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Reduced speed limits set to ensure safety whilst Mersey Gateway construction takes place

September 11, 2014MerseylinkNews

Reduced speed limits will be gradually introduced on parts of the road network throughout Runcorn and Widnes over the coming months.

The reduced speed limits will help ensure the safety of local residents, construction workers and road users whilst construction work for the Mersey Gateway Project takes place. Read more →

Weston Link closure

September 11, 2014MerseylinkNews

Motorists driving through Runcorn are being advised a busy road will be partly closed for 10 days while important investigations take place.

The northbound carriageway of Weston Link will be closed, from the Weston Point Expressway slip road, and will affect the entry onto both the A533 northbound Central Expressway, and A533 eastbound Southern Expressway.

These routes will be closed from Saturday 20 September until Tuesday 30 September, while United Utilities engineers undertake some additional road investigation work in this area following a request from National Grid. Read more →

New road closures – 8 September

September 8, 2014adminNews

Essential work on the Mersey Gateway Project means the following new road closures will begin over the coming fortnight.

Date of closure
Road
Details
09/09/14 – 11/09/14 Southbound slip road from Halton Brow to Central Expressway TOTAL closure of southbound slip road from Halton Brow to Central Expressway (including Halton Lea exit).Local diversions will be in operation.
12/09/14 Southbound slip road from Halton Lea to Central Expressway TOTAL closure of southbound slip road from Halton Lea to Central Expressway for 12 September only.Local diversions will be in operation.
15/09/14 Central Expressway Off-peak lane 2 closures on Central Expressway northbound and southbound between Halton Brook and Calvers.
16/09/14 – 17/09/14 A562 Speke Road (Ditton Flyover) Off-peak lane 2 closures in both directions for barrier repairs.
20/09/14 – 30/09/14 Weston Link TOTAL closure of Weston Link northbound from the Weston Point Expressway slip road. This will affect entry onto both the A533 northbound Central Expressway and the A533 eastbound Southern Expressway.The southbound carriageway of Weston Link, heading towards the A557 Weston Point Expressway, will remain open. Local diversions will be in operation

The information provided here is an overview of planned work and therefore subject to change. The team may have to put in place overnight road closures or diversions at short notice due to emergency situations, and these may not be detailed here, but it is our aim to provide information that is as up to date as possible.

Next stage of Merseylink’s tree clearance programme gets underway

September 5, 2014adminNews

Essential tree-felling work is starting in Halton next week as the next stage of Merseylink’s tree and vegetation clearance programme gets underway.

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Local apprentices recruited for Mersey Gateway Project

September 5, 2014adminNews

Four local people from Halton have secured employment after taking part in training courses developed by Merseylink and Halton Employment Partnership.

Merseylink apprentices Ryan Lee and Steve Savage

Merseylink apprentices Ryan Lee and Steve Savage

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