Imtech Traffic & Infra UK has secured a contract to design and install traffic control and information systems on the new Mersey Gateway bridge.
The Mersey Gateway bridge is a multi-lane toll bridge across the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal in north-west England, which began construction in May 2014.
In autumn 2017 the new bridge over the river Mersey between the towns of Runcorn and
Widnes will open to relieve the congested and ageing Silver Jubilee Bridge (built in 1961).
Imtech Traffic & Infra will be developing and installing the systems on the bridge and the peripheral roads which will enable the operator to monitor and manage flow across it. The solution will utilise Imtech’s ImCity strategic traffic management system and a secondary information system that is currently being used with two other major clients; Dublin City Council and Ireland’s national road network (NRA).
Daniel Ruiz, managing director of Imtech Traffic & Infra, said: “This is a fantastic project to be involved with and one that demonstrates the breadth of our capability. We very much look forward to working with our client on this iconic project.”