The Mersey Gateway Project

Emergency Lane Closures in place on the Mersey Gateway Bridge

February 8, 2024MerseylinkNews

On 7th February 2024, it was identified that a section of expansion joint in Lane 2 on the Southbound carriageway of the Mersey Gateway Bridge was damaged. To mitigate any potential safety hazard to motorists emergency lane closures of Lanes 1 & 2 were installed. These emergency closures have resulted in significant traffic congestion and delay on the bridge and adjacent local networks.

Specialist equipment and expertise are required to carry out the required remediation works. These have now been arranged and remediation works will commence at 8.00am on Friday 9thFebruary. The works will take six hours to complete with traffic management removal beginning at 2.00pm on Friday. Unfortunately, lane closures must remain in place until these works are completed. 

Further disruption on the road networks will occur both this evening and on Friday morning as a result. Merseylink wish to apologise for the inconvenience and disruption being experienced.

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