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Demolition works at Ditton roundabout 8-11 April 2016

April 5, 2016MerseylinkNews

Demolition works will take place this weekend at Ditton roundabout in Widnes to remove the north bridge of Ditton flyover. This requires the breaking out of concrete which is particularly noisy, especially where the concrete is attached to the steel beams.

Work will begin at 7pm on Friday 8 April to set up the area with the main demolition work starting at around 3am on Saturday morning. The demolition work is expected to continue for up to 24 hours, with breaks. Following this, the demolished bridge will be removed and the road cleared, ready to be reopened before 5am on the morning of Monday 11 April.

The north quadrant of Ditton roundabout between the Speke Road northbound access slip and southbound exit slip will be closed during the works. A diversion will be in place.

Unfortunately these works cannot be scheduled for any other time without causing major traffic disruption. Safety is a key priority for us and this extended weekend work also gives us a three-day continuous safe working environment, which means the demolition and clean-up will be complete in one phase.

Our extended working hours between 7pm Friday night through to 7am Monday morning have been approved by Halton Borough Council to complete this immense undertaking. The work is an essential part of building the link roads through Widnes to connect the main road network to the new Mersey Gateway bridge.

We apologise for any inconvenience that these works may cause. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of the project team please contact us on

Halton Borough Council Mersey Link

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