A SPECIAL evening session of the public inquiry into the Mersey Gateway Project is being held at 7pm tonight in Runcorn Town Hall.

Inspector Alan Gray wants to hear the views of people for and against the proposed second crossing.

The hearing has been arranged to give people who work and are unable to attend during the day.

Steve Nicholson, Mersey Gateway Project director, said: “All sessions of the inquiry are open to the public.

“I think this special evening session is important as it will allow more people to give their views and see the workings of the inquiry at first hand.”

Tonight’s session takes place in the council chamber.

John McGoldrick of National Alliance Against Tolls said: “The meeting starts at 7pm but you don’t have to be there at the start or stay ‘til the end.

“It could go on for hours.

“It will be informal, that is you don’t have to arrange in advance to say that you want to speak.

“You can just turn up and you don’t have to be a Halton resident.

“If you are concerned about any aspect of the scheme, go along and tell the inspector what you think and encourage other people to do the same.”