Mersey Gateway Project

The Mersey Gateway Project is a £600M landmark civil engineering infrastructure project that includes a new six-lane toll bridge over the River Mersey between the towns of Runcorn and Widnes. The new bridge will provide a second road crossing over the Mersey, 1.5km to the east of the congested and ageing Silver Jubilee Bridge, and form the centrepiece of a new and improved high standard link road that connects the national motorway network at Junction 12 of the M56 in North Cheshire with the A562 Speke Road in Merseyside.

The Challenge

Merseylink Civil Contractors wanted to find a supply chain partner with proven experience of working on projects of this scale and importance. This partner would provide a comprehensive range of permanent road markings, cats-eyes and anti-skid treatments for over 38km of new road lanes that form part of the project, including the new six-lane toll bridge

The Solution

The contract was awarded to L&R Roadlines as it could demonstrate the experience and expertise required to meet the tight project timescales. ‘We are delighted to be providing road markings and anti-skid treatments for such a prestigious contract. The Mersey Gateway is one of the most unique and high profile construction projects currently taking place and we are proud to be part of such a professional supply chain’ says Michael Littleboy, contacts manager for L&R Roadlines.

As well as providing all road markings, cats-eyes and anti-skid treatments, L&R Roadlines is also assisting with a range of additional works including temporary lines and road markings. This is enhancing site traffic management and safety during the ongoing construction phase of the project.

L&R Roadlines has demonstrated an enthusiastic approach to working closely in partnership with our technical teams, providing advice and guidance on the most appropriate temporary and permanent marking solutions including hydroblast removal and TexBand road crack and joint treatments.

Merseylink Civil Contractors

Project Images – Completed Bridge

Project Images – Widnes Loops

Project Images – Final Touches

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