The Mersey Gateway Project

Call for volunteers to join Mersey Gateway bridge project

January 21, 2015adminNews

A Mersey Gateway volunteer is calling for more local people to join the project’s volunteer programme.

Tracy Holland, from Runcorn, was one of the first people to join the volunteer programme when it launched in May last year. She is now encouraging other local people to join her to help share the story of Halton and the new bridge – currently one of the largest building projects in the UK.

Tracy is urging people to come along to the next volunteer open day on Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 10.30am at the Kingsway Learning Centre in Widnes to find out more.

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New road, lane and footpath closures

January 21, 2015adminNews

Essential work on the Mersey Gateway Project means the following road and lane closures will be in place over the coming days and weeks.

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New road, lane and footpath closures

January 13, 2015adminNews

Essential work on the Mersey Gateway Project means the following road and lane closures will be in place over the coming days and weeks.

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Runcorn traffic boost as key Mersey Gateway roadworks switch to overnight and weekend working

January 9, 2015adminNews

The off-peak roadworks for the Mersey Gateway Project that have been causing traffic delays along the Weston Point Expressway and around the M56 Junction 12 in Runcorn will reduce from today.

The current phase of work in this area, which is essential as part of the highway improvements to allow traffic to access the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, will now be done overnight and at weekends instead. Read more →

Mersey Gateway works to intensify in January 2015

December 29, 2014adminNews

2014-11-12 MGB Ground (05) - 082Construction work in Runcorn and Widnes for the new Mersey Gateway Bridge is set to intensify in January 2015 as new elements of the work get underway in a number of different locations.

This will include:

  • Work starting on the inner structures of the cofferdams in the river
  • New diversions in place where the Bridgewater, Daresbury and Central Expressways come together in Runcorn
  • The submission of an application for night-time working at M56 Junction 12 / Weston Point Expressway area
  • The creation of a new site compound near the Hallwood Park estate
  • Diversion of an electricity main on the Clifton Park estate
  • The ongoing closure of the Ditton Junction to Speke Road on-slip road
  • The off-peak (9.30am – 3.30pm) closure of the inside lane on the southbound Ditton flyover from 7 January for a fortnight
  • The off-peak (9.30am – 3.30pm) closure of the eastbound inside lane on Watkinson Way from 15 January for a week
  • The demolition of the Royal Café in Hutchinson Street

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