General FAQs

  1. Has tolling always been part of the Mersey Gateway Project?
  2. Are both bridges going to be tolled as part of the Mersey Gateway Project?
  3. How much will it cost to cross the bridges?
  4. When will the Silver Jubilee Bridge re-open?

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Has tolling always been part of the Mersey Gateway Project?

Yes. When the project was given the go-ahead by government it was stipulated by the government that both bridges would need to be toll bridges. 

If you want to know more about construction work or other aspects of the project please visit www.merseygateway.co.uk.

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Are both bridges going to be tolled as part of the Mersey Gateway Project?

Yes. The Mersey Gateway Bridge was opened as a toll road in autumn 2017. The Silver Jubilee Bridge will be closed for refurbishment and when it reopens, will be a toll bridge as well.

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How much will it cost to cross the bridges?

The costs for crossing the two bridges vary for different types of vehicles, and there are various special discount packages available and several ways to reduce your journey cost. This website explains the different options. We suggest you start at the toll charges page visit www.merseyflow.co.uk/toll-charges

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When will the Silver Jubilee Bridge re-open?

The Silver Jubilee Bridge will re-open by spring 2019. During the refurbishment, extensive repair work will see it changed to a two-lane bridge with significantly improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

During the closure period, pedestrians and cyclists will be able use the Silver Jubilee Bridge at certain times, however, to ensure the safety of the public crossing the Silver Jubilee Bridge, Halton Borough Council has taken the decision to restrict access at certain times to the footpath/cycleway, while the bridge is closed for refurbishment.

On weekdays from Monday November 6, a free of charge shuttle bus service will take pedestrians, cyclists (and their bikes) and people using mobility scooters across the river during times when the footpath/cycleway is not available. Click link for full details: Silver Jubilee Bridge details

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