Toll test gantries go up in Runcorn

Two new gantries are being erected along the Bridgewater Expressway in Runcorn over the next month so testing of tolling technology can be carried out, ahead of the Mersey Gateway opening in autumn 2017.

Latest Crewe road improvement tabled

Cheshire East Council’s Cabinet is expected to approve a £5m junction improvement this week in the next phase of work around Crewe Green.

High point: the south pylon stands at its finished height in the Mersey estuary

Mersey second crossing bridge pylon reaches highest point

The south pylon of Mersey Gateway bridge pylons has been completed, marking the project’s highest point in the River Mersey estuary. The south pylon stands at impressive 125 metres high, while the north pylon, which will be complete in the next few days, measures 110 metres.

Broughton Bypass

Overruns on Broughton Bypass construction

Unexpected ground conditions have added £3m and five months to the programme for a new road from M55 J1 around the village of Broughton to the A6 in Lancashire, opening up development sites with potential for 1,400 new homes.

Salford Central platforms to cost extra £20m

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TFGM has to find another £20m to extend platforms at Salford Central rail station to prepare for new services and longer trains as part of the Ordsall Chord work to increase capacity through Greater Manchester.