The Mersey Gateway Project

Mersey Gateway roadworks and footpath closures update – 18 January 2016

January 18, 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
18/1/16 – 25/1/16 Ditton Junction, Widnes Offpeak (9.30am – 3.30pm) lane closures on southbound Ditton flyover and southbound access slip road from Ditton roundabout.
21/1/16 A557 Weston Point Expressway, Runcorn Lane 1 closure on Weston Point Expressway northbound between M56 Junction 12 roundabout and Rocksavage Viaduct. There will also be rolling blocks on lane 2 when lighting masts are being dropped.
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.

Update 22/1/16 – this has been changed to lane closures only. The roundabout will remain open.

23/1/16 – 25/1/16 Hutchinson Street / Wandsworth Way, Widnes Three-way temporary traffic signals at the junction between Hutchinson Street and Wandsworth Way.
25/1/16 – 19/2/16 Watkinson Way, Widnes Overnight (7.30pm – 5am) lane closures on Watkinson Way, between Ashley Way and Wandsworth Way.
29/1/16 – 1/2/16 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.
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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