The Mersey Gateway Project

Mersey Gateway roadworks and footpath closures update – 11 January 2016

January 11, 2016MerseylinkNews

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

Please note the table below does not include details of ongoing work. For details of existing closures, please visit Down Your Street on the Mersey Gateway website.

Date of closure

Road / footpath Details
11/1/16 – approx. 2 months Halton South Footbridge, Runcorn Closure of Halton South Footbridge (known locally as the Asda footbridge) for structural repairs. A diversion via Halton Lodge footbridge will be in place.
11/1/16 – 22/1/16 Ditton flyover, Widnes Overnight (7.30pm – 5am) and offpeak (9.30am – 3.30pm) lane closures on main carriageway on Ditton flyover and overnight lane closures on the southbound access slip road from Ditton Roundabout.
11/1/16 – 26/2/16 A557 at M56 Junction 12, Runcorn Offpeak (9.30am – 3.30pm) lane closures in both directions on A557 between M56 Junction 12 roundabout and Clifton roundabout.
15/1/16 – 18/1/16 Ditton Roundabout, Widnes Weekend closure (7.30pm Friday – 5am Monday) of the south west side of Ditton Roundabout between the Queensway southbound access slip road and the Ditton Road eastbound access road, including the total closure of Queensway northbound exit slip to Ditton Island and the Desoto Road exit and access slip roads. A diversion will be in place.
16/1/16 – 22/1/16 Ditton Road, Widnes Closure of Ditton Road westbound (towards Hale) from Ditton roundabout for 300 metres. A diversion will be in place.
22/1/16 – 25/1/16 Ditton Roundabout, Widnes Weekend (7.30pm Friday – 5am Monday) closure of the north east side of Ditton Roundabout between the northbound access slip to Speke Road and the Moor Lane exit. A diversion will be in place.
25/1/16 – 19/2/16 Watkinson Way, Widnes Overnight (7.30pm – 5am) lane closures on Watkinson Way, between the Wandsworth Way offslip and Waterloo Road.
29/1/16 – 1/2/16

5/2/16 – 8/2/16

A557 at M56 Junction 12, Runcorn Weekend closures (7.30pm Friday – 5am Monday) of the northbound A557 (towards Runcorn) between Clifton roundabout and M56 Junction 12 roundabout. A diversion will be in place.

Ongoing works

There is also a series of ongoing major works taking place across Widnes and Runcorn.  For more details on these major ongoing works visit the Plan Your Journey web page, or click the links below.



For more information on other ongoing work, please visit:

Halton Borough Council Mersey Link

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