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More than 70,000 trips were made across the bridge on most weekdays, more than predicted levels, but with dips around the holiday period in December and January.
The spokeswoman said customers, residents and anyone else interested in the bridge can now explore such data including graphs and tables on topics such as crossings made, average daily traffic figures, vehicle types, penalty charge notices, revenue and traffic by registration type.
She said the dashboard will be updated every three months.
Paul Fenwick, MGCB chief executive, said: “This is part of the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board and Merseyflow’s commitment to be transparent and to provide everyone who uses the bridge with accurate and reliable data on its operation.
“The fact that traffic volumes are slightly higher than we estimated is good news and we’re working hard with our colleagues at Merseyflow to continue to increase the number of people paying on time so we can minimise the number of CALL: 0151 472 2571 | EMAIL: EVENTS@ LIVERPOOL. COM WWW. R EGIONALBUSINESSAWARDS. CO. UK PCNs issued to commuters.”
Anthony Alicastro, Merseyflow managing director, said: “The dashboard gives customers an at-a-glance view of how the bridge is performing and shows just how much traffic is using the crossing and benefitting from quicker, easier and more reliable journeys.”
“We want bridge users to have this information at their fingertips and we’ll publish an updated dashboard every three months with the latest figures.”
To view the dashboard visit the Merseyflow or Mersey Gateway website.