersey Gateway Project has been identified as one of the UK government’s Top 40 priority projects in the National Infrastructure Plan and it has been recognised by KPMG as one of the ‘Top 100 infrastructure projects around the globe’.
emovis is the supplier and future operator of the new Mersey Gateway bridge free-flow tolling system.
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