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New road, lane and footpath closures – 16 October 2014

October 17, 2014adminNews

Essential work on the Mersey Gateway Project means the following new road and lane closures over the coming days and weeks.

Date of

closure

Road / footpath

Details

18/10/14 – 19/10/14 Ditton Roundabout Lane closures on roundabout for safety work.
20/10/14 – 7/11/14 A533 Halton Brook Avenue to Calvers Total closure of Brook Place footbridge for road work. Diversion in place via Halton North footbridge.
27/10/14 – 30/10/14 A533 Lodge Lane Closure of Weston Link Eastbound to Southern Expressway, with lane closure on main Central Expressway / Southern Expressway. For site clearance work.
31/10/14 A533 Southern Expressway to Central Expressway Northbound carriageway, lane closure for site clearance work.
3/11/14 – 6/11/14 A533 Lodge Lane to Halton Lea Northbound lane closure from Lodge Lane to Halton Lea, with total closure of slip road to Halton Lea Roundabout. For site clearance work.
7/11/14 A533 Halton Lea Northbound carriageway lane closure of Central Expressway (underneath Halton Lea junction). To include total closure of access slip from Halton Lea Roundabout. For site clearance work.
10/11/14 – 11/11/14 A533 Halton Lea Total closure of exit slip road from Central Expressway to Halton Lea. For site clearance work.

For more information on work taking place near you, visit: www.merseygateway.co.uk/down-your-street/

The information provided here is an overview of planned work and therefore subject to change.

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Marine construction begins in Mersey estuary

October 10, 2014adminNews

The arrival of three marine barges in the Mersey estuary heralds a new phase in the construction of the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

The marine equipment, which includes the 410ft Harry McGill tower crane barge, arrived in the estuary in convoy after travelling up the River Mersey from the Liverpool Docks.

DRH_1231The barges are being used to build temporary structures known as cofferdams, to enable work to begin on the construction of the pylons that will support the three towers of the 1,000m long cable-stay bridge.

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Mersey Gateway gets interactive

September 29, 2014adminNews

New interactive features on the Mersey Gateway website are enabling Halton residents and commuters to keep-up-to-date with the construction of the Mersey Gateway Bridge at the click of a button.

The new features include:

  • ‘Down Your Street’, a series of interactive maps that show the latest information about works likely to impact local residents, businesses and commuters; and
  • a live image gallery, where photographs of the bridge construction are streamed directly from a time-lapse camera installed on site.

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Site tour for Mersey Gateway volunteers

September 26, 2014adminNews

Volunteers who will be helping the Mersey Gateway project toured a variety of locations on the site recently.

Mersey Gateway volunteers enjoyed a tour of the project site recently.

Mersey Gateway volunteers enjoyed a tour of the project site recently.

This involved dropping into the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, travelling to the observatory, and heading down to the river bank to see the construction work currently taking place to build the trestle bridge.

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Merseylink boosts construction crew with local recruits

September 26, 2014adminNews

Merseylink has bolstered its bridge-building crew with the appointment of construction workers from Halton and the surrounding area.

Forty local people have joined the construction consortium so far, working across a range of roles from administration to construction, and this number will increase as work progresses.

(L-R) Local construction workers Kevin Gibney from Liverpool, Chris Moore from Runcorn, Bill Dale from Runcorn, Edward Gray from Liverpool, and Simon Holker from St Helens, with Merseylink foreman Jim Jewell.

(L-R) Local construction workers Kevin Gibney from Liverpool, Chris Moore from Runcorn, Bill Dale from Runcorn, Edward Gray from Liverpool, and Simon Holker from St Helens, with Merseylink foreman Jim Jewell.

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